Sex


Research analysis by and verified by the Examine.com Research Team. Last updated on Oct 21, 2018.

Summary of Sex

Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts

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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and answers regarding Sex

Q: Does ejaculation affect testosterone levels?

A: 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.

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Q: Do herbal aphrodisiacs work?

A: It depends on the product touted to be an aprhodisiac, but some of them do apparently increase sexual desire; it is a relatively underresearched topic though, and we don't know why they increase sexuality

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Q: Is semen high in protein?

A: Yes. Semen is 50% protein by weight and contains a variety of nutrients to protect the sperm cells from damages.

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Q: As a female, does orgasm affect my health?

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