1 doctor weighed in:

Can masturbation prevent prostate enlargement?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Little science here

It would be difficult to find a control group.
As recently as the mid-20th century, 'pop' / 'cult' claims that 'solitary vice' did terrible spiritual damage resulted in men trying very hard -- usually unsuccessfully -- to avoid the practice. Anecdotally, accelerated prostate hyperplasia seemed to result. Within reasonable limits, correlation between frequency ; BPH risk seems negligible.

In brief: Little science here

It would be difficult to find a control group.
As recently as the mid-20th century, 'pop' / 'cult' claims that 'solitary vice' did terrible spiritual damage resulted in men trying very hard -- usually unsuccessfully -- to avoid the practice. Anecdotally, accelerated prostate hyperplasia seemed to result. Within reasonable limits, correlation between frequency ; BPH risk seems negligible.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
15 years in practice
47M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors