11 Julio 2017 10:58
Guys, listen to what science is telling you
‘The phenomenon of masturbation is a statistically common phenomenon; which is not the same as saying it’s normal.’ That is what the Catholic Church has to say about it today. It’s not normal, nor even part of human nature, so they say, not to mention that it induces a sense of selfish sexuality; so much so that jerking off can lead to narcissism, ‘damages character, causes spiritual distraction, inconstancy, apathy, guilt complexes...’ It is, in short, a gravely disordered action - or so they tell us - a serious moral offence, an obsessive and selfish vice which will eventually enslave you. Oh, and it can also save your life.
No, the last one isn’t from the Church. It’s from science.
For some time now, science has been telling us about the benefits of solo orgasms. There are, in fact, an abundance of reasons why hand relief can be a healthy pastime, but for men, there is one whose seriousness stands out above the rest: masturbation lowers the risk of getting prostate cancer.
Now, a group of researchers from Harvard University have quantified that benefit. More specifically, these noble scientists have been bold enough to provide us with a number that represents the threshold beyond which our masturbatory frequency helps to keep our prostates cancer-free. And the number is...
'The study, published in the scientific journal European Urology, shows a significant statistical reduction in the likelihood of developing prostate cancer after 21 monthly orgasms, an ejaculation frequency that slashes the risk of cancer by 33%'
To arrive at this figure, the specialists studied responses to a questionnaire on ejaculation habits - frequency in particular - conducted on a group of 31,925 men aged between 20 and 29, and 40 and 49. Those figures were then compared with the respondents’ medical histories. The results reveal clear scientific grounds to support the onanistic vice.The study shows a statistically significant reduction in the likelihood of developing prostate cancer after 21 monthly orgasms.
According to their calculations, that probability is reduced by around 33%.
What is not clear is the reason behind this ‘protection’. One theory suggests that ejaculation flushes out harmful toxins and bacteria which would otherwise accumulate in the prostate gland, increasing the possibility of cell damage. Another theory suggests that frequent ejaculation contributes to the full maturation of the prostate glands, making them less susceptible to being damaged by carcinogenic agents.
Whatever the reason, the stats show that there is a benefit, and that it is significant. What better moment to quote the Catholic priest, Desiderius Erasmus, who once wrote: ‘Prevention is better than cure’. Especially when, as is the case here, the prevention also happens to be deeply pleasurable.