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Can masturbation cause hair loss?

Masturbation cause hair loss - a myth or a phenomenon of existence

- Posted on Oct. 15, 2017, 7 p.m. by DrDhananjayChavan


Does masturbation cause hair loss - a myth or a phenomenon of existence?


There has been no solid proof that has come up as an evidence but several theories have been running around for years.

  1. The semen ejaculated has high amounts of protein, nutrients, and hormones which may deprive the hair of proper nourishment.
  2. The second theory states that after the chemical reaction called masturbation hormones, proteins and neurotransmitters are released which causes conversion of testosterone into DHT which is the mastermind behind hair loss.

To counteract these theories we will go through some general information. For instance, 50% of the dry weight of the body is made up of proteins so even if there is the excessive expulsion of seminal fluid it wouldn't reduce the protein content of the body.


The hair loss mostly due to genetic reasons does not involve masturbation otherwise baldness would seem like a normal existence.It occurs because of conversion of a hormone called testosterone into dihydrotestosterone.

Role Of DHT(Dihydrotestosterone) In Male Hair Loss

Now sex and masturbation increase the levels of testosterone which in turn increases the levels DTH and that says something like the theory might just be correct. Now since sex and masturbation are a necessity for survival we cannot stop it. So the best alternative is sex with infrequent ejaculation. Channeling the sexual energy properly by the deep diaphragmatic breathing of push and circulating it throughout the body in form of a massage energy starting from the perineum located between anus and scrotum might do you good.


However most of the time the reason behind hair loss is misdiagnosed. You might think that masturbation or sex might be the issue but it is actually masking the actual reasons like insomnia, stress, pollution exposure, and poor eating habits. So take actions against these basic issues before jumping to any conclusion.

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