It’s often said that bald men are more virile. The popular theory is based on the fact that they have higher levels of the male hormone testosterone. Testosterone may make the hair on your head fall out, but it also makes you more manly. This means increase in muscle mass, increased libido and sex drive. Sometimes you have to take the bad with the good! There is no doubt that patients on testosterone therapy will benefit from improved energy, confidence, and sexual drive. However, male patients who are considering testosterone replacement therapy have to consider whether they may get thinning of their hair. The best way to figure out whether you are prone to hair loss is to look at your uncles from your mother’s side. This is because male pattern hair loss is caused by the hair follicles on your head being overly sensitive to testosterone. This gene is carried on your maternal side of the family. If you mom’s brothers have a full head of hair, then you are most likely going to be alright.
Are bald men more virile? There might be some truth to this question. Just look at the actor Dwayne Johnson. Otherwise known as the Rock, he definitely has no hair left on his head yet his persona is defined by his masculinity.
The truth, though, is a little more involved than hair loss guaranteeing increased libido! This is because hair loss has many causes that may not be related to testosterone.