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Forum Name: Male Sexual Disorders

Question: Too much sexual activity can cause problems?

 Tevamp - Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:12 pm

Since it is an established medical fact that during orgasm, prolactin is released, and it is also an established fact that prolactin is responsible for lowering testosterone levels and lowering it's efficiency, that increased sexual activity such as masturbation can inhibit growth or development of masculine characteristics by increasing prolactin, and in turn, decreasing testosterone?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:12 pm

User avatar Hello,
I'm not an expert on this but I have not seen any documentation to support that theory. I suppose it might depend on your definition of excessive and there can be psychological effects, particularly if it interferes with your daily activities or relationships or if you have a sexual addition. I know of no hormonal detriments specific to this activity.

Some eastern philosophies do prescribe to thoughts that energy is depleted. Each person develops their own ideas about these things and accepts or rejects them according to their belief system.

Best wishes.

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