Prostatitis is the most common urinary tract problem in men younger than age 50, leading to about 2 million visits to a doctor’s office each year, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Prostatitis is a condition in which the prostate gland gets inflamed and swollen, which can cause a variety of symptoms, both sexual and otherwise. The prostate—it’s a walnut-sized gland located below the bladder and above the rectum—is responsible for producing the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm.

Take a look at some of the common myths and misconceptions associated with prostatitis and discover the truth behind them. Let’s get to debunking.

Myth: Abstaining from sexual activity causes prostatitis.

Reality: Since the prostate is responsible for producing and storing seminal fluid, some people mistakenly think that going too long without ejaculating