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by B.J. Lehecka, DPT, PhD | May 12, 2021 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. One of the largest studies on ejaculation frequency (this included sexual relations, not masturbation in isolation) is known as the Harvard ejaculation study. 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)...

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