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What is ejaculation? Is ejaculation important to a man or not? How best can a man improve their sexual health through ejaculation? This article explains how best a man can improve sexual health through ejaculation.

Most men learned about ejaculation through friends or social media during their teenage years. Regardless of how the idea of masturbation, also known as ejaculation, came into the limelight, it is undoubtedly one of the most pleasurable sexual activities. Below are some of the health benefits that ejaculation brings to the table.

Masturbation, be it solo or partnered, is one of the most recommended sexual voyages that one should undertake to get an in-depth knowledge of their body. Through that, you will be able to know what turns you on and where. Ejaculation is an exciting phenomenon in men because it bags many health benefits that most men know nothing about. Even though there are a lot of myths that accompany the idea of men ejaculating, the benefits end up debunking most of these myths.

Benefits Of Ejaculating

Reduces The Risk Of Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is a penile disorder that affects many men around the globe. Cocci et al. (2020) explained that about 1 in 3 men suffers from this penile disorder. Premature ejaculation happens when a man cannot hold in their orgasm and thus ends up ejaculating too soon, mostly before or shortly after penetration. Premature ejaculation can be embarrassing, and most often, it tampers with sexual drive and self-esteem. However, with the input of health care practitioners and sex therapists, there is hope for people who are battling premature ejaculation. Engaging in solo or partnered sessions of ejaculation for about 2 hours before sex may help one to last longer in bed before they experience another ejaculation.

May Prevent Prostate Cancer

The prostate is a small gland located near the rectum. It contains a fluid that the sperms swim through during ejaculation. As men grow older, the prostate swells, normal unless it interferes with passing out body fluids such as semen and urine. When a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, there is an overgrowth of cells in the prostatic region, but not all prostate cancers are harmful. Some may take a while to show serious symptoms because they are within the confines of the prostate gland. Vapiwala et al. (2021) stated that frequent masturbation sessions could lower one’s risk of prostate cancer; the prostate gland gets rid of any excess fluid in its reservoir. Studies show that men who ejaculated nearly 21 times a month were less predisposed to prostate cancer.

May Help With Erectile Dysfunction

As men grow older, their penises go through many mishaps, and most often, these mishaps hamper sexual activity and drive. An example of a penile mishap is erectile dysfunction, defined as the inability of a man to maintain a strong hard-on that is enough to satisfy their partners. This phenomenon can lead to decreased sexual drive and confidence in bed. However, through studies, it is possible to battle the effects of incontinence and erectile dysfunction with regular ejaculation. Masturbation helps strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, strengthening the muscles that line the penis for a stronger erection.

Improves Sperm Motility

According to Schwarz et al. (2021), sperm motility refers to the sperm's efficiency in moving out of the sperm duct, which is a key factor in infertility. If you have poor sperm motility, the chances are that you could be infertile; the sperm will be unable to reach the egg and fertilize it. In most cases, the sperms are even unable to reach the vaginal canal. But through the studies by health practitioners, it has been ascertained that ejaculation can help with low sperm motility. When a man masturbates right before sex, residual sperms in the sperm duct are fished out, allowing fresh sperms to be released during intercourse, thus increasing the chances of conception. 

Ejaculating Releases A Myriad Of Hormones

When you ejaculate, your body releases hormones that are a mix of pain relievers and mood stabilizers. After engaging in any pleasurable activity, your body releases an endorphin rush due to the influx of hormones in the body. Such hormones include;


Also known as the love hormone, oxytocin is responsible for various physiological and behavioral effects that boost positive social and emotional interaction (Benameuret. al 2021).


Endorphins are also known as feel-good hormones because they block pain better than morphine. This hormone is associated with extremely high or low moods.


Hormone dopamine is a reward-seeking hormone. Often when a drug addict indulges in their drug of choice, the hormone dopamine is triggered, which leads to feelings of short-term satisfaction.


Hormone serotonin is a neurotransmitter that brings about feelings of satisfaction, which boosts mood.


Prolactin is one of the most important hormones in the male body because it promotes the body's response to stress, emotions, and reproduction.

Prevents Pregnancy And STDs

Ejaculation is a woman's problem as much as it is to men. If a man chooses to ejaculate inside the woman, the chances are that the woman will have to purchase the morning-after pill or battle a viral STD like herpes. Matthews et al. (2018) stated that for couples who are not ready to birth a child, ejaculation is the safest way to make this happen. It is important to note that if the penis is rubbed on the female's genitalia, there is a 99.9% chance that sperms will spill on her vagina and cause pregnancy or even an STD. It is important to note that mutual masturbation may also be a window to STDs because after or during the deed, both parties may end up touching each other's genitals, leading to the exchange of body fluids.


For a long time, masturbation has been viewed as a vice for sexual pleasure because societal norms cite that sexual pleasure should be a two-person affair. However, thanks to the massive steps that the world is making, most people are constantly looking for ways to self-pleasure. If masturbation were as bad as most people make it to be, the negatives would have outweighed the positives, which is not the case at all. As outlined in the article above, masturbation in men has many health benefits, from preventing STDs and improving sperm motility to preventing prostate cancer. 


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