Mr. Zheng from Chongqing: I am a driver over 40 years old. Recently, several of my friends have discovered prostate disease, which is very uncomfortable. The doctor said that their illness is related to their past sexual indulgence. I would like to ask, can abstinence reduce the occurrence of prostate disease?
Professor Dong Xieliang: One of the causes of chronic prostatitis is indeed the indulgence of sexual desire among middle-aged and young people, which is a fact. However, abstinence is also a factor that causes pelvic pain syndrome (also known as aseptic prostatitis). The components of male semen include the secretion of sperm and seminal vesicles from the testes, but more of them are prostatic fluid from the prostate, which is also stored in the seminal vesicles. When orgasm occurs, reflexively causing the seminal vesicles to contract and semen to ejaculate out of the body. When a man is on abstinence, the seminal vesicles will continue to be in a state of fullness and high inflation over time.
A man with normal personality development inevitably experiences sexual impulses due to certain stimuli, which is a normal physiological phenomenon. When recurrent impulses are not released, although reason can calm the person down, the corresponding changes within the organs cannot be controlled at will. The increased secretion and local congestion caused by repeated unexpressed impulses can have adverse effects on the prostate gland. Over time, it can cause the aforementioned pelvic pain syndrome, resulting in pain in the lower abdomen, perineum, testicles, and lumbosacral regions. Therefore, moderate sexual activity is beneficial for health.