Today we answer the question, does masturbation cause hair loss?
Sounds crazy right? It’s actually one of the main theories regarding hair loss. The thought is that excessive ejection of seminal fluid may lead to a protein deficiency in the body and thereby lead to hair loss.
Male pattern baldness (or androgenic alopecia) affects half of men around the globe by the time they reach the age of 50. This condition makes recipients more sensitive to the hormone Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which shrinks hair follicles, eventually causing them to close, which results in the hair loss. But it turns out the ejaculation of a small amount of protein (although nutrition often plays a part in the hair growth cycle) does not in itself cause hair loss problems.
A second theory suggests that sex and masturbation increase testosterone levels which lead to the production of more dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which leads to higher levels of hair loss.
This theory falls down too as dihydrotestosterone can only be produced in genetically predisposed individuals. Half of all men worldwide inherit male pattern baldness.
As Doctor Sanusi Umar MD highlights, “Masturbation does not cause genetic hair loss. Your genetic make-up is what determines male pattern balding.”
However, you may have heard of NoFap.
NOfap is global community of people who are choosing to abstain from pornography and masturbation for a period of time.
Members of the NoFap community have shared the benefits of abstention including:
- Higher levels of happiness, motivation and willpower
- lower levels of stress and anxiety
Some of the physical benefits shared by NoFappers are:
- Increased energy levels
- Enhanced muscle growth
- better quality sleep
- improved focus and concentration
- And hair regrowth!
While there is no scientific link between masturbation and hair loss, some people do experience results when choosing to abstain.
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