As almost any man could tell you (if he were to be honest), masturbation is one of a guy's most enjoyable activities. However, not so many men could tell you that there is a health benefit to the prostate that is associated with frequent and regular masturbation. Since masturbation can also benefit overall penis health, the prostate advantage simply adds another incentive for a man to engage in this pleasurable activity.

Not just masturbation

To be accurate, the health benefit to the prostate does not actually come from masturbation; it comes from ejaculation. Therefore, partner sex that results in a release of seed is also a perfectly acceptable way to upgrade one's prostate health. So why isn't the focus on partner sex rather than masturbation?

For two reasons, basically:

- One, the recommended number of ejaculations may be as high as seven per week. While there are some men who are in relationships or situations in which five or more rounds of sex each week is par for the course, there are many others who find their average number of weekly sexual encounters with partners falls below that level.

- Two, many men are not in a partner situation at all for long stretches of their lives. For these men, masturbation is essentially the only regular dependable option.


The link between ejaculation and prostate health is supported by several studies, including one from 2003 and one from 2004. The first looked at more than 29,000 men and determined that those who ejaculated at least 21 times every month had a 33% lower risk of developing prostate cancer than those with less frequent ejaculations.

The second looked at about 300 men. Its findings were that those who ejaculated 4 to 7 times per week had a 36% reduced risk of developing prostate cancer.


Why should releasing semen frequently result in a healthier prostate? That question has not been definitively answered as of yet. However, it is theorized that frequent ejaculation may rid the prostate of agents that could be carcinogenic in nature; if left inside the prostate, they could spur the development of a tumor.

Wank with care

With this news, it may seem that a man might want to do nothing but spend all day pleasuring himself in order to ward off prostate cancer. While different men have different sex drives, one should still exercise some caution and not go overboard in terms of frequency.

When a man subjects his junk to constant pounding, there's bound to be some damage; even men who masturbate only occasionally often find themselves with a painfully sore penis due to over-aggressive or over-enthusiastic handling of the tool.

A man needs to find the level of masturbatory activity that benefits his prostate health and still does not result in a penis that is raw or has suffered nerve damage that impairs its ability to deliver sensations of pleasure. The tissue of the penis is notoriously sensitive. It needs time to heal after it's been given a rough going-over.

As mentioned, rawness and soreness can occur even if a man engages in masturbation on only an occasional basis. Keeping the prostate healthy through masturbation simply increases the chance that care will be needed to maintain penis health. For that, regular use of a superior penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) is advised. Rawness and soreness respond very well to a crème that features the combination of a high-end emollient (such as Shea butter) and a natural hydrator (such as vitamin E). If rough handling has caused a loss of sensation, it's advised to use a crème that includes a neuroprotective agent such as acetyl L-carnitine. This particular ingredient helps with peripheral nerve damage that can cause a deadening of sensation in the penis - something no man wants.