ALL sorts of things affect acne, including hormones.
HOWEVER, it is FAR too simplistic to say that stopping masturbation or creating a schedule for yourself will reduce your acne. Your body simply doesn't work that way...
You are dead wrong. Several people here have mentioned that they have noticed a direct connection. When they stop masturbating or having sex, suddenly the acne goes away. Creating a schedule for myself is the ONLY thing that has worked so far. Cleansers haven't done shit. In fact, as long as I withhold ejaculation, I can go forever without using ANY cleansers as the site owner recommends and I'm free of acne. As soon as I go 2+ ejaculations per week, acne returns. This is empirical evidence, how is it too simplistic for anyone to say?
Stress is related to acne, right?
Ever had sexual frustration?
Masturbation, if anything, would HELP a person.
Again, dead wrong. Do you experience this problem? If so you are in denial of the solution. If you don't experience this problem, then go away! Telling people that their observations are false, or ignoring their observations because you think you're correct, isn't helping anybody here.
Nobody here is suggesting withholding ejaculation for religious reasons, or anything like that. This isn't about the devil, god, jesus, the bible, morals, etc. This is simply a scientific/empirical observation. If you can't roll with that, then bounce the hell outta here...
Also, to the guy above who suggested that this is a mental or stress-related problem... sorry dude... Outside of how I may appear on this forum, I'm a pretty stress-free person, the same sorts of mental states as anybody else, the same kind of stress responses, the same pleasure-reward systems, etc. etc. This is about genetics. This is about hormones. This is about proteins. This is about fats. This is about hair follicles and oil and bacteria. This isn't about mind games or religion. I have yet to solve this problem by pretending it isn't a problem.