Is it unhealthy to go a long time without ejaculating?

I wondered if there are any positive or negative benefits for refraining from ejaculating for a period of time, and how long that would be?

What is the longest you've gone without ejaculating and how did that affect you?
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  • The only physiological reason to wait longer is the possibility of having more ammo in your gun the next time you shoot.
    Other than that, for an average guy, there have not been any studies that show anything particularly good/bad will occur.
    It would be more of a psychological effect to doing often vs seldom/never.

  • Frequent ejaculations will lower your transient testosterone level and many urologists believe that has positive consequences for the long term health of your prostate.

    • Thanks for MHO!

    • It was a good straightforward answer!

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  • The body reabsorbs seminal fluids that have gotten "old" and makes new ones.
    Since I started masturbating at 15, I've never gone ore than a couple of weeks except Army basic training, 8 weeks.

  • more than 24 hours is Bad... sperm dies after a period of time, it regenerates quickly after an orgasm, you need to keep emptying your prostate or you could get an infection

  • For everyone else it is doing that makes me very irritated and aggressive

  • i dont know i can't get past one day without shooting a big load

    • Do you mean by masturbating, or if you don't masturbate you blow a load in your sleep anyway?

    • jerk off or have sex with someone

  • The #1 contributing factor to prostate cancer is low ejaculation frequency. Three times a week is considered healthy. Less than that, and you're inviting some extra risk

    • Thanks - do you have a scientific source for that fact so I can read up on it?

    • Good place to start. There are links to more at the bottom. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27033442/

  • I've gone a week before, but that was because I wanted to let my sperm build up and cum more. The only downside is blue balls.

    • What is your experience of blue balls?

    • They are painful, but I don't think they cause any health issues.