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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:01 AM
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Frequent Masturbation Raises Prostate Cancer Risk
Frequent Masturbation Raises Prostate Cancer Risk in Young Men

By Michelle Fay Cortez

Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Young men who have frequent sex -- including masturbation -- may be raising their risk of prostate cancer, British researchers said.

Men who ejaculated at least 20 times a month in their 20s and 30s were more likely to be diagnosed with the cancer later in life, according to a study from the University of Nottingham in BJU International.

Masturbation accounted for most of the differences in the cancer rates, in contrast to research that raised a connection between frequent intercourse and prostate cancer. The link is related to mens hormone levels, which play a role in both the cancer and sex drive, said the researchers led by Polyxeni Dimitropoulou, now at the University of Cambridge.

We found a significant association between prostate cancer and sexual activity in a mans 20s and between masturbation and prostate cancer in the 20s and 30s, Dimitropoulou said in a statement.

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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:03 AM
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1. Now that's completely opposite of the advice given before.
That regular ejaculation would help protect from prostate cancer.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 11:51 AM
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22. I read that too. So, as usual, it's raise the risk, lower the risk, raise the risk, lower the risk,
just like pregnancy or VD...
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 05:05 PM
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27. or sex!
:P
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Mike 03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 05:49 PM
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42. You are right. I even printed that study out. Even way back, Timothy Leary, who
died of prostate cancer, advised men to masturbate every day to prevent prostate cancer.

Until another study confirms this latest one, I'm going to err on the side of caution and continue to masturbate.
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 05:58 PM
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44. Yup, I remember seeing the opposite being reported
and I was relieved, this is not so good. :scared:
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:03 AM
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2. Well, that's completely opposite of a finding I read about last year.
Makes me wonder who is backing up each study ;)
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:04 AM
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3. oops, I'm in trouble then
but, I thought research showed the opposite before?
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:05 AM
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4. I've been doing it wrong all these years?
I was happy last year with the other study...

:cry:
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:07 AM
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5. oh no
I'm a dead man :(
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SacredCow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 11:05 AM
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15. You, and every other guy...
that was ever between the age of 20 and 30....
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 11:26 AM
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17. good point!
:D
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:07 AM
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6. Wait, was this study conducted by the Vatican - opposite all of the others.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:10 AM
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7. That or the Southern Baptists
thus my suspicions about their findings...
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:20 AM
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11. Ah, yes, we've identified the two greatest practitioners by group.
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RadiationTherapy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:13 AM
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8. You have to squeeze and keep your 'ching'.
Edited on Mon Jan-26-09 09:14 AM by RadiationTherapy
I can give no further secrets; I have risked too much already!
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 06:55 PM
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49. you mean the Tao of Sex?
never could get that injaculation right. i bet Sting can do it, though.
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ogneopasno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:15 AM
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9. Correlation/causation! ARGH!
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:20 AM
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10. Yup.
I sincerely doubt the only difference between the higher risk groups were masturbation or amount of sex.
Even then its possible it has more to do with hormone levels themselves than with the actual behavior.
I would like to see the funding for this study, yes indeed!
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harmonicon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:28 AM
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12. looks like I can keep smoking
the prostate cancer will get me way before the lung caner will if this is true.
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 10:13 AM
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13. If this is true, I should have been dead ages ago n/t
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qb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 11:00 AM
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14. it is well, well worth the risk... assuming it's true
It reeks of puritanistic BS
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 11:10 AM
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16. Must have been sponsored by James Dobson
I bet most of the world is either laughing or calling up for that prostate exam.
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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 11:26 AM
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18. Everything gives you cancer... end of story.
There are lies, damned lies, and statistics. Researchers merely produce statistics.

Everyone has a 50% chance of getting cancer... either you'll get it or you won't... at least not right away.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 11:28 AM
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19. As long as all the rubbing doesn't cause it to burst into flames, no problem.
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EastTennesseeDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 07:00 PM
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51. Er...you mean that's a bad thing?
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 11:31 AM
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20. Show me the data taken from men in their 20's that DIDN'T at least 20 times a month
and I'll show you a compilation of bullshit.
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SacredCow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 11:51 AM
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21. As the story goes...
A drill seargent asks his new recruits to raise their hands if they masturbate frequently. No hands. "Exactly 95% of you are regular masturbators!" roars the seargent. "And the other 5% are liars."

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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 11:55 AM
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23. They all died of testosterone poisoning. nt
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 07:01 PM
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52. No effing kidding.
20? How about 40. And that's just in February. . .
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michreject Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 01:11 PM
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24. I thought it only made you go blind
Forgiv the spellin errors. I can't find my glasses.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 01:17 PM
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25. I'm going to die
(and I just started another thread before seeing this one.)
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hvn_nbr_2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 05:04 PM
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26. It has to be bogus: Michelle Fay Cortez is an anagram for
Catechize Yell Form
Mecca Froze Lithely
Catholic Merely Fez
Hermetical Cloy Fez
Hermetical Cozy Elf
Malefic Cheer Zloty
Zealotry Clef Chime
Ceca Fez Tiller Homy
My Electrical Fez Ho
Cache Free Zit Molly
Cochlea Melt Ye Friz
Cachet Froze Me Lily
Clerical Fez Them Yo
Ceramic Fez Hell Toy
Acetic Froze My Hell
I Cecal Fez Motherly
Mecca Flier Eh Zloty
Mecca Foyer Hell Zit
My Catholic Reel Fez
My Catholic Leer Fez
Acrylic Heel Fez Tom


Coincidence? I think not.
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 05:12 PM
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30. Cachet Froze Me Lily
Oy!

