The “fair and balanced” journalists at Foxnews.com are reporting on a new study that links frequent masturbation to a decrease in risk of prostate cancer. The article at Fox News can be found here. Interestingly enough, Fox News is only quoting an article from a Gay and Lesbian Website (I’m not really sure why the Lesbians would care…no matter how butch, women just don’t have prostates) which is supposedly quoting the Australians.
Anyway, apparently men between 20 and 50 who masturbate five times a week have a 30% less chance of developing prostate cancer than men who do not. Researchers seem to think that the frequent ejaculation “flushes” the carcinogens out of the prostate.
This is obviously something that some men have known all along…or at least judging by their habits would think they’ve known. Either way, I’m sure that any man who didn’t have a good excuse to yank it a couple of times a week has finally gotten one backed by SCIENCE (who can argue with science?).
Now, of course, the only thing that I could think of while reading this article (other than, “why the hell is this front-page news?”) was “If a man jerks off 10 or 15 times a week does that lower his chances by 60% or 90%?”