Anybody can join in, but there are a few rules and conditions.
1. No masturbating for one month (30 days).
2. No cheating/lying; if you can't make it to 30, then simply start over from day 1.
3. You must check in everyday in this thread with your day count at the top. Share how you are feeling, what your face looks and feels like, techniques you use for abstaining, anything else you feel is relevant and helpful to others.
Now don't get me wrong, I believe sex is a very normal and natural act. However it is obvious that without sex, none of us would have acne haha. The main purpose of sex by nature is for reproduction, and technically you can only reproduce every 9 or so months. Sex and masturbation are two different things. One is necessary, the other is...well...something you do when you're bored or can't get any... I am not asking you to surrender all sexual activities forever, only until your skin clears up. Then you can start doing it again in moderation. If you haven't given this a serious effort, then you are cheating yourself. It will cost you nothing but some effort and self-discipline, if you see no changes to your acne and aren't happy with your increased mood and energy then I'm sorry for wasting your time; but if you start feeling better, and your skin starts clearing up, then geeze, isn't it worth a try?
For those of you serious about this and want to find a solution to your acne, here are a few tips:
>wear tight underwear (this reduces sperm count and hormone levels)
>eat chocolate (it releases endorphis which make you feel happy and helps cancel out the urges)
>eat a healthy diet (include more raw fruits and veggies into your diet, it will make you look and feel better)
>stay away from porn, any sexual content if you can help it, movies, music videos, seductive songs (this will be tough at first, but will be easier with practice)
>distract yourself (do something fun, play a game, go for a run, lift weights, hang out with friends; really anything that can get your mind off porn and masturbation)
best of wishes.
Edited by Bourne, 09 January 2012 - 09:14 PM.