Read on to find out where that number came from, how ejaculation affects your prostate cancer risk, what happens to your sperm, and more. The article details the results of a study of 31, men published in the December issue of European Urology. The study in question relied on self-reported answers — once in and once in — about how often they ejaculated each month and whether they developed prostate cancer. The reason for emission may play a role in any potential benefits. A comprehensive study — the one that launched all the headlines — of nearly 32, males between and suggests that frequent ejaculation may lower the risk of prostate cancer. This means that the results may not be entirely accurate.
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Effect of time interval between ejaculations on semen parameters
According to the World Health Organization guidelines, ejaculatory abstinence EA of 2—7 days is recommended for semen analysis. This study aimed to determine how seminal quality may be affected by two EA periods from the same man. The semen was qualitatively analyzed by examining oxidative activity intracellular and seminal plasma , sperm function acrosome integrity, mitochondrial activity, and nuclear DNA integrity , and epididymal function. As expected, samples collected after 1 day of EA showed a decrease in volume and sperm total number compared to samples collected after 4 days of EA. The sperm motility of the samples collected after 1 day of EA was better compared to samples collected after 4 days of EA.
One day is better than four days of ejaculatory abstinence for sperm function
In order to establish the consistency of semen parameters in repeated electroejaculations, we compared retrospectively the quality of the first and the second electroejaculates of anejaculatory men who were not suffering from any known neurological problems. Sperm quality of the first and the second ejaculates was compared. The results showed no significant difference in the concentration, motility, count and total motile count of the antegrade ejaculates. In retrograde ejaculates there were no significant differences in the count, motility and total motile count.
Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. Several factors have been shown to influence semen parameters, one of which is sexual abstinence; a clinical criteria included in the semen evaluation to provide maximum sperm quality. The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of a daily ejaculation frequency on conventional and functional semen parameters. Semen samples were collected daily over a period of two weeks of which every second sample per person was processed and analyzed according to the World Health Organization guidelines.