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Masturbation - A factor or a correlation?

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Well, I have acne, yet since I have been using this site in the last 7 weeks it has noticeably improved from moderate to light, which I'm very happy about! And I think part of that is because of this site and the wealth of information included. It's like a haven of skincare knowledge.

So I wanted to ask a question that I wouldn't really feel comfortable posting anywhere else, I'm sure its been asked many times before but I'd quite like an up to date response.

So, masturbating - something pretty much every testosterone fueled male teen does - I started when I was 13 and about 6 months later I had pretty noticeable acne. In the last 4 weeks, after reading a small selection of posts on the forum, I decided to become pseudo-abstinent, so I only 'jerked off' once a week... as opposed to about 7 or 8 times a week... yeah..

And the results? Well, my acne has certainly improved in this past 7 week period, and I'm pretty confident in the last 4 weeks that abstaining from any jerking has had a positive influence.

But at what cost? I'd like to know if anybody else had cut down for a period of time, or even if there is any sufficient evidence - and how much do you cut down by? I appreciate that 7 or 8 is far too much and I wouldn't return to that amount, but would around 3-4 be alright?

Again, I'm deadly serious and really hope this doesn't turn into some joke thread! It's pretty embarrassing telling absolute strangers how many times you jerk off during one week. Thanks :)

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I've been cutting out so many things for my life to try and stop this acne. Please, please don't tell me this might have to be one of them.

After thinking about this, I'm with you on this one. I think it's puberty that causes acne - masturbation is just a part of puberty and it's not based on how many times you ejaculate. You can't stop puberty so why should you stop masturbation?

I've cut out chocolate, dairy, gel and many other things - I don't want to stop masturbating, so I won't! It's too good and, it doesn't make a difference XD. If anything it relieves stress and makes someone feel better.

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I've been cutting out so many things for my life to try and stop this acne. Please, please don't tell me this might have to be one of them.

After thinking about this, I'm with you on this one. I think it's puberty that causes acne - masturbation is just a part of puberty and it's not based on how many times you ejaculate. You can't stop puberty so why should you stop masturbation?

I've cut out chocolate, dairy, gel and many other things - I don't want to stop masturbating, so I won't! It's too good and, it doesn't make a difference XD. If anything it relieves stress and makes someone feel better.

Exactly, I couldn't agree more.

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I feel like stating my views on the activity in general, but I am going to keep my mouth shut and just give you some advice.

I can imagine that exciting the endocrine and reproductive system so often will cause spikes or peaks in blood pressure or hormonal levels. Any up-down process in a sensitive body can cause imbalance and therefore acne. If you have a hormonal imbalance or a blood sugar/insulin problem, sure: it could contribute. But if not, its unlikely. Just my two cents.

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I've been cutting out so many things for my life to try and stop this acne. Please, please don't tell me this might have to be one of them.

After thinking about this, I'm with you on this one. I think it's puberty that causes acne - masturbation is just a part of puberty and it's not based on how many times you ejaculate. You can't stop puberty so why should you stop masturbation?

I've cut out chocolate, dairy, gel and many other things - I don't want to stop masturbating, so I won't! It's too good and, it doesn't make a difference XD. If anything it relieves stress and makes someone feel better.

Haha, I'm glad you've arrived at this decision. (I was going to say I was glad that you'd come to that decision, but that seemed a little heavy on the innuendo. :whistle: )

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I've been cutting out so many things for my life to try and stop this acne. Please, please don't tell me this might have to be one of them.

After thinking about this, I'm with you on this one. I think it's puberty that causes acne - masturbation is just a part of puberty and it's not based on how many times you ejaculate. You can't stop puberty so why should you stop masturbation?

I've cut out chocolate, dairy, gel and many other things - I don't want to stop masturbating, so I won't! It's too good and, it doesn't make a difference XD. If anything it relieves stress and makes someone feel better.

Haha, I'm glad you've arrived at this decision. (I was going to say I was glad that you'd come to that decision, but that seemed a little heavy on the innuendo. :whistle: )

ROFL. :D

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My opinion mastubation can make acne worse...

I noticed when mastubate you lose your sexual energy, i mastubated all summer every day.

At summer end i was so tired, always want sleep and other things... And my acne was worst in my life.

No i mastubate 1-2 times per week, and feel so good... Never felt that before.

