It's time to make more room for masturbation and sex. A lot more room.
According to a recent study from Harvard Medical School, men between the ages of 40 and 49 who orgasm 21 times a month are 22 per cent less likely to develop prostate cancer, reports the Telegraph.
The research, which was presented at the American Urological Association's annual meeting, followed over 30,000 healthy men over the age of 18. Almost 4,000 of these men later developed prostate cancer.
Another study found risks of this common cancer can also be reduced if you have sex with more than 20 women. The study from the University of Montreal found men who were sexuality active with more than 20 female partners were 28 per cent less likely to develop the disease.
In Canada, it is estimated 24,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2015, according to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Dr. Jennifer Rider of Harvard Medical School told the Daily Mail the results of this study can encourage further research.
"While these data are the most compelling to date on the potential benefit of ejaculation on prostate cancer development, they are observational data and should be interpreted somewhat cautiously."
Watch the video above to find out how else you can lower your risks.
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