Often have we been acculturated to embrace monogamy, and shun any form of polygamy. Both polyandry (taking on several husbands) and polygyny (taking on many wives) are seen as out of the ‘norm’, sometimes even called primitive. New scientific studies have however shown that men who sleep with multiple women REDUCE their risk of prostate cancer.

cheating-manThe Montreal study PROtEuS (Prostate Cancer & Environment Study), had 3,208 men responded to a questionnaire on, amongst other things, their sex lives. According to this, the findings were that men who had several sexual partners slashed their risk of prostate cancer by 28 per cent. Men who have slept with more than 20 women reduced their chances of getting the most aggressive tumours by 19 per cent. To protect against prostate cancer, take a lover – or 20.

Normally, these kinds of studies are inclined to the amount of sex one has, this study however is the first to suggest the number of female partners is what matters, rather than the amount of sex, or even masturbation.

on pointAbstinence! We hear that everywhere we turn, according to this research though, celibacy doubles the risk of the disease. Remember though, most of the people suffering from this disease are in the 30s and 40s, no need for you to be sleeping around in your youth. Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer. The findings add to evidence that regular intercourse may flush out cancer causing chemicals as the prostate secretes the bulk of the fluid in semen.

Homosexuality is a ‘taboo’ subject in our beloved country, even illegal. You can serve up to 14 years in prison for being gay, the law is vague on lesbianism. According to this research, gay men who have had more than 20 male partners in their lifetime suffered a twofold higher risk of getting prostate cancer compared to those who had never slept with a man. And their risk of developing less aggressive prostate cancer increased six-fold compared to those who have had only one male partner, which had no effect on overall risk. Professor Parent, of the University of Montreal, said: ‘It could come from greater exposure to STIs, or it could be anal intercourse produces physical trauma to the prostate.’ I know for a fact that anal sex is dangerous-for both sexes. I would strongly advise against it.

jealous1111Apart from prostate cancer, HIV seems to be less prevalent in polygamous couples who enter the union negative, and remain loyal to each other. Men have been seen as naturally polygamous creatures. In marrying say 5 wives, a man will have no excuse to go out and look for an affair; he would have all he desires at home. In this, he will remain loyal in his marriages. Due to this he will not put the family at risk by engaging in extramarital affairs that may lead him to bring home fatal diseases such as AIDS/HIV.

Our world has a lot of diseases that our parents and such other oldies did not have to worry about. I am not advocating for you to go out there and just get any woman available, remember, there is herpes, gonorrhea, UTIs, chlamydia, and even AIDS. Pregnancy is not as lethal as any of these diseases. So in as much as studies show several partners reduces cancer…think about all other emotional and health risks you expose yourself to in sleeping around.

jelousyThe actual research was published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology.
By Zahra