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Posted 16 December 2010 - 09:37 PM

So i am currently 15 years old and i noticed something very weird a few years ago. When i was 13 or 14 i started beating my meat lol and whenever i did masturbate, i would breakout the next 3-5 days with acne. It sucked and seemed so weird. It got worse over the next few years as i developed moderate/severe acne with ocassional cysts. My derm put me on acutane and im currently on my 3rd week. Will masturbation cause me acne even while on accutane? Please experienced accutane users and people answer. God bless.

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 12:10 PM

QUOTE (likeaboss10 @ Dec 16 2010, 10:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So i am currently 15 years old and i noticed something very weird a few years ago. When i was 13 or 14 i started beating my meat lol and whenever i did masturbate, i would breakout the next 3-5 days with acne. It sucked and seemed so weird. It got worse over the next few years as i developed moderate/severe acne with ocassional cysts. My derm put me on acutane and im currently on my 3rd week. Will masturbation cause me acne even while on accutane? Please experienced accutane users and people answer. God bless.


Hey, I've also dealed with masturbation side effects for 2 years. Everytime I masturbate, my skin gets oily immediately after ejaculation and on the next 5 days I get new acne formations. After 7 days of abstinence your face will stop breaking out and the oiliness will diminish gradually (although the longest I've gone without jerking is 9 days). After the second week of abstinence, the red marks will start fading away in a process that can last several months if you quit masturbating or do it once in a while (1 or 2 times per month maximum).
Now, concerning the accutane issue, I took Isoface 20 mg (which contains Isotretinoin - the same medication as the Accutane and produce the same effects) for 25 days (from October 21 to November 17 2010) and in the first week it seemed to work well by resecting the skin, therefore causing dry lips which I controlled with an Eucerin chap stick for sensitive skin and used for dermatological purposes.
This effect was nothing compared to the other ones. During that first week I didn't jack-off but a few days later I couldn't resist the temptation and watched porn, resulting in masturbation. At the next day I had an English exam, but about an hour before it, I started feeling a constant stomach ache and when it was about to start I got worse and had to leave the classroom to go to the school nursing. They gave me a Dolex pill, which was useless and I was feeling so dizzy that I was about to throw up. I called my mother so she could pick me up because I was feeling really bad. When I got home I slept for a while and then I started to feel cramps in my stomach meaning that I had diarrhea. I continued having these symptoms throughout the day until I finally threw up at the end of the day. Ater this, I started feeling better and on the next day I was already ok. All these occurred between October 29-30.
The next week was relatively calm, considering that I was healthy but I masturbated like 2 or 3 times. But on November 6, I started feeling the same stomach ache as the other time since the early morning. I went to the bathroom and I vomited. During the next 2 hours I threw up other four times. I went to a hospital and the doctor sent me Omeprazol to counteract the effects of the Isotretinoin and another medication to prevent me from vomiting. On the next day I was already cured and during the next 10 or 11 days I remained healthy but I was executing my beloved activity: masturbation.
I talked to my dermatologist and told him about my situation and the new medications that I was taking. He said that the Isotretinoin doesn't produce those effects and that I should stop taking the other pills because supposedly they were useless. So, I stopped taking them but continued using Isoface and jerking.
It didn't take a long time to cause my illness again on November 18. The symptoms were the same and on that day I decided not to take the pill because I was very sick. This time, it lasted until the end of the next day.
I had also suffered from hedaches while working out, lack of energy when I played tennis (specially when the sun was intense) and nose bleeding.
After all these symptoms in such a short period of time, I decided to stop taking Isoface and ever since I have been healthy, so obviously there's a connection between the Isotretinoin and all those sicknesses which I suffered.
The Isotretinoin is a very strong medication that should be used with caution and can cause several negative side effects (which you can find here: http://www.isotretin...deeffects.com/).
I'm not saying that you should stop taking Accutane, but you need to be aware of what it can cause, because in some people it can lead to all the things mentioned above.
For example, my sister has been taking Isoface for 1 year and 3 months and she has had excellent results, clearing her face and giving a smooth skin appearance (probably because she doesn't masturbate lol).
I dont know if all these effects were caused by either by masturbation or Isotretinoin or the combination of both, but it certainly didn't work for me.
If you are feeling ok with it, I recommend you not to masturbate or keep it very low because it will cause anyways new acne to be formed. Just remember that the Isotretinoin works really well (hopefully in your case but not in mine) even with masturbation, because the effects of jacking off are diminished by the isotretionin and if you really are determined to clear your skin its better not to masturbate to maximize the effects of the Isotretinoin and obtain better results.
I recommend you to swim whenever you can because it is a great exercise and it will help you to clear your skin faster. Also, eat healthy with moderated condiments and sauces because it cleans your organism, reduce the fats and toxic substances in your organism.
I know that quitting masturbation is very hard, but it has incredible rewards.
I HOPE ALL THIS INFORMATION IS USEFUL FOR YOU AND GOOD LUCK CLEARING YOUR SKIN!




