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Almost half of the sexually active men who responded to The Irish Times sex survey masturbate more than once a week. Men masturbate more than women, with one in four male respondents to The Irish Times sex survey saying they do it every day, compared with 5 per cent of females. Almost half of sexually active men who responded masturbate more than once a week, compared with a quarter of women. In addition, nine out of 10 people who responded to the survey say they masturbate alone. This ties in with other results of the survey that indicate men rate sexual encounters as highly enjoyable and important. And it ties in with a wide range of sex surveys around the world. The Irish Times sex survey was conducted on irishtimes.
New findings show masturbating could reduce the risk of developing the most common type of cancer. Men should be masturbating more if they want to reduce their risk of developing cancer, according to the NHS. Research published on the NHS website found the risk of prostate cancer was significantly lower in men who ejaculated at least 21 times a month through sex or masturbation. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with more than 40, new cases every year. Researchers from Harvard and Boston medical schools and universities studied 31, healthy men who completed a questionnaire about their ejaculation frequency back in , reports the Plymouth Herald.
The Gossard Big M Survey interviewed 1, women, ages , and their answers indicate that not only do 9 out of 10 women play with themselves, two-thirds do it three times a week. The study refers to these as "sessions," which we can assume doesn't refer to the number of orgasms achieved, but rather, the time spent achieving them. Orgasms from masturbating are like Payless shoes: Once you get the first pair, you get the second for next to nothing. Going just from the published findings of this survey, it's impossible to determine, on average, what percentage of the week is spent flying solo.