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It Was Masturbation

Conclusion: Personally unsure

I'm editing this two months later, and here's what happened. I gave in after the first two weeks and started over. Since then I hadn't masturbated, looked at porn, etc. Unfortunately, after three weeks, I had a wet dream. I was pretty distraught about it considering it was a personal feat of self control to not masturbate for three weeks only to be foiled in my sleep. Still quite determined I continued my abstaining. Two weeks later same thing. And again two weeks later. All in all it was a month and a half of no masturbation, but three total ejaculations via nocturnal emissions. It's likely because of this that I didn't stop breaking out, and saw NO improvement. Though I'm still quite convinced that my acne (and that of many others my age) is caused by ejaculations, I'm unable to prove it to myself or provide it as personal proof to others. So, I forfeit. I can't practice unconscious inhibition. I encourage anyone to try this, maybe you'll have better luck - if not just in ridding yourself of acne, but in learning to control yourself. If you are going to attempt it, I recommend trying some kind of sex drive reduction. I heard somewhere on here that the herb, saw palmetto had such an effect. Good luck!

Male, 16. Had acne the last two years. Tried all sorts of face washes, lotions, diets, etc. All I had to do was stop masturbating....

This is just something I would have wanted to see two years ago instead of all the threads in constant denial of it. Yes there are other causes of acne, and no, I'm not accusing the 40 year old pregnant women or people well into their 20s and 30s of masturbating, I'm just saying that before you do everything to get rid of your acne, consider that you could get rid of it by not doing something.

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there is a direct relation between masturbating (or wanting sex) more frequently to your hormones, and hormones are one cause of acne, so when people's hormones are under control they masturbate less, and it can often be mistaken for less masturbating= less acne, but it's the hormones under control = less acne. lol

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The hormone Testosterone is the hormone behind hormonal acne. Masturbating controls the levels of this hormone in your body, and it literally expells it from your body. So if anything, masturbation HELPS acne. Also, remember that sex would have the exact same effects, but i've never heard anyone say 'stop having sex if you want to cure acne'.

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These two comments are the exact fucking reason I've had acne the past two years.

Neither of you are doctors, nor are the people who wrote whatever you read to think what you do.

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These two comments are the exact fucking reason I've had acne the past two years.

Neither of you are doctors, nor are the people who wrote whatever you read to think what you do.

lol good one

We don't need to read anything to see common sense. It's a slippery slope. And 2 years? Really? Try 12 years of hormonal imbalance.

But by all means, please, don't masturbate for the next year and let us know how it turns out.grinwink.gif

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Believe it or not you are correct. Masturbation was a problem I had as well, nothing excessive, however, it did cause most of my acne, other things that did was different types of stress and a food allergen. But orgasm (during sex or masturbation) seemed to have doomed me for a long time as well, so I agree, the chemicals released during orgasm do can in fact cause acne. It is easy to quit masturbation once you stop watching porn, which was my biggest problem. My libido went down ten fold after I stopped watching porn.

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Interesting stuff, because in traditional Chinese medicine, "stopping of masturbation/sexual activity" is actually one of the treatments for acne - especially that found around the jaw/chin/mouth area (lower part of the face).

Makes you think whenever you see someone with lots of acne there, doesn't it...

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I havent also masturbated for 31 days now.The reason why I wanted to stop is that masturbating makes anxiety and fatigue worse.Right now i am little bit more confident and i have more energy to do stuff.My skin has also improved,but i may be because i am living much healthier now(because of quiting PMO :) )

Men should try to quit, if they are M-ing too much,there is much more behind masturbating.

First weeks may be hard,i also failed 1st time.But you are getting used it after 2 weeks or so.

Read info from this site, yourbrainonporn.com

if any questions,ask!

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tc this help clear your acne?

i believe there is a connection because i think it messes with your hormone balance obviously..

im also trying this method, ive notice i get more break outs the next day after i bate.. so with that said im on day 5 or 6 i think, i plan on not bating for at least a month i hope this helps with my acne!!

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These two comments are the exact fucking reason I've had acne the past two years.

