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Why masturbation causes acne?

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So for those who breakout from masturbation, what happens? Do you always break out like 30 mins later or something? I find it hard to imagine that this would be the main cause of somebody's acne, if even a minor factor.


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Well, how does this apply to female masturbation? Noone takes that into account when discussing this topic!


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No Idea. Seems to be a guy thing. When we were trying to have a baby we well did practice a lot, really a lot. Then I had 2 pregnancies with early contractions, when I was not allowed to have any sex at all for about 4-5 months each time. Neither the lots- of- sex phase nor the no- sex-at-all phase did change anything regarding my skin.


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No Idea. Seems to be a guy thing. When we were trying to have a baby we well did practice a lot, really a lot. Then I had 2 pregnancies with early contractions, when I was not allowed to have any sex at all for about 4-5 months each time. Neither the lots- of- sex phase nor the no- sex-at-all phase did change anything regarding my skin.


Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

Grocery list:

 

** Find the cause, find the cure **

** If you have a question for me, please ask it publicly so that others can benefit from the discussion**

 

 


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I bet that is a coincidence. Why should it make a difference between intercourse and masturbation? For many if not most woman, sex with a partner includes " hand work" or other practices in addition to the act itself. So there is no black and white in this. I rather think that - because the female libido is so much linked to her hormonal cycle, that the " sex drive " hormones can cause acne. Well known that the hormones around ovulation increase the libido , so if you do not have your partner around, this woud be a more typical time to masturbate. Same hormones that usually cause that nice mid- cycle outbreak.

In other cycle times the sex drive is lower, so you may want to have sex with you partner because you are attracted to him , but of he is not around, the libido is generally lower and maybe you just decide to clean your windows or so.


Successfully on "the regimen" from age 12 to 33 for cystic acne

Now:

100mg spironolactone since 08/13

Paula's Choice BHA 2%,

Green Cream 6 Retinol

Acne free and already almost free of hyperpigmentation, discolorations and wrinkles


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My theory is if you have oily skin then too much ejaculation too early in life will cause acne. It takes time for immune system to develop, skin to calm down and pores to shrink.

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this is interesting.

i think sexually pleasing one's self would help acne, not make it worse. yet, this is my thinking.

self-exploration usually makes me glow.

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Hi i've been around for some time (even before i created an account) and have been lurking around.

Last week I tried no fapping for a week and noticed my complexion really improved. However a week is the longest i went since my gf was around during weekends so you know cool.png

It sucks to know my acne is related to ejaculation since I strongly believed my acne is hormonal. I've oily skin which I strongly believed I got it from my mom.

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Masturbation doesn't cause acne, incest causes acne.

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I signed up just so I could post about this topic and hopefully get some advice for myself as well.

At this point in my life, after years and years of dealing with acne and conducting different experiments on lifestyle chances, diet changes, and every skin care product there is I have come to the conclusion that masturbation definitely has a huge impact on my skin. I have taken into account some of these factors:

*I never started getting acne until I started masturbating (around puberty)

*On family vacations my skin clears up (because I'm not jerkin)

*No matter how clean I make my diet, if I continue to masturbate, I will continue to have acne

Ever since researching the effects of acne on skin through this board and other websites about 2 years ago, I have done several experiments with myself while changing absolutely nothing else in my life other than stopping (or reducing) masturbating. Each time I come to the same conclusion: I wish I could control myself enough to stop masturbating completely! Whenever I get to at least 3-4 days without doing it, my face starts to clear up. The longest I've gone is about 2 weeks and at that point my face was pretty much flawless (minus red marks from previous acne). Then bam, I can't take it any longer, masturbate, and then I'm back at square one with breakouts.

I think it's pretty unrealistic to expect any of us, especially the younger ones, to completely abstain from masturbation. So I try at the very least to only do it once or twice a week, and that definitely helps. My other HUGE issue is that a lot of times, I cave in and masturbate out of pure boredom. Not even horny, I just literally have nothing else to do and that thought of porn creeps into my head and no matter how hard I try to fight it, because I know what the results will be, it usually wins. It's become a pretty powerful addiction since I started around 16 (I'm 22 now).

