nice to be back here...and see some old folks
i have not been as consistent as i did back in my posting days
i thought going away would help, but it has been more like the oposite
so here is for a new run..!
IF it were...every single guy on the planet would have acne....
However...for some acne prone people....masturbation does aggravate it, and for some others it is indeed one of the major factors.
Read about the topic around here, and other forums on acne.org....you will find people that say...YES.
As always tho. YMMV
broken promise...i feel you expect for this to cure everything.....and I noticed you contradicted yourself a bit
keep the overall picture in mind.....try to see if there are improvements in terms of new breakouts....(not what u already had, or had coming), and if you do breakout, if its any lesser (quantity/"quality").
I feel towards the end of ur posts u did notice improvements....go at it again...try to go longer!
btw...dont drink water before going to bed....that helps with the "morning wood" if it bothers you...
btw2: a week and a half isnt that much.....when you said you havent done it for a while i imagined at least 3-4 weeks lol!!
Not everyone is significantly affected when it comes to masturbating and getting acne, to the point that you get visible improvements once you stop.
That said, just because you are not affected, it doesnt mean is okay to do so. I'm pretty sure that you over masturbate because of porn (i once did, just like some other 99% of guys in this planet), and that its quite unhealthy (mainly mentally..but also physically in a lesser way) regardless if you have acne or not.
My advice for anyone (regardless of acne): Masturbate as much as you want without using porn (nor sexy pics...or any pics actually lol).....Only then I would say you are doing it as often as it is natural.
I used to have that mentality..."Everyone does it...so it's okay".
I WISH I HAD known better back when I had good skin, I'm sure I would have got some girlfriends lol.
Its amazing the "I dont care" feel you get once you go for a while without Masturbating. Back then...If i saw a great looking gal, I would look away if they caught me looking thinking..."ohh...i dont want her to know that I find her attractive"....now I stare them without really caring....if they catch me all i think is "thats right....I wanna do you" lol. That said, I do not view them as a sexual object (altho I admit this sounds like a contradiction)
They only reason I'm "thankful" about acne, is that it got me to learn about this stuff, and proper eating.
The connection of diet to your overall state of health is really there..... this is only obvious once you get old......In the young years people just abuse it without knowing,,,,but they are slowly accumulating damage IMO.
Going back to P&M, We all grew up on the porn era, so It feels normal. But it isnt. All the advantages (aka "super powers") that you get once you quit this stuff, its actually the natural state. The way we were meant to be.
Regardless of acne, im gonna continue to live this way.
Im not saying I will never masturbate again. Thats ridiculous. But certainly not even close to the extent and frequency that I once did.
And once I get a girl, definitely not. Why waste my sexual energy like that. Just stupid lol !
i happen to have a question...(probably crazyitnernetman knows)
....the whole day i kept having dirty thoughts...playing scenarios in my head, etc.......i feel a bit blue balled....even tho i have barely touched.
nothing in comparison to when i used to edge on some previous streaks, and then it would really feel bad....but still...i can recognise its the same.
so my question is....will it go away on its own??, if not, is it safe to assume that now i have a higher chance of a wet dream?
When you are awake....there is a build up process going on, and testosterone starts to elevate. I'm sure (unlesss you jack off rapidly), you will also feel your body temperature going up. In my case this rise causes me to feel my face sort of irritated.
At the end, there is less testosterone to converter to DHT.
Im sure the process itself that induces the conversion is lower. When I was reading about this stuff I never found specific studies/data that dealt with this hormonal conversion when sleeping. However, WE as guys know that it feels much different, so its fair to assume this as well. I do not feel any of this build up process after a wet dream. Heart beat remains low. Temp remains low. Like crazyinternetman said....you just feel almost normal. at ease.
You had a bad experience after one wet dream That sucks. But that's not conclusive. Keep testing it out.
i said i woudlnt be back for a while to rack up some days...but anyway...i do keep up with the posts here, and felt i should pitch in following..
I'm sure on one of my first posts here i talked somewhat briefly about the hormonal connection of masturbation and acne..
I'm not gonna go over the whole process on a detailed manner....really...google should give you more....but this is not "hocus pocus". The simple connection is the following: When you orgasm there is a testosterone to DHT conversion. We all (should) know the implications of dht with acne
Now....dont come back to tell me..."i know a friend with high dht levels and he doesnt have acne!!".....
...this is about aggravating factors when one is prone to something.
this is an issue if your dht receptors are sensitive...
masturbation is not applicable as a cure to everyone's acne simply because dht sensitivity may not be the most significant issue (e.g for others abnormal shedding of skin cell is significantly more impactive)
of course many ppl here have a combination of issues.
If your issue is with dht receptors, then you are not helping yourself when you masturbate.
but hey....nothing like accutane to attack those receptors! (yes...somewhat sarcastic)
- when someone said masturbate only once every so often i think it was purely as a compromise (in terms of you dealing with the stress of not doing it). So the recommendation itself did not entitle it being the actual ideal course of action.
I dunno if its the abstinence...but ppl just get me mad when they don't read careful. Why do you post a question if you dont want to read an answer. If it wasnt you, then dont be lazy and follow the thread. (You dont have to start from 3 years ago..at least go a few days back).
In any case you should never take peoples word. Its a starting point, but go out there, and educate yourself. There is really no excuse now days.
maaan...third time since i began this in early may that i cant get pass the 13 or so mark....
i began working out since i came back from the trip, and felt hornier lol...i think the muscle pumping feel makes you psychologically more desirable, or maybe the work out testosterone...or both.
anyway...i actually feel bad this time because: 1. we were doing this 90 day streak together....2. i ended up binging...the most since I first began. 3. i got some things to look forward to (it looks like i will get a decent job offer soon, and want to take advantage of the ancillary side effects once i start)
ok...currently on day 1....i wont be back until i get to day 20 at least.