Masturbation may be good for you — or bad, depending on your age. The solitary sexual activity that is widely practised but little discussed, is linked with an increased risk of prostate cancer when practised frequently by young men in their twenties and thirties, doctors say. But by the time men reach their fifties, it may protect against the disease because it helps remove toxins that have built up over a lifetime. Prostate cancer is known to be driven by the male hormone testosterone, and men with high levels of testosterone tend to have a higher sex drive and a higher risk of the cancer. But most research has examined older men because prostate cancer is unusual under Researchers at the University of Nottingham studied the link between sexual activity in younger men and the disease to see if it affected their long-term risk. More than men with prostate cancer diagnosed before the age of 60 were questioned about their sexual habits over the preceding decades and the results compared with controls.
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The frequency of the time-honored hobby declines from age 30 onward, but why does this slow-down happen? Does our testosterone gradually deplete as we age, slowing our sex drive? Those factors: Physiology, or the rise and fall of testosterone and hormones in your body; and psychology, or how your brain uses fantasies and stress relief to influence how often you masturbate. It all starts, of course, during puberty. Notice, McGough says health , not age. A study out of the University of Adelaide found that the drop in testosterone experienced by many men was actually dependent on health factors like depression, weight gain or quitting smoking , rather than age.
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Masturbation is very common among adults, yet is a challenging topic for many people to talk about. Masturbation is common even for those who are married. There are many myths about harms of masturbation, but according to the medical community, masturbation does not contribute to any known physical, mental, or medical problems. Experts advise that masturbation after marriage is okay as long as it does not interfere with your sexual intimacy with your partner. It is not unusual for men and women to masturbate in addition to regular sex with their partners.
Staying sexual is within our own power. A whole body of research shows that sex—with a partner and solo—enhances health. If masturbation is good for our physical, emotional and relationship health, why is it so hard for us to talk about or even think about it? David Pittle , a sex and relationship therapist based in San Rafael, California.