What I mean to say is I have pretty good self discipline. I've watched porn and not masturbated and can continue to do so.
My question is, is it the arousal of watching porn, seeing girls, hooking up thats raising my hormones and breaking me out?
Or is it solely from ejaculation? Once more - I can 100% quit ejaculating but I've still been breaking out.
The first time you stop trying to masturbate you may not see results as fast or as permanent in only 1-2 weeks as if you were trying to stop say for the 5th or 6th or nth time. That's how it was with me. It took me 3 weeks to truly see some constant change, and 6 weeks to determine that masturbation was absolutely the cause for me to break out.
The deal with porn and sexual thoughts: I think porn doesn't cause you to break out, just by watching it, no sorts of playing around with your D, and neither do sexual thoughts. However, in my 3 year experience trying to stop, I found out that 90% of the time, porn leads to playing around, leads to masturbation, leads to "damn it not again".
It's impossible to stop sexual thoughts unless you're a buddhist monk, especially if you say you're around girls often, so don't worry too much about those I would say.
When I was at 6 weeks last July, I would think about sex ALL THE TIME. ALL THE TIME. And I didn't have any breakouts until after I started masturbation again.
So, my advice is try going 3-4 weeks without watching any porn, just to avoid temptation, and keep to your personal sexual thoughts about girls you meet. One thing I found is that not watching porn makes me also much more attracted to real women again, just try it, if it doesn't work, go crazy.
Remember, all you've got to lose are 4 weeks without masturbation, which isn't really your loss as you'll find you also have more focus and energy during that time.
I know for me ejaculation is what causes my breakout, as I have gone 3-4 weeks without ejaculation but doing "edging", and I didn't break out after the 3rd-4th week. However, this is terrible practice for your prostate, as you make it produce lubrification fluid and then you feel like you have a baloon behind your belly button and the only way to alleviate it is to wait for a wet dream or masturbate, but until that happens you have a constant pain in your belly and it's horrible, so don't edge.
Hope this helps your questions.
Edited by CrazyInternetMan, 19 June 2013 - 06:55 AM.