Neither of you are doctors, nor are the people who wrote whatever you read to think what you do.

lol good one

We don't need to read anything to see common sense. It's a slippery slope. And 2 years? Really? Try 12 years of hormonal imbalance.

But by all means, please, don't masturbate for the next year and let us know how it turns out.grinwink.gif

I'm sorry you've had acne for so long. That definitely sucks. You can't just apply your personal experiences to everyone else though. You may know for a fact that masturbating has no affect on your acne, but it's possible there are many causes of acne. What I know is that nothing I've tried has worked for me except not masturbating and that had it not been for people saying there's definitely not a link, I might have gotten rid of my acne sooner.

You're also unintentionally hurting yourself by preaching misinformation. Someone whose in my shoes and reads a comment like yours might then go try other acne remedies. He might try something that would work for your acne, see it doesn't work, and then give all sorts of nasty reviews and do everything in his power to make sure no one else tries it. As I see it, this is the main problem with this site; that it mushes all sorts of people together. 40 year old women with hormonal acne and 16 year olds with acne from masturbation are reading the same threads, trying the same treatments, and getting completely different results.

Believe it or not you are correct. Masturbation was a problem I had as well, nothing excessive, however, it did cause most of my acne, other things that did was different types of stress and a food allergen. But orgasm (during sex or masturbation) seemed to have doomed me for a long time as well, so I agree, the chemicals released during orgasm do can in fact cause acne. It is easy to quit masturbation once you stop watching porn, which was my biggest problem. My libido went down ten fold after I stopped watching porn.

Yeah, the fact that porn is just so accessible makes it harder to resist.

Interesting stuff, because in traditional Chinese medicine, "stopping of masturbation/sexual activity" is actually one of the treatments for acne - especially that found around the jaw/chin/mouth area (lower part of the face).

Makes you think whenever you see someone with lots of acne there, doesn't it...

Ha, yeah. I wonder if that's what people think when they see me.

I havent also masturbated for 31 days now.The reason why I wanted to stop is that masturbating makes anxiety and fatigue worse.Right now i am little bit more confident and i have more energy to do stuff.My skin has also improved,but i may be because i am living much healthier now(because of quiting PMO smile.png )

Men should try to quit, if they are M-ing too much,there is much more behind masturbating.

First weeks may be hard,i also failed 1st time.But you are getting used it after 2 weeks or so.

Read info from this site, yourbrainonporn.com

if any questions,ask!

Thanks for the link, I'm reading some stuff now.

First quitting is definitely pretty hard, but it does get easier the longer you go without it.

tc this help clear your acne?

i believe there is a connection because i think it messes with your hormone balance obviously..

im also trying this method, ive notice i get more break outs the next day after i bate.. so with that said im on day 5 or 6 i think, i plan on not bating for at least a month i hope this helps with my acne!!

Good, please try to go for a month or longer without masturbating before making a judgement on its relation. The fact that you experience breakouts so soon after masturbating is probably coincidence, as acne doesn't form so fast.

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I'm sorry you've had acne for so long. That definitely sucks. You can't just apply your personal experiences to everyone else though. You may know for a fact that masturbating has no affect on your acne, but it's possible there are many causes of acne. What I know is that nothing I've tried has worked for me except not masturbating and that had it not been for people saying there's definitely not a link, I might have gotten rid of my acne sooner.

You're also unintentionally hurting yourself by preaching misinformation. Someone whose in my shoes and reads a comment like yours might then go try other acne remedies. He might try something that would work for your acne, see it doesn't work, and then give all sorts of nasty reviews and do everything in his power to make sure no one else tries it. As I see it, this is the main problem with this site; that it mushes all sorts of people together. 40 year old women with hormonal acne and 16 year olds with acne from masturbation are reading the same threads, trying the same treatments, and getting completely different results.

I actually haven't had acne for so long, it's because once you identify the cause of your acne, then it's easy sailing from there, you get the proper treatment, etc. And 40 year old? Um I'm 22. maybe if you yourself did a little research you would see my *original* post was quite accurate. It doesn't take a Ph.D to figure this stuff out.