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Posted 24 December 2010 - 01:30 PM

The chances of the tiny hormone fluctuation caused by masturbation producing acne while on Accutane is slim to none. The masturbation-acne connection has been long debated on the board, and suffice to say the evidence is tenuous at best... its mostly come down to anecdotal cases. Thus the best way to answer your question is just to try it, once Accutane gets you clear.

As I'm sure you've heard before, masturbation is considered both natural and healthy, and has numerous general health benefits. The stress of trying to stop yourself will not be constructive either. And whats the long term plan, to never masturbate or have sex? Before you decide to try celibacy, be 100% sure it really effects your acne. If it truly does, you'd be part of a small, unlucky (imho), minority.

Edited by greentiger87, 24 December 2010 - 01:35 PM.


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Posted 24 December 2010 - 04:57 PM

QUOTE (likeaboss10 @ Dec 17 2010, 02:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So i am currently 15 years old and i noticed something very weird a few years ago. When i was 13 or 14 i started beating my meat lol and whenever i did masturbate, i would breakout the next 3-5 days with acne. It sucked and seemed so weird. It got worse over the next few years as i developed moderate/severe acne with ocassional cysts. My derm put me on acutane and im currently on my 3rd week. Will masturbation cause me acne even while on accutane? Please experienced accutane users and people answer. God bless.


Kid you're in luck.
Accutane took care of this problem for me however it took until the last month to treat this particular dilemma for me.

I'll direct you to this thread
http://www.acne.org/...58#entry2946158


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Posted 26 December 2010 - 05:18 PM

QUOTE (Davikia @ Dec 24 2010, 12:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (likeaboss10 @ Dec 16 2010, 10:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So i am currently 15 years old and i noticed something very weird a few years ago. When i was 13 or 14 i started beating my meat lol and whenever i did masturbate, i would breakout the next 3-5 days with acne. It sucked and seemed so weird. It got worse over the next few years as i developed moderate/severe acne with ocassional cysts. My derm put me on acutane and im currently on my 3rd week. Will masturbation cause me acne even while on accutane? Please experienced accutane users and people answer. God bless.


