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Can Masturbation Kill You?

GlyphGlyph Registered User regular
edited July 2009 in Debate and/or Discourse
You might have heard people talk about masturbation as being a "normal" and "natural" activity but what exactly are the potential health risks involved with regular and frequent stimulation of the human genitalia?

For instance, it occurs to me that whenever a man performs this act of self-satiation, he is essentially telling his body that he is having sexual intercourse. As this behavior persists unchecked over the course of many years, it is not unusual to expect that the body would adjust to this pace of faux coitus accordingly by producing increasingly copious quantities of sperm and seminal fluid in order for "supply" to meet "demand," but how does this process in turn affect the body?

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And what happens if and when the subject abruptly decides to stop or even slow down? Could he actually expect to break this masturbatory cycle without inviting harm to both himself and his sexual organs? What happens if the excess sexual fluid isn't released and is instead allowed to compile and congest within the testicles themselves? Would that not inevitably result in a kind of "breaking of the dams" via explosive ejaculation if not through the scrotal membrane itself?

And then there's this:

http://www.webmd.com/prostate-cancer/news/20090127/masturbation-and-prostate-cancer-risk
For men in their 20s, "frequent masturbation" was two to seven times per week. Compared to same-age men who reported masturbating less than once per month, 20-something frequent masturbators had a 79% higher risk of prostate cancer by age 60.

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  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I thought masturbation lowered the risk of prostate cancer.

    Seriously J not only are you a monumentally umpleasant person when you start uttering the nonsense that passes for philosophy in your mind (shame on whatever institution you graduated in, and shame on your tutors for creating such a monster), but your sense of humor, such as it is, is awful.
  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Ejaculation on the order of about 5 times a week has been found to inhibit prostate cancer.

    Also this is otherwise a stupid thread.

  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    What men don't masturbate or do the nasty two to seven times a week?

  • DirtyDirtyVagrantDirtyDirtyVagrant Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Masturbation is possibly the only thing that feels good that is also good for you.

  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Ejaculation on the order of about 5 times a week has been found to inhibit prostate cancer.

    Also this is otherwise a stupid thread.

    It's %23 more stupid than the toilet paper thread, which says something.

    Seriously J not only are you a monumentally umpleasant person when you start uttering the nonsense that passes for philosophy in your mind (shame on whatever institution you graduated in, and shame on your tutors for creating such a monster), but your sense of humor, such as it is, is awful.
  • MA17MA17 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    If you stop masturbating, your balls will get huge and you will be the subject of a black and white documentary.

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  • HyphyKezzyHyphyKezzy The Best On MarsRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Nocturnal emissions are your built in safety valve. I stopped whacking it for a period of several weeks in my mid-twenties for no real reason, woke up in the middle of the night once and had to do laundry. Haven't forgoten to whack it regularly since.

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  • themightypuckthemightypuck MontanaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    _J_ wrote: »
    I thought masturbation lowered the risk of prostate cancer.

    Not in women.

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    ― Marcus Aurelius
  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    MA17 wrote: »
    If you stop masturbating, your balls will get huge and you will be the subject of a black and white documentary.

    I saw that documentary.

    It was a vivid production, correct?

    Seriously J not only are you a monumentally umpleasant person when you start uttering the nonsense that passes for philosophy in your mind (shame on whatever institution you graduated in, and shame on your tutors for creating such a monster), but your sense of humor, such as it is, is awful.
  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Holy shit, MA17 just posted. Or is this not a new phenomenon?

    Also, I've masturbated so much I've been dead for 1100 years now.

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  • ElkiElki hegemon globalSuper Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited July 2009
    Quit fucking around, asshole.


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  • GlyphGlyph Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    _J_ wrote: »
    I thought masturbation lowered the risk of prostate cancer.

    Read the article. It only lowers your risk if you're over the age of 60. Are you over 60?

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