From the acne.org website

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

We know that humans with high androgen levels tend to experience more severe acne symptoms. We also know that humans with higher androgen levels tend to have a higher sex drive. This may explain why some people who are more sexually active, with themselves or partners, may at times experience more acne symptoms. Whether abstinence would increase or decrease acne in such individuals is up for debate.

It's so common sense it's absolutely ridiculous and I can't believe people are still thinking...like it's the middle ages? I mean why not have a chastity belt already LOL!

but anywho don't bother responding to me, it's all a little joke to me...makes for a good laugh..

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So...could that apply to girls? Supposedly, if I masturbated (not trying to say, that I do, just hypothetically), could that be causing my acne? Or does that only apply to guys? How does that work?

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I'm sorry you've had acne for so long. That definitely sucks. You can't just apply your personal experiences to everyone else though. You may know for a fact that masturbating has no affect on your acne, but it's possible there are many causes of acne. What I know is that nothing I've tried has worked for me except not masturbating and that had it not been for people saying there's definitely not a link, I might have gotten rid of my acne sooner.

You're also unintentionally hurting yourself by preaching misinformation. Someone whose in my shoes and reads a comment like yours might then go try other acne remedies. He might try something that would work for your acne, see it doesn't work, and then give all sorts of nasty reviews and do everything in his power to make sure no one else tries it. As I see it, this is the main problem with this site; that it mushes all sorts of people together. 40 year old women with hormonal acne and 16 year olds with acne from masturbation are reading the same threads, trying the same treatments, and getting completely different results.

I actually haven't had acne for so long, it's because once you identify the cause of your acne, then it's easy sailing from there, you get the proper treatment, etc. And 40 year old? Um I'm 22. maybe if you yourself did a little research you would see my *original* post was quite accurate. It doesn't take a Ph.D to figure this stuff out.

From the acne.org website

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

We know that humans with high androgen levels tend to experience more severe acne symptoms. We also know that humans with higher androgen levels tend to have a higher sex drive. This may explain why some people who are more sexually active, with themselves or partners, may at times experience more acne symptoms. Whether abstinence would increase or decrease acne in such individuals is up for debate.

It's so common sense it's absolutely ridiculous and I can't believe people are still thinking...like it's the middle ages? I mean why not have a chastity belt already LOL!

but anywho don't bother responding to me, it's all a little joke to me...makes for a good laugh..

Also on the acne.org website: http://www.acne.org/site_disclaimer.html

Yes, it does take a phd to figure this stuff out. Acne.org makes a profit off of selling its product, and if telling people to not stop masturbating means that they buy more product, then it would make sense that they would. Based on my experiences here, I doubt Dan or anyone else administering the site has such sinister an agenda, but nonetheless, it's important to take into account the source of your information.

I didn't say you were 40, I said that there are people on this forum that are 40.

So...could that apply to girls? Supposedly, if I masturbated (not trying to say, that I do, just hypothetically), could that be causing my acne? Or does that only apply to guys? How does that work?

I honestly don't know. There is one way to find out though...

Please let us know if you do experience any improvements or changes in your acne due to stopping masturbation (assuming you do, although you said you might not?).

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tc this help clear your acne?

i believe there is a connection because i think it messes with your hormone balance obviously..

im also trying this method, ive notice i get more break outs the next day after i bate.. so with that said im on day 5 or 6 i think, i plan on not bating for at least a month i hope this helps with my acne!!

I think also that there may be connection.My skin is much better,no real breakouts. Soon i start using BP again,right now i just wash my face.

But what is most important,i feel better emotionally :) less stress,more confident and i feel like i must eat healthy now.

I dont think that month is enough for me to be cured from porn, so i will keep going.

Read that website carefully before you start quiting.Good luck :)!

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day 7

still holding on strong! i dont even feel the need to bate anymore because im thinking my acne is beginning to clear up.. also with the help of my regimen..

Awesome, keep up the good work.

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day 8!

i was tempted but then instead of going to porn i went to this forum to put myself into an awkward feeling which overcame my need to put my hands in my pants..