If anyone has any advice at all on how to distract myself or any ways that have personally helped YOU from abstaining, I'd love to hear.

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guys, personally i saw no real connection, and i did this experiment some years back, and i'll never do it again.. i almost called the ambulance.

BUT there are resons for some connections:

1. physical stress causes acne, and also mental but not sure. masturbation is demanding a bit physically. but sex with a partner is even more. i had a few years of a lot of sex with my girlfriend and i think my acne got a little worse.

2. it seems that hormones are taking many vitamin B2 & A resources and probably many minerals between others. sperm also is demanding of zinc, etc these B2+A vitamins were also needed for sebum quality. so start taking them as supplements and half of the "masturbation" issue is resolved.

for the other half, take the effort into account while masturbating, or having sex, or other physical activities. and stop making it sound like in the dark ages, where masturbation got u blind..

btw, i didn't start masturbating until i was 17y and i had acne by then. going to the gym is probably the worst you can do for acne. oh and this physicall effort is also very demanding of vit A+B..


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I haven't tried this but I will start it right now! No matter how crazy no masturbation might sound, I want try give it a fair shot, so here it goes, I just spanked the monkey 30 minutes ago and I won't do that again for at least one month, that's a promise.

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guys, personally i saw no real connection, and i did this experiment some years back, and i'll never do it again.. i almost called the ambulance.

BUT there are resons for some connections:

1. physical stress causes acne, and also mental but not sure. masturbation is demanding a bit physically. but sex with a partner is even more. i had a few years of a lot of sex with my girlfriend and i think my acne got a little worse.

2. it seems that hormones are taking many vitamin B2 & A resources and probably many minerals between others. sperm also is demanding of zinc, etc these B2+A vitamins were also needed for sebum quality. so start taking them as supplements and half of the "masturbation" issue is resolved.

for the other half, take the effort into account while masturbating, or having sex, or other physical activities. and stop making it sound like in the dark ages, where masturbation got u blind..

btw, i didn't start masturbating until i was 17y and i had acne by then. going to the gym is probably the worst you can do for acne. oh and this physicall effort is also very demanding of vit A+B..

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This shit doesn't go away lol.

I know this is why i am having to squint to see the screen, but you say this is why i am riddled? Come on.

You do realize it is very self defeating?

Essentially, the main benefit to clear skin is more "action", if the only way to have clear skin means no release, which i take it means no rumpy pumpy either, then what is the point in having clear skin?

In theory this could actually help reduce acne by helping to reduce the spread of the nasty genes that cause it.

On a more serious note:

Is it the "release" itself or the "source" ?

Does sex have the same affect?

It wouldn't surprise me if it was actually the source of cranking that was the problem rather than the cranking itself. Ie PORN. That shit wont just mess with your face it will mess with your soul!

On a more positive note. The lady's love that tantric shit.


God gave us everything we need; the earth to live on, animals to feast on, vegetables to make side dishes and fruit to be eaten in moderation.

The devil put grains, beats and sugarcane on the earth to tempt us.

For approximately 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago most of us strayed away from temptation but the devils influence grew stronger and eventually we swayed to his evil ways.

God new that those whose faith was strong would never fall to temptation so he punished those who took to the pleasures of grains and sugar by not giving us the ability to digest grains and making sugar poisonous, eventually leading to all kinds of health problems including acne.

But some wanted there cake and to eat it too, free of health problems, so they made a pact with the devil and sold their soul's for acne free skin.

We see these people consuming delicious breaded, dough based meals, baked goods and confectioneries but with crystal clear skin.

These people are walking with the devil!!

They are the spawn of satan!!

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guys, personally i saw no real connection, and i did this experiment some years back, and i'll never do it again.. i almost called the ambulance.

BUT there are resons for some connections:

1. physical stress causes acne, and also mental but not sure. masturbation is demanding a bit physically. but sex with a partner is even more. i had a few years of a lot of sex with my girlfriend and i think my acne got a little worse.

