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Research analysis led by Kamal Patel.
All content reviewed by the Examine.com Team. Published: Jun 18, 2019
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Summary of Sex

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Frequently Asked Questions about Sex

Does ejaculation affect testosterone levels?
Ejaculation results in changes in prolactin (increase) and dopamine (temporary decrease), but does not result in changes in testosterone. Although prolactin and dopamine are both involved with testosterone, they do not appear to influence testosterone levels acutely.
Do herbal aphrodisiacs work?
It depends on the product touted to be an aphrodisiac, but some of them do apparently increase sexual desire; it is a relatively under-researched topic though, and we don't know why they increase sexuality.
Is semen high in protein?
Yes. Semen is 50% protein by weight and contains a variety of nutrients to protect the sperm cells from damages.
As a female, does orgasm affect my health?