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i've just read that masturbation higher the prolactin levels, i've read also that high prolactin levels causes hairloss, i'm really concerned about it?

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Dr. Kevin Carr
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Great question: Orgasm through any means can cause temporary increase in prolactin levels (to decrease ongoing arousal after the achievement of the end evolutionary goal). The better the orgasm, the more prolactin released. Literature shows that intercourse is more satisfying than masturbation and causes higher prolactin levels--which can elevate Testosterone and may cause hair loss in some (not all) over time.

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