ZocdocAnswersAre semen retention headaches real?

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Are semen retention headaches real?

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Semen retention headaches are not substantiated by any medical studies to date. However, if you are having headaches or problems with ejaculation, I would recommend scheduling an appointment to see your doctor so that you can review your particular symptoms and concerns. On the other hand, if you are interested in the topic purely so that you can write an article about it, the short answer is that semen retention headaches have never been proven to exist. Of note, masturbation has never been definitively shown to have any negative health consequences. Although one study suggested an increased risk of developing prostate cancer in men who masturbated frequently in their 20s-40s, this has never been substantiated and other studies have even shown a protective effect of masturbation in preventing prostate cancer. Other potential health benefits of masturbation include positive effects on blood pressure, mood disorders, self-esteem, and even cardiovascular health. Again, more research needs to be conducted in order to validate the findings of preliminary studies, but overall it can be concluded that masturbation is safe and may even be associated with certain health parameters. Again, if you have particular concerns regarding semen retention and/or headaches, I would recommend meeting with your doctor to discuss your individual questions.

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