After new year i am going to abstain from mastubation, its really hard O.o

I dont know but, no masturbation helps me to cure acne, its placebo effect or something, but i will abstain, ill do everything to be clear. :)

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I think excessive masturbation can be a primary factor in acne. When I hit puberty, I was masturbating everyday, sometimes 2-3 times a day, for 7 years. My acne started off mild, and just gradually got worse. Last summer, I was down to 2-3 times per week, and my skin was significantly better, despite having to work at Taco Bell and eat the food there pretty much every day. I know if I stop mastubating for 4-5 days, I will pretty much cease to have breakouts, and my skin will start healing nicely. On the flip side, if I masturbate everyday or more, I have really bad breakouts for the few following days. I'd like to see the effects of going for 6 months without masturbating. However, it's become such a routine habit for me, it's difficult to cut back.

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I don't care what other people say, But to me masturbating/sex will cause acne for me.

Probably from the hormones that secrete from orgasm or whatever.

I haven't done it in quite some time. You need to resist the urge. Just walk away from the porn.

But a day or 2 after I do, I start getting these pimples that don't have any head and I have to lance it by finding the pore. They are rather big compared to my clogged pores that usually has a blackhead blocking it.

I can definitely tell a different between a blackhead causing a pimple and a pimple caused by masturbation.

Blackheads pimples are close to the surface of the skin and usually has a blackhead causing a pimple. When pushed down, you feel the sharp pain from the blackhead clogged stabbing.

A pimple from masturbation are bigger cyst like, They are deep inside the skin and there are no visual whitehead or blackhead. So it is impossible for you to squeeze out the content without a needle. Dull pain.

Masturbation does cause Acne, but it is not the same for everyone. Our bodies are made different. So you can't argue it doesn't cause acne since ourbody chemistry is not the same as everyone.

Try not masturbating or sex. You can see a different in breakouts.

Edited by Frozenbarb

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Try not masturbating or sex. You can see a different in breakouts.

If we all stopped having sex then acne really would be the end of the world!

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Try not masturbating or sex. You can see a different in breakouts.

If we all stopped having sex then acne really would be the end of the world!

Only for those in which masturbation/sex causes acne. Also, I don't think he's saying "never masturbate/have sex again" just to cut it down for a while.

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Try not masturbating or sex. You can see a different in breakouts.

If we all stopped having sex then acne really would be the end of the world!

:lol:

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There's a couple of links I'd imagine that you folks might be interested in:

http://www.acne.org/masturbation-acne.html

http://acne.about.com/od/acnefaqs/f/sexualityacne.htm

http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/23563

I have not been able to find an expert opinion or statement, but it looks like it depends a lot on the individual and his or her body.

I usually masturbate around 2-3 times a week.. I haven't been able to find a real connection beetween my acne and my masturbation pattern, but still... Anyhow, in my experience, waiting a few days always makes it a bit more delightful. :dance:

EDIT: Silly error.

Edited by AndreasDK

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Acne last almost a week and have a orgasm is like what 10 seconds?

Well, I'm still young and I have all my life to fuck.

Edited by Frozenbarb

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Apparenlty if you want to reduce your risk of prostate cancer you should masturbate daily. I reckon if you masturbate every single day it could possily translate into fruitful sex life in your older years (hey if you don't use it you lose it!). I think the main reason why masturbation may flare up acne is because of a zinc deficiency. Zinc is synonomous with the male reproductive system. Ejaculate is high in zinc. So perhaps you just need to supplement.

Personally I don't think masturbation causes acne. There are plent of man whores in the world who screw every waking minute, drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes and take drugs and still have flawless skin. THAT IS THE MOST ANNOYING PART. Maybe I should take up smoking.....it might dry my skin up quite nicely.

Edited by umbrae

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I've been cutting out so many things for my life to try and stop this acne. Please, please don't tell me this might have to be one of them.

After thinking about this, I'm with you on this one. I think it's puberty that causes acne - masturbation is just a part of puberty and it's not based on how many times you ejaculate. You can't stop puberty so why should you stop masturbation?

I've cut out chocolate, dairy, gel and many other things - I don't want to stop masturbating, so I won't! It's too good and, it doesn't make a difference XD. If anything it relieves stress and makes someone feel better.

^ this.

don't worry about it guys, just keep your hands clean and you'll be fine ;)

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In the perfect world you masturbate, some hormones increase and then reduced to normal, you take pleasure you dont get acne and you feel happy. but...

In our world we masturbate, some hormones increase to very high level, then they reduced to very low level, you take pleasure then you only suffer, you get acne, you feel bad

Edited by lool_101

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