Masturbation is an excellent way to explore your body and sexuality and is known to have multiple health benefits. Regular masturbation is an effective stress reliever, can relax and boost your mood and even help you sleep better. In saying that, the testicles sometimes feel a little left out. They are lower and a bit further out of the way and often in masturbation or oral sex the balls sometime get a bit neglected. Apart from testicular fearing of missing out TFOMO , you may be missing out on an important activity that may actually save your life. Testicular cancer is the second most common cancer in young men aged 18 to 39 and according to cancer council Australia early diagnosis through TSE and prompt care results in excellent prognosis for this disease.
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When I examine my testicles, sometimes I find that one of the tubes is much bigger than the other one, and sometimes they're the same size. I am very worried that I might have testicular cancer , but I am scared to go and see a doctor. It is not that I am too shy, my penis is quite big about 5 inches long, is that normal at 15? Also, is it possible that the testicular cancer might develop if I masturbate too much? I'm really glad to hear that you appreciate the importance of self examination in the testicular department. I'm sure you know that the only way you are going to be certain of finding out what is happening, and if there is any significant abnormality, is to seek medical advice and undergo an examination. Don't be scared! Your doctor is used to dealing with situations like this and will be able to put your mind at rest and explain what it is that you are feeling.
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Ejaculating after all, based upon some studies, through sexual intercourse or masturbation, does not seem to protect against higher risk prostate cancers. The studies do not sort out between ejaculating during sexual intercourse or masturbation, and the effect of each on prostate cancer. One study followed 32, men for 18 years. The more the number increased per month, the lower their risk. Other studies have found ejaculation rate has no impact on prostate cancer rates. Ejaculation may protect the prostate by flushing out harmful chemicals that build up in semen. It is also possible ejaculation does not actually protect against prostate cancer. Men who ejaculate more may have healthier lifestyle habits that decrease their odds of being diagnosed with the disease. Additionally, ejaculating may only reduce the risk in men in certain age groups.