2. it seems that hormones are taking many vitamin B2 & A resources and probably many minerals between others. sperm also is demanding of zinc, etc these B2+A vitamins were also needed for sebum quality. so start taking them as supplements and half of the "masturbation" issue is resolved.

for the other half, take the effort into account while masturbating, or having sex, or other physical activities. and stop making it sound like in the dark ages, where masturbation got u blind..

btw, i didn't start masturbating until i was 17y and i had acne by then. going to the gym is probably the worst you can do for acne. oh and this physicall effort is also very demanding of vit A+B..

I agree with part of your statement however i believe that at least 30mins-1hour of physical activity is relative and would actually increase seratonin levels and help the skin detoxify (Sweat ex.)


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This shit doesn't go away lol.

I know this is why i am having to squint to see the screen, but you say this is why i am riddled? Come on.

You do realize it is very self defeating?

Essentially, the main benefit to clear skin is more "action", if the only way to have clear skin means no release, which i take it means no rumpy pumpy either, then what is the point in having clear skin?

In theory this could actually help reduce acne by helping to reduce the spread of the nasty genes that cause it.

On a more serious note:

Is it the "release" itself or the "source" ?

Does sex have the same affect?

It wouldn't surprise me if it was actually the source of cranking that was the problem rather than the cranking itself. Ie PORN. That shit wont just mess with your face it will mess with your soul!

On a more positive note. The lady's love that tantric shit.

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Holy shyt, this is hard, I just failed! I have to admit that this is even harder than quitting smoking!

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Haha, yes it is! I decided starting on the 1st, I'm going to try a new approach. I'm going to print out a picture of myself with flawless skin, back when I rarely masturbated and also print out a picture of me at my worst, with the nastiest looking skin. Hopefully every time I have the urge to jerk off I can look at these pictures and show myself what will happen if I decide to partake in momentary pleasure. I'm also going to try another method...any time I get the urge, I will do something that keeps me busy and preoccupied instead, like go for a run or something along those lines.

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This is ridiculous, I just failed, twice! I masturbated last night before going to sleep and again this morning! I hate being this weak so I will promise now that I won't masturbate at all until week 8 and then just once a week! One thing is for sure, everytime when I masturbate quite a few times in a short period of time I start to feel little sick, like I'm getting flu.

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Get on accutane and get a gf. This is not life.

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Get on accutane and get a gf. This is not life.

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I think if you are masturbating like 4 or 5 times in a day that could affect your hormone levels to the point of maybe causing acne, but a normal person with avergae masturbation tendencies wouldn't see any increase in acne.

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Well call me crazy but now that I have been three days without masturbating my skin looks great, just relly calm, not single irritated inflamed acne! Three days ago when I masturbated two times in a row I got about five really inflamed pimples and my skin looked really inflamed and I haven't changed anything else in my life but masturbation. All the doctors laughed when you asked does diet affect acne, now it's proven that it does. It could be same with masturbation.

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Well call me crazy but now that I have been three days without masturbating my skin looks great, just relly calm, not single irritated inflamed acne! Three days ago when I masturbated two times in a row I got about five really inflamed pimples and my skin looked really inflamed and I haven't changed anything else in my life but masturbation. All the doctors laughed when you asked does diet affect acne, now it's proven that it does. It could be same with masturbation.

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Well call me crazy but now that I have been three days without masturbating my skin looks great, just relly calm, not single irritated inflamed acne! Three days ago when I masturbated two times in a row I got about five really inflamed pimples and my skin looked really inflamed and I haven't changed anything else in my life but masturbation. All the doctors laughed when you asked does diet affect acne, now it's proven that it does. It could be same with masturbation.

I agree, and speaking out of experience it is EXTREMELY hard to go more than around two weeks. The most sad statement in which you made is that doctors still deny any co relation between acne and diet which is what bothers me the most.

Masturbation and acne would depend on how hormone sensitive the person is and when you do ejaculate you loose vital nutrients. Now back in the day when i was around 14-15 I would masturbate about 3-4 times a day and eating absolute garbage food = what I believe today gave me my acne. And im still on the boat with the whole "No masturbation" technique I usually break after about 3 days lol.

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