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Masturbation can be good for the over-50s

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posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 06:29 AM
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Article says: Masturbation removes toxins in male's bodies and reduces risk of prostate cancer.

link to article:
www.independent.co.uk...


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.


Now, men have an even better excuse to masturbate.

What is interesting with the article, is it saying that the more sexually active a male is during their 20's then causes more of a chance for prostate cancer.


The findings showed that those who had been most sexually active in their twenties – having sexual intercourse or masturbating more than 20 times a month – were more likely to have the cancer. Frequent masturbation, but not sexual intercourse, in the twenties and thirties was significantly linked with the later development of prostate cancer.

In their 50s men who were most sexually active (more than 10 times a month for sexual intercourse and masturbation combined) enjoyed a small protective effect. The effect was greater when masturbation was assessed on its own.


The effect of masturbation seems to have a benefit for those over 50 years of age.


"One theory is that during the early years the prostate gland is more susceptible to hormonal changes and is still developing. As men age and accumulate toxins from the diet or through their lungs , sexual activity may help release them. Studies have found toxins in the semen and the fluid produced in the prostate. As you age it is more important to flush them out."

However, she admitted that there was no good explanation of why masturbation should have a greater impact on prostate cancer, either by increasing or reducing the risk, than sexual intercourse.


So, now men over 50 have the best excuse for masturbating.




posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 06:40 AM
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I'm doomed



oh well,it's been fun. Can't think of a better way to get cancer.



posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 06:45 AM
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what i want to know is ...who thinks they don't masturbate or have sex?
does someone actually think it just shrivels up and a man just forgets?



posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 06:46 AM
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Please Note

I know the temptation is there, but please keep the Terms & Conditions Of Use in mind before replying to this thread.



1b.) Profanity: You will not use profanity in our forums, and will neither post with language or content that is obscene, sexually oriented, or sexually suggestive nor link to sites that contain such content.


This caution isn't aimed at anyone specific - it's just a precautionary reminder to prevent what's coming.



posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 06:55 AM
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Why is it that those who have sex have less chance of getting cancer than those who masturbate? It doesn't make sense.
How would a young mans prostate know the difference?
Does a prostate have it's own mind?

Inquiring minds need to know.



posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 07:22 AM
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so..at exactly what age does it stop being bad for you and start being good..and who and why funded this study?
what about those 50+ who have sex regularly huh? no benefit there unless you please yourself or what?
i call hogwash.



posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 07:28 AM
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Keep in mind that a lack of use, as it might be, can lead to inflammation of the prostate. The prostate doesn't stop doing its job just because there is no sexual activity, so it will continue to make prostate fluid and can get swollen if there is no release. So, masturbation doesn't just release toxins, but also releases pressure and keeps the prostate working properly. Regular use makes a gland happy.



posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 07:30 AM
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Shouldn't this thread be moved to a BTS forum??



posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 07:32 AM
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What exactly is considered too much?

Once an day?

Once a week?

24/7 365 lol?

And who did the scientists use as guinni pigs? If this was via a question sheet or through oral interview I would doubt the accuracy.

And why do I care about this? lol



posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 07:34 AM
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This caution isn't aimed at anyone specific - it's just a precautionary reminder to prevent what's coming.


I'm sorry, I'm sorry. Double standards and all that!

I couldn't help but raise that one



posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 07:40 AM
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Originally posted by vonspurter
reply to post by Gemwolf
 





This caution isn't aimed at anyone specific - it's just a precautionary reminder to prevent what's coming.


I'm sorry, I'm sorry. Double standards and all that!

I couldn't help but raise that one


Okay, I had to read the post a couple of times, before I got it. I am laughing due to double meanings, or what I precieve as double meanings.






posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 07:48 AM
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Someone's got a dirty mind.


Let's focus on the topic. Thanks.



posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 07:52 AM
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Sorry, I guess - there were no double meanings meant, hey at least they were "clean" double meanings, as I read it.

On topic - it seems this news and study - should make it's way to all 50 + men - so they can help themselves with not getting prostate cancer.



posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 07:54 AM
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I'm curious. (no snickering!
) What about the stress that sex and/or masterbation can put on a heart? As people age they have more heart problems. Sometimes older people are NOT supposed to be doing those things for cardiac reasons.



posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 08:01 AM
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Take it from someone who worked in a retirement community; there is no bigger den of sin than your local nursing home. If you weren't getting lucky in youth you will definitely catch that second wind!



posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 08:03 AM
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I would make the assumption that masturbation has much less stress involved or exertion. Whereas sex - has lots of exertion and physical activity - which of course would cause the heart racing.

I have heard of people dying of heart attacks during sex, but haven't heard of it happening due to masturbation. Though, I would doubt that - that would be part of a mortuary announcement "Heart attack, due to masturbation".





posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 08:06 AM
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Originally posted by questioningall
I have heard of people dying of heart attacks during sex, but haven't heard of it happening due to masturbation.

I'm thinking that most people wouldn't spread it around that their loved one died while self-pleasuring. But you are probably right. Less physical stress on the body. (unless the person is an Al Bundy type - 45 seconds and then is done)

I wish there was a smilie to choose from that blushed.



posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 08:24 AM
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You had me laughing my butt off!



posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 08:34 AM
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Originally posted by secretagent woooman
Take it from someone who worked in a retirement community; there is no bigger den of sin than your local nursing home. If you weren't getting lucky in youth you will definitely catch that second wind!


Sorry that is too much too much
..I still have not fully awoke yet and that is to much fodder for nightmares if I should decide to sleep more.



posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 08:40 AM
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That only applies when the person is diagnosed with advance hart disease then he will have to abstain from certain rigorous exercises.

But a person with a healthy life style should have not problems in that area.

Remember Flayers even in the bible men were able to proliferate during their advance years, they just go themselves younger concubines.



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