Friday, August 20, 2010

Does masturbation stunt height growth?

One of the common beliefs proliferated amongst individuals is that masturbation stunts height growth.  Masturbation definitely has a powerful mood, altering affect.  One come reason that masturbation would inhibit endochondral ossification is that it lowers your Testosterone levels.  Now Testosterone is a myostatin inhibitor and myostatin inhibits stem cell proliferation.  Another theory about why masturbation could inhibit growth is that masturbation uses up IGF-1 that could be used elsewhere in the body.

We know about the bodies negative feedback mechanisms.  In the bodies internal law of supply and demand, the laws of demand are more important.  If the body requires more testosterone, it will produce more testosterone in response.  A longitudinal study would have to be done to see if masturbation resulted in a change in testosterone levels.

Some have wondered, if Chondroitin and Glucosamine can result in height increase then why haven't there been more reports of the usage of Chondroitin and Glucosamine resulting in height increase?  It goes back to the supply and demand of the body, if the body isn't demanding the chondroitin and glucosamine then taking it won't do any good.  Chondroitin and Glucosamine is for people who have disc degeneration and the body can't repair the discs fast enough.  Chondroitin and Glucosamine gets your body the resources it needs to replenish the discs proteoglycan content.

Supplementing is most useful for things that the body doesn't produce or that the body doesn't produce enough of(but has more demand for).  For getting around the bodies demand, you have to take things that inhibit the bodies negative feedback or you have to cycle the supplements to try and trick the body.

Masturbation increases your bodies demand for IGF-1 and Testosterone.  To modify how your body works it's much more powerful to try to increase the bodies demand than it is to try to conserve or increase supply.  Breaking down muscle is much more anabolic than eating more food.

Masturbation can alter your mental state.  You can with hold from it to gain more motivation or you can perform it to relax into a deep slumber.

But otherwise Masturbation increases your bodies demand for anabolic hormones which is a good thing.


  1. I am 15 years old and masturbate 1 -2 times a day since 2 years and i did not grow since 2 masturbation stunts height

    1. I feel u bro 16 5 ft 7 inches dad six feet tall mom 5 ft 8 inches doesn't add up and I jack it 1 to 2 times also. However I am very strong and good at baseball but I wanna fucking grow taller and I slowed down I noticed when istarted jacking it a lot which was 2 years ago so fuck whatever this thing says