Baldness treatments cause sexual side effects
Here's some bitter irony for you: Bald men think a full head of hair will turn them into a fur-lined object of sexual desire.
The most common treatment used for hair growth can actually cause the penis to wither and die.
(Figuratively speaking, of course.)
The treatment is finasteride, but you probably know it as Propecia -- and two new studies show how it can transform a raging bedroom bronco into a sleepy little pussycat.
In one study, researchers say up to 23 percent of men who tried the drug experienced sexual side effects like a limp penis -- and for up to half of them, those problems never went away... even after they quit the drugs.
In a second study, researchers spoke to 71 men who said their sex lives were normal... until they started taking the drug.
Afterward, these men battled conditions that included erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, reduced ejaculation, and diminished semen volume.
The researchers say some of these men were still unable to fire the gun up to a decade later... with no indication they'll ever be able pull the trigger again, according to the study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Surprised? Don't be.
The only real surprise here is that it's taken the mainstream this long to put two and two together.
The drug is actually an androgen blocker -- it stops the body from converting testosterone into dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, which can attack your hair follicles and lead to baldness.
But anytime you start blocking your manly hormones, you risk blocking all the other things that make you a man.
This drug in particular is such an effective form of pharmaceutical castration that shemales load up on it to stop their male "urges" and even help grow boobs -- another reported side effect of this garbage.
But don't give up -- because you can get your hair back without signing up for a sex change.
I set the entire billion-dollar hair restoration industry on fire last year when I spilled the beans on the simple, safe supplements that can block DHT just enough to keep it away from your follicles... without doing damage to your testicles.
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