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Masturbation, Mens Health, Pornography, Testosterone -

Mixed evidence exists about the correlation between masturbation and ejaculation frequency on prostate cancer risk. One study found that increased masturbation frequency in the 20’s and 30’s was a marker for increased prostate cancer risk.1 One of the largest studies on ejaculation frequency (this included sexual relations, not masturbation in isolation) is known as the Harvard ejaculation study.2 Its findings are often simply described as 20-29-year-olds who reported 21+ ejaculations/month had a lower prostate risk than those who ejaculated 4-7x/month. But those who ejaculated 0-3x/month also had a significantly lower risk (15-16% reduction) than those who ejaculated 4-7x/month.  Masturbation and...

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Diet, Mens Health -

by B.J. Lehecka, DPT, PhD Diet appears to have a definite effect on sexual function/dysfunction and hormones. Compared to other diets, a Mediterranean diet (fish, fats from olive oil, fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, and whole grains) appears protective against erectile dysfunction in men and sexual dysfunction in women. Additionally, a Western diet (usually rich in red and processed meats, dairy, refined grains, processed and artificial sweets, and salt, with minimal intake of fruits, vegetables, fish, and whole grains) is associated with lower semen quality. There are numerous studies of the effects of foods on sexual function, but one notable study...

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Featured, Masturbation, Mens Health, Testosterone -

Article by: B.J. Lehecka, DPT, PhD Contribution by: Some data suggest males average a 17% cyclic increase in testosterone every 20-22 days. Those cyclic periods ranged from 8-30 days and 9-28% of average testosterone levels in study participants. Evidence also suggests peak testosterone levels in males may be more likely on weekends or in 28-day full-moon intervals (among males trying to conceive with a female partner).  Although there is other evidence that male testosterone levels do not change in relation to a partner’s ovulation. Testosterone concentration in males is higher in the fall, peaks in December, and is lowest in the late...

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