Masturbation ‘may prevent cancer’

Masturbation ‘may prevent cancer’
: Well, finally: a reason:

WHO cares if you go blind? An Australian study has found that frequent masturbation may protect men against prostate cancer in later life.

A team led by Professor Graham Giles, head of cancer epidemiology at the Cancer Council Victoria, questioned more than 2000 men about their past sexual habits as part of a wider prostate cancer study.

The men, half of whom had prostate cancer, were aged between 40 and 69 and recruited from Sydney, Melbourne and Perth between 1994-98.

The study indicated that men who ejaculated more than five times a week were a third less likely to develop prostate cancer.

“What we found was men who ejaculated most in their twenties, thirties and forties had about a third less prostate cancer risk than men in the lowest category of ejaculation,” Professor Giles told AAP.

“The men who were the high performers in terms of ejaculating had a third less prostate cancer risk than men who were in the lowest category of ejaculation.”

[via Kaveh]

: UPDATE (An update about maturbation? Sure. Late-breaking wisecrack):

See Pedram’s comment.

: And so from now on when Mom unexpectedly knocks on the bathroom door and demands, “Junior, what are you doing in there? Why have you been in the bathroom so long? Are you OK?”

Junior should reply: “I’m fine, Ma. Just preventing cancer.”

: New euphamism (to add to the usual list, stroking the oar, choking the monkey, usw):

: Beating the C.

: Jim Treacher regrets.