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.
Ep. 25: The Truth About Men's Masturbation Habits
How Often Men And Women Masturbate, By Age
New findings show masturbating could reduce the risk of developing the most common type of cancer. Men should be masturbating more if they want to reduce their risk of developing cancer, according to the NHS. Research published on the NHS website found the risk of prostate cancer was significantly lower in men who ejaculated at least 21 times a month through sex or masturbation. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with more than 40, new cases every year. Researchers from Harvard and Boston medical schools and universities studied 31, healthy men who completed a questionnaire about their ejaculation frequency back in , reports the Plymouth Herald.
16 Guys on How Often They Really Masturbate
Depending on your own self-pleasuring habits, the titillating facts will either shock or mildly interest you. The gap closes in for those who reported masturbating multiple times a month, with But the disparity generally remains the same throughout our lives, with women coming in at least percentage points behind men in each category. Read the fivethirtyeight.
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.