Men in their 50s should try to have sex three times a week to protect themselves against prostate cancer.
This is the conclusion of a new report in January’s British Journal of Urology International, which claims an active sex life is important for middle-aged men.
According to the Daily Mail, researchers found that men over 50 who have sex more than ten times a month have a small level of protection against the disease compared to those who make love less often.
They claimed that sexual activity helps to release cancer-causing toxins from the prostate gland in older men, so more is better.
However, the Daily Mail also points out that for younger men, it may be a case of less is more.
It says separate studies have shown that guys in their 20s and 30s who have sex more than 20 times a month are at an increase risk of prostate cancer.
This is because young men with a higher sex drive tend to have higher testosterone levels, which can fuel the disease.
According to Cancer Research UK, prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men. Almost 60 per cent of cases are diagnosed in men over the age of 70.