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“The suggestion that bald men are more virile than their well-thatched contemporaries is probably an old wives’ tale, but it must be conceded that old wives are likely to be unusually authoritative in this matter.”
So said the esteemed British dermatologist John Burton back in 1979 when the topic was first explored in the medical literature. Burton was notably balding at this time.
Since the time of Hippocrates it has been known that eunuchs do not go bald. This link between masculinity and baldness was confirmed by the anthropologist James Hamilton in the 1940s when he studied the hair patterns of prison inmates in the United States. He was particularly interested in the sex offenders who had been castrated by the authorities as part of their sentence.
Read the rest — Are bald men more virile?
So are bald men more virile? Spoiler alert — The answer is “no”.