More good news for sexually active men! A recent study presented at the American Urological Society Meeting in 2015 showed that frequent ejaculation may be beneficial to prostate health in men. Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer among American men. Until now, prostate cancer risk was thought to be something that a man could not modify through diet or lifestyle changes. The findings of this large prospective study showed a 20% decline in cancer risk for those men who reported more frequent ejaculation (>21 times a month), compared to men with less frequent ejaculation (4-7 times per month). This study agrees with one published 10 years ago showing “high ejaculation frequency may possibly be associated with a 33% lower risk of total and organ-confined prostate cancer.”
In addition, an earlier Australian study showed that although frequent sex (daily) can decrease semen volume and sperm count, it does improve sperm motility and decreases sperm DNA fragmentation or damage. These studies suggest that frequent sexual activity may not only increase the chance for pregnancy in infertile couples, but may be beneficial for a man’s prostate health.