this story has been mailed 120 times since it was posted on Yahoo! UK at 11:30 AM GMT yesterday. Which is it? Yep, it’s ‘masturbating may protect against prostate cancer’, premiered at New Scientist. Most mailed/blogged story ever, I’d guess!
For some reason I didn’t post this to the blog on Wednesday when it came out, instead posting it to another list. But talking about it with some mates last night, they noted this snippet:
The team speculates that infections caused by intercourse may increase the risk of prostate cancer. ‘Had we been able to remove ejaculations associated with sexual intercourse, there should have been an even stronger protective effect of other ejaculations,’ they suggest.