-_- what i do for clear skin!!

update:

skin still looks the same as it always does, does anyone else feel that acne looks better in the bathroom mirror then to other people in the sunlight and other bright lit rooms?

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day 8!

i was tempted but then instead of going to porn i went to this forum to put myself into an awkward feeling which overcame my need to put my hands in my pants..

-_- what i do for clear skin!!

update:

skin still looks the same as it always does, does anyone else feel that acne looks better in the bathroom mirror then to other people in the sunlight and other bright lit rooms?

It usually takes a good two weeks to notice a difference (for me it did anyways), then it should be getting clearer and clearer by the day (again it did for me). If you go for 30 days and nothing happens I would say that masturbation doesnt have an effect on your skin

So...could that apply to girls? Supposedly, if I masturbated (not trying to say, that I do, just hypothetically), could that be causing my acne? Or does that only apply to guys? How does that work?

Yes this would work for girls that have the same issues. Masturbation is a release of chemicals in the body, thats why it feels good. This release of chemicals in the body ultimately results in chemical stress. i am not 100% sure why it gave me acne, but it did (and still would if i did it). I believe the sebum glands work on a biological time scale. The gland produces oils on a regular time scale, however when you present new chemicals or stimulus into the body you are putting that clock backwards or forwards in time, as many people have stated very oily skin after masturbation. it messes up the bodies normal chemical cycle and can lead to oily skin or lack the skins produces and processes. that is my personal feeling on why it gave me acne. it should also be known that it doesnt happen to everyone, but it definitely worth trying out even if you are a girl.

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day 8!

i was tempted but then instead of going to porn i went to this forum to put myself into an awkward feeling which overcame my need to put my hands in my pants..

-_- what i do for clear skin!!

update:

skin still looks the same as it always does, does anyone else feel that acne looks better in the bathroom mirror then to other people in the sunlight and other bright lit rooms?

That makes me really happy to read. I've been doing the same thing.

You shouldn't notice any positive changes for a couple weeks. Similar to when we started masturbating and didn't immediately see acne, when we stop, we won't immediately stop seeing it. It's going to take a bit for your body to fully stabilize, but I think it's completely worth it.

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I'd rather have acne than not masturbate.

Seriously what is all this hate over orgasming? I don't see the connection. Sometimes orgasms cannot be controlled, plenty of men who refuse to masturbate during the day end up having wet dreams. Masturbation is nothing bad, guys. What are you going to do, NEVER have an orgasm again? So no sex? Your life is going to suck with that mentality. Stop letting your acne control your life.

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For some people acne is really caused by masturbation, I think I'm one of them. I did stop once for about 30 days, my skin cleared up as I have never seen before. Then I made a big mistake and started masturbation (just once), about 7 days later my face was getting worse...I'm now in the process of stopping again (I did not masturbate for 5 days now).

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I'd rather have acne than not masturbate.

Seriously what is all this hate over orgasming? I don't see the connection. Sometimes orgasms cannot be controlled, plenty of men who refuse to masturbate during the day end up having wet dreams. Masturbation is nothing bad, guys. What are you going to do, NEVER have an orgasm again? So no sex? Your life is going to suck with that mentality. Stop letting your acne control your life.

well honestly with the way my face looks right now not many girls are wanting to look at me bro.. it sucks when i had flawless skin i was clubbin meeting new girls every night! now i just stay at home.. so no im not giving up sex for ever just until my acne begins to cool down. because i dont believe that my acne comes from orgasm but i think it plays a big part with my hormone imbalance which is just adding on to everything else that made my acne appear. example.. drugs, alcohol, smoking, eating un healthy, chocolate and junk everyday, and taking muscle supplements every day i believe also played a role in acne, so now that ive changed everything my acne seems to be clearing up, so with that said not masturbating is just another factor to add to speed up the process with clearing bro!

day 10 and havent even thought of wanking anymore because my skin is clearing up its much easier to not bate anymore!

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Still though guys, you understand that masturbating is healthy, right? If you want clear skin, why not just eat right and exercise. There is nothing wrong with masturbation and there never will be. If you think it's harming your body and giving you acne, you're wrong. It's some other issue.

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