Ejaculation: best-practice guidelines

Men are being encouraged to take matters into their own hands after a new study found that those who ejaculate most days of the year are less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than those who do so less frequently.

The findings, from a large prospective study of almost 32,000 men, provide additional evidence of a beneficial role of more frequent ejaculation.

At least 21 ejaculations a month is now recognised as the ideal number, which equates to around 252 times a year.

The researchers found that this amount of sexual activity can reduce the risk of contracting prostate cancer by 33% compared with 4-7 ejaculations a month.

The average monthly ejaculation frequency was assessed at three time points: age 20-29 years, age 40-49 years, and the year before questionnaire distribution.

Because ejaculation frequency may be an indicator of health status, the researchers say their findings