Close to 230,000 people are diagnosed with prostate cancer per year and about 30,000 die from it. It sounds scary, and you might be at risk, but studies show that plenty of sex can help prevent prostate cancer. If you’ve been doing great in that area, you may be at less of a risk for prostate cancer in the future.
Research shows that it doesn’t matter if you have sexual intercourse; it’s all about how many orgasms you have. Whether you orgasm during your sleep, during masturbation, or intercourse, you are still eliminating the same potential risk of prostate cancer. It’s all about the ejaculation, not necessarily the sex.
A study in 2004 took a large group of cancer-free men and surveyed them on the amount of ejaculations they have per month. They found that the men having the most ejaculations cut their chances of prostate cancer by a third while the men having the least ejaculations were at a higher risk of cancer. They say that sex during your 20’s helps lower your risk of prostate cancer the most than if you have more sex at any other point in your life.
Not only is sex good for reducing your risk in prostate cancer, but it can help in other areas such as improving your cardiovascular health and decreasing pain. Researchers have found that men that have sex more than twice a week can reduce your risk of a fatal heart attack by almost half as compared to those who have sex less than once a month. Sex helps reduce pain by releasing chemicals into your body that act as a natural painkiller.