Hey, I've also dealed with masturbation side effects for 2 years. Everytime I masturbate, my skin gets oily immediately after ejaculation and on the next 5 days I get new acne formations. After 7 days of abstinence your face will stop breaking out and the oiliness will diminish gradually (although the longest I've gone without jerking is 9 days). After the second week of abstinence, the red marks will start fading away in a process that can last several months if you quit masturbating or do it once in a while (1 or 2 times per month maximum).
Now, concerning the accutane issue, I took Isoface 20 mg (which contains Isotretinoin - the same medication as the Accutane and produce the same effects) for 25 days (from October 21 to November 17 2010) and in the first week it seemed to work well by resecting the skin, therefore causing dry lips which I controlled with an Eucerin chap stick for sensitive skin and used for dermatological purposes.
This effect was nothing compared to the other ones. During that first week I didn't jack-off but a few days later I couldn't resist the temptation and watched porn, resulting in masturbation. At the next day I had an English exam, but about an hour before it, I started feeling a constant stomach ache and when it was about to start I got worse and had to leave the classroom to go to the school nursing. They gave me a Dolex pill, which was useless and I was feeling so dizzy that I was about to throw up. I called my mother so she could pick me up because I was feeling really bad. When I got home I slept for a while and then I started to feel cramps in my stomach meaning that I had diarrhea. I continued having these symptoms throughout the day until I finally threw up at the end of the day. Ater this, I started feeling better and on the next day I was already ok. All these occurred between October 29-30.
The next week was relatively calm, considering that I was healthy but I masturbated like 2 or 3 times. But on November 6, I started feeling the same stomach ache as the other time since the early morning. I went to the bathroom and I vomited. During the next 2 hours I threw up other four times. I went to a hospital and the doctor sent me Omeprazol to counteract the effects of the Isotretinoin and another medication to prevent me from vomiting. On the next day I was already cured and during the next 10 or 11 days I remained healthy but I was executing my beloved activity: masturbation.
I talked to my dermatologist and told him about my situation and the new medications that I was taking. He said that the Isotretinoin doesn't produce those effects and that I should stop taking the other pills because supposedly they were useless. So, I stopped taking them but continued using Isoface and jerking.
It didn't take a long time to cause my illness again on November 18. The symptoms were the same and on that day I decided not to take the pill because I was very sick. This time, it lasted until the end of the next day.
I had also suffered from hedaches while working out, lack of energy when I played tennis (specially when the sun was intense) and nose bleeding.
After all these symptoms in such a short period of time, I decided to stop taking Isoface and ever since I have been healthy, so obviously there's a connection between the Isotretinoin and all those sicknesses which I suffered.
The Isotretinoin is a very strong medication that should be used with caution and can cause several negative side effects (which you can find here: .
I'm not saying that you should stop taking Accutane, but you need to be aware of what it can cause, because in some people it can lead to all the things mentioned above.
For example, my sister has been taking Isoface for 1 year and 3 months and she has had excellent results, clearing her face and giving a smooth skin appearance (probably because she doesn't masturbate lol).
I dont know if all these effects were caused by either by masturbation or Isotretinoin or the combination of both, but it certainly didn't work for me.
If you are feeling ok with it, I recommend you not to masturbate or keep it very low because it will cause anyways new acne to be formed. Just remember that the Isotretinoin works really well (hopefully in your case but not in mine) even with masturbation, because the effects of jacking off are diminished by the isotretionin and if you really are determined to clear your skin its better not to masturbate to maximize the effects of the Isotretinoin and obtain better results.
I recommend you to swim whenever you can because it is a great exercise and it will help you to clear your skin faster. Also, eat healthy with moderated condiments and sauces because it cleans your organism, reduce the fats and toxic substances in your organism.
I know that quitting masturbation is very hard, but it has incredible rewards.
I HOPE ALL THIS INFORMATION IS USEFUL FOR YOU AND GOOD LUCK CLEARING YOUR SKIN!



Hey thanks for replying, much appreciated. Sorry to hear about the effects you got while taking isotretinoin, this stuff is a bitch lol. I'm on month 2 and I've been experiencing minor side effects (dry lips, dry nose). That's about it, im so lucky. Thanks for your concern though. So what I have been doing for the past month is jerking off once every week. It's so hard to stop lol. Hopefully accutane will completely take care of this problem for me.

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 05:23 PM

QUOTE (greentiger87 @ Dec 24 2010, 01:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The chances of the tiny hormone fluctuation caused by masturbation producing acne while on Accutane is slim to none. The masturbation-acne connection has been long debated on the board, and suffice to say the evidence is tenuous at best... its mostly come down to anecdotal cases. Thus the best way to answer your question is just to try it, once Accutane gets you clear.

As I'm sure you've heard before, masturbation is considered both natural and healthy, and has numerous general health benefits. The stress of trying to stop yourself will not be constructive either. And whats the long term plan, to never masturbate or have sex? Before you decide to try celibacy, be 100% sure it really effects your acne. If it truly does, you'd be part of a small, unlucky (imho), minority.



I do agree with your statement on the insufficient evidence of masturbation and acne. Scientists tend to argue that it does not cause acne, even though it does for many. I will minimize my masturbation frequency until I see major improvements of my skin. I believe this is the best way to see a visible correlation between masturbation and acne.

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 10:01 PM

You're gonna have raw meat. That's about it. shrug.gif

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 09:00 PM

First time I took Isoface didn't work at all for me, but I'm going to try it again (read my previous post upwards). I think masturbation while on Isoface/Accutane (both have the same component: Isotretinoin) affects the process of clearing your skin.


