I see. And haha yeah, I remember how rough it can be. The longest I've ever gone is 3 weeks. I have worse things to worry about instead of acne now. I have a chronic sinus inflammation now constantly and compared to that, well I haven't even thought about acne in months till now. I'm going to an allergist soon though, hopefully they can figure it out. I might try this again later; not sure. Good luck.
Hey, haven't been on here in over a year. Does anyone really notice an improvement? When I tried it I had definitely noticed increased breakouts after failing. However I'm not sure if this was just because of the irregularity of it. At the time I did it mainly for religious reasons, but I don't care about that anymore.
My acne has definitely improved over time, while never going over max 4 days without "failing". It seems I no longer get any breakouts except when I consume an excess amount of sugar or if I let myself get dehydrated. So, acne really hasn't been a concern in my life lately. It seems like my hormones just needed to balance, and during that time of hormonal balancing, sexual activity caused breakouts. At least that's how I think of it now. I'm also on a gluten-free diet due to an intolerance, so that may be a variable also.
I see people trying to decide what counts and what doesn't count. I just wanted to say that when I say that I've gone X number of days, I mean that I've gone that many days without masturbating or viewing porn, and avoiding getting aroused.
Based on my personal research and my own findings, it's the spike in hormone levels which causes the body to produce extra sebum, causing the pore to clog. I believe that the very act of becoming aroused would spike hormone levels, then masturbating would spike hormone levels even more, causing more sebum to be produced, and causing more acne. By personal research, I mean something I've read in a book that I can't remember the name of.
The farthest I've gone is 21 days. When I failed I ended up with 25 new whiteheads. I also avoid checking in regularly to this site because out of sight out of mind. The less I think about it the easier it will be.
It seems that having unbalanced hormones enables me to get acne, and then sugar, oily foods, and dehydration cause the breakouts. Arousal, stress and lack of sleep all seem to be reasons for unbalanced hormones. But then masturbation alone obviously can cause a breakout, cause I had that massive breakout and my diet was pretty good. Yeah, I don't really know.. I'm just stabbing in the dark.
All broken out, worse than any breakout I remember. Now I really know masturbation is causing 90% if not all. Maybe next time I'll remember this before I do something so stupid. I made it 3 weeks, but ughh. I'm just all broken out right now.
I should write a message to my future self, for when I get tempted. I'd also have a photo, of my breakout right now. Maybe knock some sense into my idiot future self.
farthest I've gone in years. Its been a lot easier now that I have a girlfriend. No, its not a sexual relationship, so its not that. Its that I have somebody to think about all the time. Granted, my grades and physical health have also suffered.
The last time that I made it close to this far was when I made it to 2 weeks,. My acne was doing pretty dang good after those 2 weeks. But this time my acne's still pretty bad. I'm going to contribute this to a combination of lack of sleep, relationship stress, poor diet and virtually no physical exersize.
ughh... day 0...
was on day 6... I always start with high willpower, because of the breakout it causes me the next day. Then, as I forget about the breakout.. and lose willpower...
I should make myself a poster thingy that'll pop up when i press [ctrl+shift+n] that would show a picture of the breakout I'm going to get tomorrow and with the words "WHAT THE F*** DO YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING?" under it. ughh...
I just completely lose willpower, I feel so pathetic.
it seems like masturbation is causing at least 90% of my acne. I only started to see results around 2 weeks though. out of sight out of mind is best, so that means not posting on here except when I fail and start again. ill bet my breakouts would completely stop by the time I reach a month. and prom's coming up...
I haven't made it this far in years. My acne has been doing great the past few days. Eventhough I ate like a whole bunch of junk food and sugary deserts, I barely get anything for acne.
Usually I go for less than a week and then get some kind of dream that gets me thinking about it. And slowly I get more and more tempted.
For the past one and a half weeks I haven't really thought about it, now I've been thinking about it more, because of a dream I had. I'm kinda worried about that. I'm going to wear briefs and pants to bed tonight, hopefully that helps.