Ejaculation and Prostate Cancer
posted: 10/22/2008 12:00 am
Dear Dr. Myrtle
I heard that if a man ejaculates on a regular basis it can help prevent prostate cancer. Is this true? I was also wondering if women need to drain their G-Spot fluid regularly if it’s not expressed in sexual activity, since women have prostates, too?
The seminal fluid that results in male ejaculate comes from (er, is derived from) four independent sources:
- The potential urethral pathway of the semen is prepared by the "pre cum" fluid which is chock full of minerals and raises the pH to about the level of dilute lye (very alkaline). The fluid is secreted from the Cowper’s Glands, aka the bulbourethral glands.
- The little spermies are released from epididymis school where they matured, and are squished propulsively up the sperm duct (vas deferens) all the way around the bladder and back to join the fluid of the...
- Seminal vesicles (male convents of sperm food), the producers of sugars to feed the sperm.
So far, well and good. We only have one more to go, and what’s the problem?
- Well, the problem is the fluid of the Prostate gland. Turns out, in order for sperm to survive the (literally) dangerous acid-based, lactobacilli-laced, vaginal lubrication-full vaginal space, on through the cervix, up through the uterus, and around the tubes to the egg, (*WHEW*) some of the impediments need to be whacked out.
This is a sperm’s perspective, mind you. From their point of view, they have a "one-in-a-million" chance to get through the dense jungle undergrowth of Vaginal Brazil, to make it to the fountain of youth. I’m sure Pizarro used something sharp and caustic to whack through the vegetation, and prostate fluid is just that weapon for the sperm.
Unlike all of the other components, prostate fluid contains some serious enzymes that clip proteins apart: mucus proteins, bacterial shell proteins, etc. Hai-Yah!
Now, let’s leave the jungle for just a moment, and travel back to the Temple of Doom: an unejaculated prostate. What’s a prostate going to do with this samurai enzyme stuff...Sell it as a WMD? Make fermented cheese? Clean graffiti off walls (Whew... that took a weird turn I don’t want to think about...)?
All healthy cells rely on the proper functioning of their DNA genetic material to direct their proper life cycle. When DNA is clipped, the cell loses its map, and can become cancerous. What’s DNA made of?
Protein. What does the prostatic fluid clip up? Protein. So prostatic fluid that just sits, and sits and sits, eventually can dissolve part of its own cellular wall and DNA, causing it to become cancerous.
This is why we don’t hear of other types of cancer of the male urogenital system: the two most common are bladder cancer and prostate cancer. Although rare cases of seminal vesicle cancer, urethral cancer, etc. can (and do) happen, the bladder holds toxins (dyes, tobacco residue, etc.) and the prostate holds its own fluid which are both negatively transformative in terms of cancerous transformation.
Therefore, I often lecture to men that even if they aren’t "interested" in being sexual, that they have a reason to ejaculate weekly (once a week is just fine). That helps to wash prostatic fluid through the prostate on a routine basis, and helps to protect their prostate. This is not dependent on a partner. They need to take care of their own sexual health issues.
It is obviously a mistake to keep things in the Temple of Doom for prolonged periods, and best to use one’s assets productively (cutting through jungle underbrush), lest they turn against you.
As for your second question. Women’s paraurethral fluid ("G-spot fluid") is consistent with the enzymatic fluid of the prostate. However, the glands are much more spread out along the length of the urethra, are very shallow and therefore easily expressed. Women DO get prostate cancer, however it is very, very rare by comparison to their male counterparts. (And, yes, men get breast cancer, and it is often very difficult to speak about and very hard to treat/cure.)
So, I would dispute the same need for prostate fluid expulsion in women. I would say that one orgasm per week is necessary for sufficient sexual health maintenance to keep the nerve cells buzzin’ properly.