:rofl:
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 05:07 PM
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28. They're going to have to come up with a steeper price to pay before I stop.
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 05:11 PM
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29. Word!
Edited on Mon Jan-26-09 05:11 PM by Guava Jelly
:applause:
They'll get my love gun when they pry it out of my cold dead hands :mad:
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 05:22 PM
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35. OMG!
:rofl:
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 05:14 PM
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31. Ah, those wonderful summers at Palm Beach. n/t
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 05:20 PM
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32. Well, the only way to stop that is to amputate
:rofl:

Didn't I read something before that said the exact opposite- that frequent wankers have lower cancer risk?
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 06:05 PM
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45. Yeah, I think the story here is - men masterbate... A LOT.
n/t
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 06:30 PM
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47. I'm pretty sure that's not news.
:D
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crimsonblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 05:21 PM
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33. This directly conflicts with earlier studies that showed constant penis use
decreased the risk of prostate cancer. For my sake, I'm hoping the new study is wrong. :P
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 05:22 PM
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34. Oh Crap
I'm going to be dead in 6 months.

:scared:
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 05:22 PM
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36. Great. Now they tell me
I'm probably living on borrowed time
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 05:24 PM
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37. It has no effect then
One study says it prevents, this study says it promotes.

So, Occam's Razor and all - it has no effect.
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 05:24 PM
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38. 20 times a month?!
What were their arms broken the other 11 days of the month?
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 05:29 PM
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39. Or the other 6 days of the week
:shrug:
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 05:45 PM
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40. Pfft Thats crazy!
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 05:51 PM
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43. You eventually don't even miss the skin
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 05:49 PM
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41. So, it seems like the entire male population of the Lounge is...screwed.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 06:08 PM
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46. We're working as fast as we can!
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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 06:43 PM
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48. I'm sure those dads of 15 kids...
...might end up with cancer. :evilgrin: Then their wives won't be getting any anymore.
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deucemagnet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 06:57 PM
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50. But they said the opposite last year!
Great. Now I have a greater risk of cancer _and_ I'm losing my eyesight.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 07:42 PM
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53. Obviously, if you are married and are "assisted" an equal amount of times
everything will be just fine.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 07:45 PM
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55. lol!
:rofl:

Perfect logic! :D

Contact those researchers with that hypothesis, and let's see if the Vatican/Southern Baptist Convention implodes :P
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 08:01 PM
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59. ...can't....busy....
:rofl:
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 07:44 PM
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54. What then, of visual acuity and hairy palms?
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MsTryska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 07:46 PM
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56. of course prostate massage reduces prostate cancer risks.
actually i might be lying about that - but it reduces prostatitis.


So the thing to do is stick soemthing in your butt WHILE masturbating, and yours risks will be mitigated.
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mentalsolstice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 07:54 PM
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57. Why are all your threads such a kiiljoy?
Really?
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 08:03 PM
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60. I advise you to take matters into your own hands.
:hide:
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 08:11 PM
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63. It takes two hands?
Who woulda thunk :shrug:
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mentalsolstice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 08:31 PM
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64. I'm a woman, so no concern with prostate cancer here
However, I'm a lover of men. As far as I go, I can go one-handed. My SO would also be okay with that...
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 08:39 PM
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65. This is a genuinely biased study.
It's entirely male-centric.

Obviously, women who masturbate too much get Gingivitis. Sorry, that's the (semi-scientific made up on the spot don't ask me how it's just true) facts.
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mentalsolstice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:36 PM
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66. Heh. My gums are in good condition
So 'splain that theory to me again.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:47 PM
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68. It's scientifisistic.
Or sumpin'.
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elshiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 07:58 PM
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58. That's not what my doctor said:
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 08:04 PM
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61. Well all I can say is "Thank goodness I'm a Woman!!!"
I mean I don't have a prostate to worry about!
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Lucian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 08:08 PM
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62. According to this article, I'm getting prostate cancer later in life.
C'est la vie.

What isn't going to give me cancer these days?
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:38 PM
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67. NOW you tell me!1 n/t
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 10:08 PM
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69. That's only for uncircumcised men.
:popcorn:

That's right Elrond Hubbard Danger Mouse. I'm eating popcorn!
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 11:23 PM
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70. Prostrate Dancer Risk? WTF?
No more lap dances por moi :cry:
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bluesbassman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 11:31 PM
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71. Oh, those wacky Brits!
Stiff upper lip and all that rot at good old BJU International. :rofl:
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