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Posted 24 September 2011 - 11:40 AM

First time I took Isoface didn't work at all for me, but I'm going to try it again (read my previous post upwards). I think masturbation while on Isoface/Accutane (both have the same component: Isotretinoin) affects the process of clearing your skin.

I'm starting Isoface on October 3. I will try to abstain from masturbating also.

Edited by Davikia, 24 September 2011 - 11:41 AM.


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Posted 24 September 2011 - 09:22 PM

Acne and masturbation? Wtf.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 01:49 PM

Acne and masturbation? Wtf.

seriously, wtf? Although if there is a connection and theyre directly related (heaven forbid!), then im keeping acne, me and palmela go way back im not breaking up with her! lol!

Edited by colostomus, 29 September 2011 - 01:51 PM.


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Posted 30 September 2011 - 12:01 AM


For example, my sister has been taking Isoface for 1 year and 3 months and she has had excellent results, clearing her face and giving a smooth skin appearance (probably because she doesn't masturbate lol).


I'm sorry, but I'm assuming that your sister was in her teenage years when she was on Accutane, and I have to ask, how do you know she doesn't masturbate? Girls do it too. They are just less likely to openly discuss it or correlate it to their acne.

I'm hugely skeptical when it comes to these threads. I think half the time, people just want a reason for their acne, so they just start guessing and if there are absolutely any coincidences, bingo, that must be the answer. Posted Image

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 04:49 AM

holy shit sometimes i beat it 8 times a day.. I just get bored. Maybe why I have acne.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 11:13 AM



For example, my sister has been taking Isoface for 1 year and 3 months and she has had excellent results, clearing her face and giving a smooth skin appearance (probably because she doesn't masturbate lol).


I'm sorry, but I'm assuming that your sister was in her teenage years when she was on Accutane, and I have to ask, how do you know she doesn't masturbate? Girls do it too. They are just less likely to openly discuss it or correlate it to their acne.

I'm hugely skeptical when it comes to these threads. I think half the time, people just want a reason for their acne, so they just start guessing and if there are absolutely any coincidences, bingo, that must be the answer. Posted Image

It was just a funny comment, don't take it seriously. Now, if you want to know what happened to me with Isoface (the same as Accutane), then read post # 2 in this thread.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 02:54 PM

I agree with what Gutterflower said. Except the last bit. No one is still sure if it's connected or not. Some people seem to have a lot of success/no success with abstaining from masturbation from what I've seen. I'm going to wait to give my opinion until I see substantial evidence. People could always be lieing/not lieing. It's hard to tell these days. Posted Image

..Um, I wouldn't share if my sister/brother were/weren't masturbating. That's awkward. Even if it's hypothetical or a joke.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 08:18 PM

This one time I was in bed and could hear my bro rubbing one out in his room, wasn't too nice.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 06:12 AM

With all due respect, it does amuse me when this subject is discussed.
I'm amazed at how often some people seem to masturbate, too. Not that there's anything wrong with it, I'm just surprised they find time for anything else!
If there was a direct connection, I'd have near perfect skin. Personally, I kind of thought, 'Oh, so that's that that's for', and moved on. Just don't really see the appeal. Everyone's different I guess. :)

Edited by PaulH85, 01 October 2011 - 06:12 AM.


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Posted 01 October 2011 - 07:49 AM

This one time I was in bed and could hear my bro rubbing one out in his room, wasn't too nice.


...Sam.... :lol:

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 09:36 AM

This one time I was in bed and could hear my bro rubbing one out in his room, wasn't too nice.


lol. Posted Image

Edited by Vampireninja09, 01 October 2011 - 09:41 AM.


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Posted 01 October 2011 - 11:44 AM

With all due respect, it does amuse me when this subject is discussed.
I'm amazed at how often some people seem to masturbate, too. Not that there's anything wrong with it, I'm just surprised they find time for anything else!
If there was a direct connection, I'd have near perfect skin. Personally, I kind of thought, 'Oh, so that's that that's for', and moved on. Just don't really see the appeal. Everyone's different I guess. Posted Image


If I didn't know any better I'd say you might be asexual, Paul. Posted Image