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Posted 15 January 2014 - 05:18 AM

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.

 

Oh well, bet we all didn't see it cummingbanana.gif



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 05:32 AM

Masturbation doesn't cause acne, incest causes acne.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 11:08 PM

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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Posted 23 January 2014 - 02:21 AM

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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Posted 23 January 2014 - 05:15 AM

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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Posted 23 January 2014 - 06:54 PM

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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Posted 23 January 2014 - 09:35 PM

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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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:59 AM

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.)

oh i forgot to mention, no activity late in the day, no meals, no mental activity, and of course no masturbation especially if ur already a bit sleepy. > u'll force the body into making another round of (daily) hormones. we want to get our hormones nice and balanced.

 

the physical activity should be moderate (not the heavy lifting type) and as in the morning as it possibly can.



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 01:15 AM

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.

I think the theory is to balance out your hormones if you have masturbated excessively for many years. So the plan is to not masturbate a couple of weeks and after that you can start stroking the mushroom again but just once or twice a week max. Sounds crazy but I will test it because I'm curious. AND it's a great way to train to have some self-discipline. grinwink.gif



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 03:43 AM

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



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 01:36 PM

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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Posted 28 January 2014 - 01:45 AM

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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Posted 30 January 2014 - 09:36 AM

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



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 10:00 AM

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

Uuuuuh, why you on acne.org then?



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:40 PM

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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Posted 31 January 2014 - 12:11 AM

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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Posted 31 January 2014 - 12:43 AM

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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Posted 31 January 2014 - 12:50 AM

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.

My plan is to completely stop watching porn and masturbating, only real sex with a real girl from now on. It think it's much more healthier that way. I was just in bath room looking how great my skin looked, I should be 100% clear next week and pretty much all the red marks should be gone too.



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 12:57 AM

 

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.

My plan is to completely stop watching porn and masturbating, only real sex with a real girl from now on. It think it's much more healthier that way. I was just in bath room looking how great my skin looked, I should be 100% clear next week and pretty much all the red marks should be gone too.

I wish you luck man. Thinking of it from when there wasn't any porn ex.) Humans would mate maybe once a month and acne didn't exist back then due to many reasons (including diet) however I do believe that masturbation when doing it simply out of boredom or pleasure (3+ times a day) then can cause severe hormonal imbalance especially during teenage years when hormones are already out of whack. Just my perspective on it but im still kicking myself for being such a idiot back in the day and not eating right and paying attention to my skin...



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 11:58 PM

Way to go Dolan :) Since tomorrow is the 1st, starts my "no more jerking". I'm going to set realistic goals, it's not realistic to say I'll never do it again, but go as long as possible without. Hopefully this time I will be determined enough.






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