In this video I’m going to be answering the question, does masturbation cause hair loss? If there was a definitive link between fapping and hair loss then almost 100% of men in the world would be bald.
So why has this IDEA come about?
Is there any truth to it?
Let’s find out.
NOfap is global worldwide community of people who are choosing to abstain from pornography and masturbation for a period of time.
The community started on Reddit and is now a trademarked name and business.
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
They have also experienced Physical benefits of:
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!
In this video I’m going to share the latest research on this topic and whether NoFapping can actually benefit your hair.
Where has the link between masturbation and hair loss come from?
The probable reason is that ejaculating could be seen as the body expelling protein-rich fluid.
Semen is made up of 90% water and 10% protein.
Proteins are used to build tissue cells, including the cells of your hair, skin and nails.
80-85% of your hair is composed of a protein called keratin.
However, research shows that there is no direct link to masturbating and hair loss.
Your body directs protein towards your hair by feeding it micronutrients from your diet and hair growth vitamins.
So where else has the potential link between masturbating and hair loss become so popular?
Another idea promulgated is that testosterone levels naturally rise during masturbation and sex and this can lead to a rise of the androgen of Dihydrotestosterone.
DHT is a hormone found in the skin liver and
DHT stands for Dihydrotestosterone it’s a hormone produced in the skin, liver and testes.
DHT is present in both men and women, but DHT related hair loss, otherwise known Androgenic Alopecia or pattern baldness affects much more men than women
“By the age of thirty-five two-thirds of American men will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss” The American Hair Loss Association:
In genetically pre-disposed guys an enzyme called 5-Alpha Reductase combines with testosterone to synthesize DHT.
When flowing around your blood stream DHT attaches itself to genetically susceptible hair follicles and shrinks them, Basically this is called miniaturization. And it gradually kills the hair follicle so that hair no longer grows there.
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Those that believe that there could be a link between: masturbation and hair loss put forward the idea that it leads to higher levels of testosterone and this in turn leads to increased levels of Dihydrotestosterone.
Even though this may be the case, studies show that testosterone levels return to normal levels after orgasm.
however. Dr Sanusi Umar MD of Fue Hair Restoration points out that:
"While DHT does play a role in hair loss, you are most likely in the early stages of androgenic alopecia.
The most common factor in hair loss for men and women is androgenic alopecia, or pattern baldness.
This genetic condition makes recipients more sensitive to the hormone DHT, which miniaturizes follicles.
Those with genetically weak androgen receptors thus suffer hair loss.
Men prone to hair thinning and baldness experience it at a much younger age than women and at a higher percentage."
To summarize, there is no evidence to show that fapping causes hair loss.
It’s more than likely that a number of factors are at play that could be causing your hair loss including:
health and lifestyle factors
and plain old genetics.
While some people report experiencing a range of benefits from adopting the NoFap lifestyle, these claims aren’t rooted in much scientific evidence.
There’s nothing inherently wrong with masturbation, unless it starts to interfere with your day-to-day life.
There’s also nothing inherently harmful about becoming part of the NoFap community, especially if it brings lots of benefits to your life.
I hope you’ve found this video valuable.
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