Does It Matter?
Twenty-one times every month, right? It’s not that simple. Keep reading to find out where that number came from. How ejaculation affects your prostate cancer risk, can you run out of your sperm, and more.
There isn’t an exact number. How many times you need to ejaculate each day, week, or month to achieve any particular result. Let’s start.
Where did ‘21 times a month’ come from?
A Daily Mail headline from 2017 says, “Ejaculating at least 21 times a month significantly reduces a man’s risk of prostate cancer.”
The article details the results of a study of 31,925 men published in the December 2016 issue of European Urology.
Although the study’s conclusions do suggest that there’s a direct correlation between ejaculation frequency and prostate cancer risk. More additional research is required to fully explore this possibility.
The study in question relied on self-reported answers. Once in 1992 and once in 2010 – About how often they ejaculated each month and whether they developed prostate cancer or not.
This means that the results could be skewed by the subject’s memories or awareness of their habits.
It’s also necessary to note that the study didn’t define whether ejaculation resulted from sex with a partner or masturbation. The reason for emission may play a role in any possible benefits.
Can Regular/Frequent Ejaculation Help Reduce The Risk Of Prostate Cancer?
The evidence isn’t conclusive. Here’s a quick snapshot of what you need to know.
A complete 2016 study — The one that launched all the headlines — of nearly 32,000 males between 1992 and 2010 hints that frequent ejaculation may lower the risk of prostate cancer.
However, more research is needed before we can know this for sure.
This study relies on data from self-reported surveys — rather than controlled laboratory data.
This means that the results may not be entirely accurate. Memories aren’t perfect. And many people don’t feel comfortable being grimly(in a very serious manner) honest about how many times they have ejaculated.
It’s also worth noting that a 2004 study on the same group found no analytical significance between ejaculation and prostate cancer risk.
Although the 2016 study did not benefit that much even after having an extra decade or so of data. The reason was there were not many changes in studies(method of doing the study).
Previous research has also faced some of the same restrictions.
For example, a 2003 study of over 1,000 males also relied on self-reported data.
The questionnaire that participants may not have known the exact answers to; This includes:
- How old they were when they first ejaculated
- An estimate of the decade in which they ejaculated with the most number of times
- How many sexual partners they have had before and after they turned 30
It’s also important to note that the participants had already received a prostate cancer diagnosis. It’s also important to note that the participants had already received a prostate cancer diagnosis. It is difficult to determine how much ejaculation plays a role, without knowing more about their health before diagnosis.
There isn’t any research that distinctly ties ejaculation to any specific benefits. But what about arousal? That’s a whole different story. Arousal is linked intimately to elevations in oxytocin and dopamine.
Oxytocin is associated with positive emotions, comfort in social and intimate environments, and reduced stress.
Dopamine is also associated with positive emotions. To put this in simple words, an increase in dopamine can make you feel better. It may even increase your motivation to do other things that make you feel happy.
Masturbation – Driven Ejaculation And Partner Sex-Driven Ejaculation. Are They The Same Or Different?
There isn’t a ton of research in this area, so it’s hard to say for sure. More research is needed to determine if there are any differences between the two.
Ejaculation through sex may be more efficient or good because of the penetration, is well known to your body(pressure on the penis). When you ejaculate through masturbation you do it with hand – meaning pressure on your penis may be very high. High pressure on the penis irritates the penis or in rare cases, it may damage internal cells(for some time). If you feel so go immediately to your family doctor or sexual health specialist. More research is needed.
Ejaculation is generally thought to:
- Improve sperm quality
- Help you sleep better
- Improve migraine symptoms
- Boost your immune system
- Reduce your risk of death from heart disease
Ejaculation Frequency? Does It Matter?
There’s an old Taoist notion that controlling how often you ejaculate helps you save what’s believed to be a finite amount of energy. Abstaining from ejaculation is thought to allow the energy carried in sperm to return to the brain and satisfy it with energy.
This practice is the origin of the “24 times a year” idea. In fact, some Taoist teachers recommend that you only ejaculate 20 to 30 percent of the time you have sex. That translates to 2 or 3 times out of every 10 sessions.
But these ideas aren’t backed by any hard science. And many Taoist teachers urge people to focus on personal feelings of strength and refreshment after ejaculation rather than specific figures.
Can You Run Out Of Sperm?
Nope! Your body maintains a surplus of sperm.
In fact, Each time your heart beats your body makes 1,500 sperms. This adds up to be a few million per day! There’s no way you could run out of sperms.
The Bottom Line
Not sure whether to ejaculate more or less? Always listen to your body. Twenty-one times a month isn’t right or sensible for everybody. Twenty-one times in a is considered an addiction.
Do what feels most natural. Pay close attention to how you feel after hours and days when you ejaculate and adjust yourself as you see fit.
For example, do you feel better when you self-masturbate or have sex?
Or do you feel sad after frequent sex or masturbation? Do you feel like a groggier, sore, or sick? If yes, then try to take things down a notch and see how you feel😇.
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