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For bald men, it's either sex or hair!

Seems like hairless men who have been taking finasteride (hair inducing drug) for a lustrous mane, have a tough choice on their hands - sex or hair. Read on.

health and fitness Updated: Mar 30, 2011 12:47 IST

Seems like the hairless men who have been taking finasteride (hair inducing drug) for a lustrous mane, have a tough choice on their hands - sex or hair.

Reportedly, a group of bald men who had taken a Merck's prescription drug - Propecia and Proscar, were rewarded with a head of full hair, but were left with no desire for sex. What added to their sexual woes was a gloomy list of sexual problems including erectile dysfunction (experienced by 92%), low sexual arousal (92%), and trouble climaxing (69%).

According to Time magazine, though the drug's label warns of "reversible" symptoms of sexual dysfunction, a small survey of 76 men under age 46 found the side effects lasted at least three months after they got off the drug, says a new study to be published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

They had taken finasteride for an average of 28 months, and experienced problems for an average of 40. Even more ominously, the lead researcher says, "Three months was the minimum, but some of these guys had sexual symptoms for years, some ... for five to 10 years after. These were young guys with no medical problems, no psychiatric problems, who happened to develop these side effects," reports Newser.

BaldWhat is surprising is that though the drug's label warns of long-lasting effects in the UK and Sweden, there's no mention in the US.

If the side effects persist then a shiny locks might cost bald men their sex life.