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Luke_Skywalker
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This is sort of sexual, but not really, so I'm posting it here to not clutter up the real sex area.

Um, so, the testes produce testosterone, which influences the production of secondary sexual characteristics such as hair growth in male specific areas. So, would abstaining from masturbation slow facial hair growth?

And on the subject of hair, would the initial instance of shaving cause hair production to increase? My dad thinks this is the case, though I suspect it's one of those urban legends. Either way, I am reluctant to try.

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Heather
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Testosterone is going to be produced whether you masturbate or not: sex or masturbation won't change your testosterone levels. So, if a person is going to have hair on their face, they're going to have hair on their face. How much or if they have any kind of sex won't influence that.

Shaving also doesn't make hair growth increase. hair can just look darker or fuller after shaving because razors create a blunt end when they cut hair, rather than the fine end hair grows in with on its own.

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