How Often Should a Man Ejaculate?

How Often Should a Man Ejaculate?

How Often Should a Man Ejaculate?


The frequency of ejaculation is a topic that has been debated for centuries. Many factors affect your sperm count and overall fertility, so it's essential to understand how often you should be ejaculating. Here are the facts about how long it takes for your body to replenish sperm after you ejaculate and why frequent orgasms may improve your sperm quality.

Sperm quality

The number of sperm in your semen is important, but the quality of those sperm is even more critical. The shape and structure of a sperm cell determines whether or not it can fertilize an egg. If you're interested in having kids one day, it's best to make healthy ejaculations part of your daily routine. An excellent way to do this is by ejaculating regularly—no more than every other day at most—and avoiding sexual arousal for at least 48 hours before each ejaculation. This gives your body time to replenish all its resources (namely, testosterone). If you don't give yourself enough time between orgasms and sexual arousal, then there won't be any new testosterone available when it comes time for another ejaculation. Therefore, the next one will be less effective than usual because there won't be enough chemicals to make healthy sperm cells.

Frequency of sexual activity

Frequent ejaculation is also associated with a lower risk of prostate cancer. Men who ejaculate more often have a lower risk of prostate cancer, and the more you ejaculate, the healthier your prostate will be.

The benefits of semen retention. There are several benefits to retaining semen rather than releasing it immediately through orgasm:

  • Better sleep

  • Lower stress levels

  • Increased energy level throughout the day

  • The benefits of frequent sexual activity.

There are many reasons to engage in regular sexual activity: It can help you get better sleep at night, it helps reduce stress levels, add fun to your life, and so on! These benefits can significantly impact mind and body health over time if practised regularly (and perhaps even occasionally).

Prostate cancer risk

In addition to prostate health, frequent ejaculation can have other health benefits. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), frequent ejaculation is associated with a lower risk of developing prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction.

Ejaculating regularly reduces the risk of developing prostate cancer, according to anecdotal data accumulated over the years. However, findings from a significant study conducted in 2016 provided the most compelling evidence so far. The investigation team inquired about the male participants regarding the frequency of their ejaculations, and it didn't matter how it was conducted. The ejaculation was recorded, whether through intercourse, masturbation or even just a 'wet dream' counted.

Ejaculation frequency

But how often should a man ejaculate? How many times per week or month should you do it? That's up to you! Everyone's different, so there's no "right" or "wrong" number that fits every man.

According to a study, ejaculating at least 21 times per month is recommended for men who want to reduce their chance of developing prostate cancer.

Premature ejaculation

In men, premature ejaculation happens when the semen exits the body (through ejaculation) earlier than intended during sexual activity. Premature ejaculation is a frequently reported issue. It's been reported by as many as one in three persons at some point in their lives.

If it doesn't happen often, premature ejaculation isn't something to worry about. However, you may be given a diagnosis of premature ejaculation if any of the following apply to you:

  • You ejaculate always (or nearly always) within one to three minutes after the onset of penetration.

  • Are unable to postpone ejaculating during sexual activity 100 per cent or almost 100 per cent of the time

  • Feel anxious and upset, so you frequently refrain from engaging in sexual activity with other people.

Takeaway: You can ejaculate as often as you want to fulfil your sex drive

The term "sex drive," synonymous with "libido," describes an individual's desire to participate in sexual activity. A reduction in sexual desire is referred to as having a low libido, whereas an increase in sexual desire is referred to as having a high libido.

You should ejaculate as often as possible to release sperm to feel pleasure and achieve orgasm. There is no evidence that ejaculation frequently is associated with prostate cancer risk, sperm production, sexual health or immune system function. Having a high frequency of sexual intercourse can be an enjoyable way of maintaining health; however, it also has potential adverse effects when carried out at the expense of other aspects of life, such as time at work or with loved ones.

Does ejaculating too soon affect romantic relationships?

Premature ejaculation can lead to complications in your private life. Stress and difficulties in interpersonal relationships are two potential examples. Relationship strain is a common problem that comes along with premature ejaculation.

However, you should not worry about it as long as it doesn’t happen frequently.

When should I next seek professional medical advice?

If you are experiencing delayed ejaculation, you should make an appointment with your wellness professional so that they can reassure you, conduct an assessment to determine the cause, and provide you with other ED treatments or sexual medicine. It may also be beneficial to talk to your partner about your sex life and include your partner in any conversations you have with medical professionals about your physical health.

Most men who suffer from premature ejaculation can be assisted, which is beneficial for forming and maintaining close relationships.

It is essential to remember that ejaculation issues are highly prevalent and are in no way something to be ashamed of or embarrassed about.


We hope this article has helped you better understand the importance of moderate ejaculation for men. This may be a good starting point for those unfamiliar with their bodies or how they work. Don't forget that positive emotions play a crucial role in sexual function.

For some, avoiding ejaculation or semen retention claims it's a good habit since it increases the level of testosterone, while others prefer regular ejaculation.

Remember that there is no correct answer regarding how often you should ejaculate, so it's normal to experiment with different frequencies until you find what works best for your body and lifestyle.

Here at Welzo, we want to help keep you healthy and well informed about your body. To learn more about men's health, view our information page here

To learn more about the statistics and treatments relating to erectile dysfunction, click here to be taken to our information page. 

Similarly, to learn about premature ejaculation, or take an online consultation to be directed towards appropriate treatment, see our PE page here.

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