Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Are they yankin' my chain?

The following news story sings the health-worthy praises of self-gratification. Actually, if this research is true, from a purely mechanical view of the subject, it just makes good sense; that stuff was meant to leave the body shortly after production, one way or another.

Masturbation may prevent prostate cancer Mon Apr 21, 7:32 PM ET

SUMMARY: Researchers find that men who masturbate frequently are at a reduced risk of cancer.

Frequent masturbation may help men cut their risk of contracting prostate cancer, Australian researchers have found. It is believed that carcinogens may build up in the prostate if men do not ejaculate regularly, BBC News reported on Wednesday. The researchers surveyed more than 1,000 men who had developed prostate cancer, and 1,250 men who had not. They found that men who had ejaculated the most between the ages of 20 and 50 were the least likely to get cancer. Men who ejaculated more than five times each week were a third less likely to develop prostate cancer.

Sexual intercourse may not have the same effect because of the higher risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease, which could in turn raise the risk of cancer. "Had we been able to remove ejaculations associated with sexual intercourse, there should have been an even stronger protective effect of ejaculations," Graham Giles of the Cancer Council Victoria, who led the researchers, said in the article.

The prostate produces a fluid that is incorporated into ejaculation, which activates sperm and prevents them from sticking together. Studies on animals have shown that carcinogens like 3-methylchloranthrene can be harbored in the prostate. Frequent ejaculation encourages the cancer-inducing fluids to "flush out." (The Advocate) If you'd like to know more, you can find stories related to Masturbation may prevent prostate cancer .

Now THAT'S a load off my mind. Remember: use it or ooze it.

Take care.

1 comment:

The Other Mike S. said...

The radio station I was listening to this morning was talking about this. I damned near got in an accident, I was laughing so hard.

One of the on-air hosts was making comments about how it's good for your health, etc. The other host said, "Yeah, it's extending your life, keeping you around for your family. It's almost a noble act."

From the background, you could hear one of the crew/engineers yell, "It ain't noble the way I do it...."