Awake 1990 4/8 page 27 " The Prostate and Its ProblemsDO YOU have prostate problems? If you are a male and over 40, you could very well begin experiencing them. It is estimated that more than half of the North American male population over 60 years of age has prostate enlargement and about 95 percent of those who reach their 80?s will suffer from this trouble. But what is this gland called the prostate? Where is it, and what does it do?"..................................... Bible?s Moral Standard a Protection
"Good prostate health seems also to relate to the Bible?s high moral standard. All males would do well to note two principles in particular:
Faithfulto wife: Hebrews 13:4 admonishes: "Let marriage be honorable among all, and the marriage bed be without defilement." Since infection of the prostate gland may be the result of venereal disease, promiscuous sexual activity may lead to prostate trouble as well as other problems.
Guardingone?s thoughts: At Matthew 5:28 Jesus Christ counsels: "But I say to you that everyone that keeps on looking at a woman so as to have a passion for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart." Following Jesus? advice can contribute to good prostate health. How? When passion is aroused in a man, the prostate gland prepares for intercourse. Dr. Brosman writes that repeated episodes of arousal without accompanying ejaculation cause an accumulation of fluid in the prostate and the seminal vesicles and can lead to prostate trouble.
Today, many men seek sexual excitement by reading pornographic or sexually stimulating literature or by watching immoral movies or television programs. How much better to follow the apostle Paul?s advice: "Let fornication and uncleanness of every sort or greediness not even be mentioned among you, just as it befits holy people."?Ephesians 5:3; see also Philippians 4:8.
Yes, the prostate is another marvel of our Creator. Without it, there would possibly be no procreation. So out of respect for his own body and God?s design, every man ought to take steps to keep his prostate gland healthy."