Breaking The Myth Bubble of Masturbation And Hair Loss

In certain cultures, masturbation remains a taboo. It remains a topic which is not discussed in the open, even in a society like ours. As a result, several myths seem to revolve around this issue as people have half information about it and believe whatever they hear without verifying the truth. These myths just never seem to stop as is always the case for secretly wrapped subjects. There are many misconceptions that most people want to believe in when it comes to masturbation. Some of them are completely ridiculous and don’t have any proof, but others are nearly reasonable and simple to believe. Some of the prevalent sayings include blindness due to masturbation and acne. People get trapped in these myths easily because some of it seems “scientific’ and because something is possible.

Masturbation is a healthy and natural way to explore and enjoy your body. It helps to alleviate sexual stress build-up. No side effects of masturbation are physically harmful, though some theories do. This myth of masturbation that induces hair loss may be derived from protein loss or testosterone level changes theories. But these myths rarely stand up to scrutiny, and for many people, masturbation is a daily part of their lives — 80% of men and women reported masturbations in an interview of more than 2,000 adults.

Does masturbation cause hair fall?

The theory that masturbation can cause your hair loss does not hold, like the other myths of masturbation. Masturbation and hair loss have no science or connection whatsoever between the amount of sex and thickness or health of your hair. Interestingly, many of the websites which claim to be masturbated reinforce their arguments about hair loss with proof that sounds rational. This argument is not backed by scientific evidence. This myth is probably based on how important protein is for hair development, and semen consists largely of protein. This is what people may have assumed that with each ejaculation the body loses protein, loses the hair from nutrition and raises the risk of hair loss.

Masturbation And Hair Loss

Other myths and facts about masturbation

Myth

Masturbation causes hair loss.

Truth

Although semen is predominantly composed of protein, a negligible amount of protein is lost by ejaculation. Ejaculation is roughly 3.4ml on average and contains just 0.171 g of protein. On the other hand, a male’s daily protein consumption is around 56 g on average. This means the protein consumption is 330 times higher every day than that lost in an ejaculation. So the amount of protein lost in ejaculation is not a win situation that is too poor to substantially affect and cause hair loss.

Another hypothesis indicates that the level of testosterone rises through masturbation in males, thereby increasing the amount of dihydrotestosterone or DHT related to hair loss. DHT is formed in testes and the prostate but it is also developed in the whole body. However, increased scalp DHT is not a problem as this impact is transient and no hair damage has been proven. Therefore hair loss due to masturbation is just a myth and does not hold

Myths 

  • Masturbation can cause damage to the genitals  
  • Masturbation  may result in mental illness   
  • Masturbation can be addictive and ruin real sex for you   
  • Vibrators tend to ruin a woman’s sexual life    
  • Vibrators can be addictive for women and they would choose vibrators over men
  • Can cause hair growth in the palms
  • Can result in blindness
  • Can result in impotency in men and infertility in women

Facts 

  • Masturbation will not cause hair growth on the palms.
  • Masturbation will not affect your eyesight or cause blindness Masturbation does not cause acne.
  • Masturbation does not affect your penis size and definitely does not make it smaller.
  • Masturbation does not affect your mental health.
  • Masturbation does not result in any type of cancer but no sex at all in men may result in prostate cancer in men.
  • Masturbation does not affect your sexual health or makes you infertile or impotent. Such factors or incompetencies exists in men and women and has got nothing to do with masturbation. 
  • Masturbation is not supposed to define your social image as it is a private affair.
  • Masturbation does not result in an STD, but sexual intercourse with an infected person can expose you to such diseases.
  • Masturbation is not self-harm.
  • Masturbation does not mean that you are a homosexual.
  • Masturbation is natural.
  • Masturbation does not restrict your emotional or social growth.
  • Masturbation does not amount to adultery, straying, cheating or any kind of infidelity.

Hair loss due to  masturbation in men

The overwhelming majority of men who go soon are known as androgenic alopecia because of an inherited disorder, known more as male pathological baldness. 95 per cent of hair loss is caused by androgenetic alopecia, as the American Hair Loss Association says. 

This legacy, which appears to provide men with a receding hairline and a thinning crown, is due to hereditary sensitivity to testosterone by-products called dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

DHT-friendly hair follicles appear to shrink over the years. The life span of each hair is reduced as the affected hair follicles get smaller. Ultimately, your hair or at least the hair you’re used to is not developed by the follicles. Hair loss normally follows a predictable trend of male pattern baldness. The two most frequent hair loss trends include: 

  • On and around the temples, hair tends to shrink. Eventually, this pattern will leave a horseshoe of hair on the sides and back of the head.
  • From the front of your hairline, hair begins to recede, pulling the hairline back on your head.

You should take some comfort from the fact that you are not alone if, as you see, your hair is thinner than before. At some point in their lives, male pattern baldness affects most males. The reasons for early hair loss in men are:

  • Around 25% of men with an inherited masculinity pattern begin to lose their hair by the age of 21.
  • About 66 per cent of men will have some hair loss by the age of 35.
  • Around 85 per cent of men would have considerably thinner hair by 50 years of age.

Other reasons include

Certain medicines may also result in hair loss as a side effect, including:

  • chemotherapy medications
  • acne medicines (Accutane)
  • antifungal medicines (voriconazole)
  • anticoagulants (heparin and warfare)
  • immunosuppressants
  • blood pressure medicines (beta-blockers and ACE inhibitors)
  • cholesterol-related medicines [simvastatin (Zocor) and atorvastatin (Lipitor)]
  • antidepressants [sertraline (Zoloft) and fluoxetine (Prozac)]

So, don’t give up on some self pleasuring due to some myths!

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