Men warned against too much sex

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FRANCISTOWN: Together We Care (TWC) spokesperson Temo Jautse has warned Monarch’s male residents to avoid having too much sex as it can lead to prostate cancer.

Jautse was addressing a public meeting at Monarch liquor shopping complex during TWC prostate cancer awareness cycling tour. 

Before their Francistown stopover, TWC had started their 40-day cycling tour around Botswana in Gaborone, which will also cover areas as far as Maun, Rakops and Letlhakane as a way of reaching out to the community and teaching them about prostate cancer.

The initiative is a curtain raiser for the month of September, which is Prostate Cancer Awareness month.


The cycling team is also expected to travel to Selebi-Phikwe, Palapye, and Mahalapye and end their journey in Gaborone on August 30, 2019. 

In his address, Jautse said that prostate cancer is likely to affect men aged 40. 

He further said that prostate cancer affects most middle-aged men who likely indulged in prolonged sexual rounds or sessions in their prime youth.

He added that another reason is that some of the middle-aged men would have had multiple or concurrent sexual partners in their youth. 

Jautse said that having more than one sexual partner leads to overworking sexual organs and later on deal with prostate cancer as a consequence of such once they hit 40. 

He said gays and bisexual men are also at high risk of being affected by prostate cancer. 

Jautse enlightened the attendants that prostrate normally produces the fluid that nourishes and transports sperms and it contracts and forces the fluids out during orgasm. 

The TWC spokesperson said that having too much sex may lead to overworking the prostate. 

“Mutations in one’s deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) may cause the cells in your prostate to start growing uncontrollably and abnormally. The cells will continue to grow and divide until a tumour develops,” he said. 

Jautse said that the indicators of this particular cancer include encountering difficulty in urinating, blood in urine, burning pain from the waist and abnormal erection.  

“Please always check if there are traces of blood clots in your urine or semen collected in a condom after indulging in any sexual activity to make sure you are safe. If it happens that you find the blood either in the urine or semen please rush to the clinic for a check up.” 

He further said that prostate cancer could be treated if diagnosed before metastasis, but if not it becomes dangerous.  Jautse encouraged men to get tested for prostate cancer through a rectal examination before it is too late.

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