Does Masturbation Cause Hair Loss? Popular myths, debunked
You may already know hair loss may be genetic (thanks, grandma) or due to hormonal disturbances, but have you ever heard of masturbation causing hair loss?
There are a few theories on the Internet and urban legends. Some say that since semen contains protein, ejaculation causes loss of protein which in turn leads to hair loss. Others say that for guys, masturbation increases the hormone DHT which is responsible for male pattern baldness.
A lot of these ideas are guy centric … so you might be wondering if your guy is about to live a bald existence. Or, you might worry that your solo sessions will damage your beautiful hair as well.
Either way, Mona Gohara, MD, a dermatologist at Advanced DermCare and Clinical Associate Professor at the Yale School of Medicine has some serious thoughts on this.
Okay, could masturbation really cause?
“There is no scientific correlation between masturbation and hair loss, “Gohara says.” We know that because, let’s face it, a lot of people would walk around bald. “
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Also to be noted? Sex and ejaculation in general have no negative impact on the health of your hair. On the contrary, there are a number that are proven to work, including stress relief, better sleep, and increased happiness.
What Really Causes Hair Loss?
“Hair loss is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors,” says Joshua Zeichner, MD and director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital. “Some factors, like your parents, are beyond your control. ”
But other factors, like how you treat your hair is under your control, says Zeichner. Ponytails and tight braids can put tension at the hairline and help thin out strands. Chemical straighteners and extreme heat (from styling tools) can contribute to hair breakage.
Other vitamin deficiency, autoimmunity, certain medications, and physiological or emotional stressors, according to Gohara.: hormonal changes, thyroid problems, anemia,
In other words, it’s a long list, but it doesn’t include solo action.
At the end of the line : Masturbation don’t mess with your hair. Do not hesitate to continue to please yourself, my daughter!
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