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Masturbation cessation (with picture included)

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I am a 20 year old male quitting masturbation to improve the clarity of my skin. I have tried this before and never made it longer than 3 days. Hopefully by making this public I will feel more pressure to stick with it.

My acne is mild to moderate and confined pretty much to my forehead.

Day 1: Obviously too soon to tell. I think it will take around a month before I can determine whether or not this has any effect. Dont have too many zits right now, but I have some blackheads and large pores, so there is some room for improvement.

I uploaded an image of my acne. As you can see I have quite a bit of scarring and my acne is pretty bad. Of course it probably looks a bit worse than it does in everyday life because the camera is so zoomed in on my face. As I said my forehead is the only place i get acne so that is why that is all I show. I guess it is a rather bizarre image and I apologize for creeping anyone out, but I did not want this to somehow come back to bite me in the ass by showing my full face (especially when this is just to show my acne anyway).

Day 1 :

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Day 2: No changes but as I said still too early. Skin is very dry today.

By the way my last jerk off was Thursday mid day around 1:00-4:00 (Eastern) so that is the point I am starting my counting from

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I don't understand this thread....

firstly, you don't have acne on your forehead, I can't see anything, it's almost perfectly smooth.

secondly, why on earth would masturbation have anything to do with acne?

is this a joke or something?

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Please, I didn't post the picture for sympathy or to fish for false compliments. My skin is fucking disgusting and I would do anything to get rid of at least the acne. The scarring will have to wait til i can afford laser therapy.

I dont know if masturbation causes acne but there are some reasons to think it might (body releases hormones when you cum, semen contains zinc a known acne fighter, couple others i forget etc.)

We will see if it has an effect. I am controlling all other variables while I do this so if my skin improves it cannot really be attributable to anything else (well I guess I could outgrow it, but that would be a hell of a coincidence if it perfectly coincided with this regimen) I need to be optimistic otherwise this a pointless exercise in self-denial.

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I'm telling you, it won't make a difference at all. try some kind of glycolic or SA cleanser, and a retinoid like tazorac.

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Day 4 I unfortunately woke up with an erection and that made me worried that I might get a wet dream at some point in this. I have never had a wet dream in my entire life, but I am not naive enough to think that I am incapable. Well ill just hope it doesn't happen. If it does, I will be very upset cause all this will have been for naught.

Last night my dad was looking at porn (I caught a glimpse of his laptop screen before he realized I was there.). It truly repulsed me and made me realize how glad I am to no longer be controlled by those desires. Granted its only been 4 days, but I used to waste hours and hours on porn. I feel so liberated. And I am not some religious fundamentalist. In fact I am an atheist. I just believe that there are other benefits to quitting masturbation besides acne (which I am not so sure about). I am just so glad that I will never wind up like my lecherous father who I have always despised.

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Please, I didn't post the picture for sympathy or to fish for false compliments. My skin is fucking disgusting and I would do anything to get rid of at least the acne.

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Day 5

I am pretty ashamed of myself. Yesterday I started looking at porn. Fortunately I exercised some self control and stopped before I had cum (ejaculated). So i am still on day 5!! :surprised:

I think from here on out it will be a piece of cake. I think yesterday was my sexual desires dying efforts to get me back within its grasp. And i emerged victorious!

I have so much more free time because of this! I never would have believed how much time I spent looking at porn or even thinking about girls. It is like the days have gotten three hours longer.

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i've stopped for almost 8 weeks now, skin cleared up so much, and when i do break out, i only get 1 or 2 pimples, and they aren't the ones which are red and painful, they are those little bumps... but ever since i stopped, i rarely had breakouts, so far only 4 pimples during the whole 8 weeks :)

hell i'd do anythign for perfect skin hahaa.. almost there too, damn 4months of acne :(

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SHIT!!! I am back to Day 1

I am so angry with myself.

What happened was I was doing what I did a couple of days. I looked at porn with the plan of just not climaxing. Well once I was done with that, this horrible pain started in my abdomen. Absolutely excrutiating. It disappeared after a couple of hours and I went back to my computer and did the same thing again. This time when I was done, the pain was unbearable. I had to get a release. So i just sat down again and did it.

What was amazing was that ejaculating was absolutely excrutiatingly painful rather than being pleasurable as I thought it would be.

I thought masturbating would relieve some of the "blue-ball" pain I was feeling from looking at porn all those times without climaxing, but I was wrong. The pain was unimaginable when I actually came. Felt like I had been kicked simulatenously with cleats by the starting line of USA soccer team.

As I write this I am still in pain in my lower stomach. Hurts real bad. I dont know why in gods name not masturbating would hurt so much, but it does.

I think this has taught me that you cannot give yourself blueballs! Absolutely no looking at porn while on this regimen. i guess ill only update once every three or four days now, since I have proven to be a failure. I will try again though. Day 1 it is.

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I don't understand this thread....

firstly, you don't have acne on your forehead, I can't see anything, it's almost perfectly smooth.

secondly, why on earth would masturbation have anything to do with acne?

is this a joke or something?

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i've stopped for almost 8 weeks now, skin cleared up so much, and when i do break out, i only get 1 or 2 pimples, and they aren't the ones which are red and painful, they are those little bumps... but ever since i stopped, i rarely had breakouts, so far only 4 pimples during the whole 8 weeks :)

hell i'd do anythign for perfect skin hahaa.. almost there too, damn 4months of acne :(

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