3 LIBYAN SOLDIERS ON UK SEX CHARGES
In fact, having more than 20 male partners DOUBLED the risk of prostate cancer.
The findings are from the Prostate Cancer & Environment Study in which 3,208 men were asked to answer questions about their lifestyle and sex lives.
Professor Marie-Elise Parent, from the University of Montreal, said: “It is possible that having many female sexual partners results in a higher frequency of ejaculations, whose protective effect against prostate cancer has been previously observed in cohort studies.”
The study found that men who were virgins were almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer as those who were sexually experienced.
Compared with those who had only had one partner, men who had slept with also 19% less likely to develop an aggressive type of cancer.
According to one theory, large numbers of ejaculations may reduce the concentration of cancer-causing substances in prostatic fluid, a constituent of semen.
They may also lead to fewer crystal-like structures in the prostate that have previously been associated with prostate cancer.
The age at which men first had sex, and the number of times they had been infected by a sexually transmitted disease, had no bearing on prostate cancer risk.
A total of 12% of the group reported having had at least one sexually transmitted infection (STI) in their lifetime.
While having one male partner did not affect cancer risk, having more than 20 doubled the chances of a diagnosis and it increased the risk of a less aggressive cancer type five-fold.
Prof Parent said: “It could come from greater exposure to STIs, or it could be that anal sex produces a physical trauma to the prostate.” THREE Libyan soldiers who are training in Britain have been charged with sexually assaulting women.
The trio, who are based at Bassingbourn Barracks, Cambs, were arrested after three attacks on three women in Cambridge on Sunday night.
One woman was attacked in the first incident at 10.30pm and two more were attacked just 10 minutes later.
Khaled El Azibi, 18, and Ibrahim Naji El Maarfi, 20, have both been charged with two counts of sexual assault, while Maarfi has also been charged with one count of exposure.
Mohammed Abdalsalam, 27, is charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of threatening behaviour against a police officer.
The soldiers were also questioned about six other attacks on women in Cambridge city centre on October 17.
Up to 2,000 Libyan troops are expected to be trained at Bassingbourn over the next 15 months.