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Acne, Sex, Masturbating And Testosterone

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Ok Im going to post this up for you guys. Of course I cant find the website

were this information came from when I need it, but I will actively look for it so I

can post it. I cant remember if this study was found on the web or came through at work one day.

So ill have to look for it. This is not to discourage people, alter their belief system or

encourage people to have sex or not, make babies, masturbate or not to, ect.

This is just the facts, read it and do with it what you want.

There seems to be a lot of people thinking or concerned about a direct connection

of masturbating and acne. Maybe there is and maybe there isnt.

We all know that for females, when there time of the month comes up,

they break out. Why? Mostly to do with the hormonal imbalance in there system

when their time of the month comes up. But guys dont get a period so why do we break out?

In actuality ,,, we have 4 periods a month.

This study involved 200 males. They had blood work taken every day for 3 months straight

to measure there testosterone lvls. It involved everything from working out, masturbating, sex,

and just plain doing nothing but living day to day.

For males that had no sexual contact for months straight, there testosterone lvls went as

fallowed.

Day 1 Baseline results taken

Day 2 Slightly elevated testosterone

Day 3 Further elevated testosterone lvls

Day 4 Even further elevated testosterone

Day 5 Even further elevated testosterone

Day 6 Even further elevated testosterone

Day 7 Major drop in testosterone lvls. Cycle starts over.

If sex or masturbation happened in that 7 days, the cycle reverted back to day 1

and started over.

Sex or masturbation also causes a testosterone increase. But a mild one.

It basically tells the "boys" that your body needs to replenish the stock

Why does the male body react this way? The study concluded it had a lot to do with

our past. As males in the "Neanderthal" days, our job was to spread "our seed"

Everyday we did not spread that seed our body's increased testosterone lvls

to increase pheromone production and attract the next potential female and it still

happens to this day. We lost a lot of body hair, but our insides are still very much the same.

Also in there study they found there were other factors that increased testosterone

levels. Working out, winning ( a bet, a race, sports ) and something as simple as

a visualization of a female in front of you that you found attractive. Basically they sat

a bunch of guys down to measure there testosterone lvls before and after each event.

Any and all of this ... will cause a hormonal imbalance in your body which

has the potential to cause acne.

So guess what? As a guy.. when it comes to sex or masturbation, testosterone and

hormonal imbalance in your system. Your dammed if you do, your dammed if you dont.

Maybe that sex or masturbation session was just rather hot and heavy causing you to sweat

a lot. No shower... sweat... bacteria... bla bla bla.. = potential acne

Maybe your just having a raging testosterone day = potential acne

This stuff has been proven with guys who use roids. Large dose of testosterone

creates a hormonal imbalance = potential acne

As for sex or masturbation, the way I look at it is, a clean prostate is a healthy prostate

and I will not let acne deny me the simple pleasures in life.

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Yeah, I have seen this same study. For some people ejaculation is a problem, for others it isn't...it's all based on individual T levels and DHT levels post ejaculation. DHT is responsible for the increase in sebum oil production which leads to hair loss and acne and DHT spikes post ejaculation.

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About the cycle, isn't it that the cycle happens after you ejaculate ?

Plus, you do lose lots of essential minerals in your body and there will be a decrease in coenzyme (what some drugs try to replenish). Without coenzyme in your blood, sebum fats can't be broken down.

There really is a lot of benefit in abstaining.

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About the cycle, isn't it that the cycle happens after you ejaculate ?

Plus, you do lose lots of essential minerals in your body and there will be a decrease in coenzyme (what some drugs try to replenish). Without coenzyme in your blood, sebum fats can't be broken down.

There really is a lot of benefit in abstaining.

I think that word abstaining today has a lot different connotations from what it meant before, back in history. Sex today is more available today than it ever was before, with a click of the mouse you have porn, and usually that leads to masturbation. I see sex as a healthy activity, but one really should limit the ejaculation rates...today if I asked men how often they do it in a week, most would tell you 3-4 times a week; that to me is way too often. I would say 3-4 times a month, if that, or roughly once a week. People use sex as a stress relief, both from mental stress and sexual tension, but where does the sexual tension come from? I think a lot of it is obviously hormonally related, but do hormones respond to stimulation such as visual aid or flirting or arousal? I would most likely assume so...

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About the cycle, isn't it that the cycle happens after you ejaculate ?

Yes .. but the cycle happens in your body regardless of whether you ejaculate or not. Your body

in on a weekly clock. It resets and reverts back to day one either

through the male period/abstinence or sex, then the daily/weekly clock starts over.

There really is a lot of benefit in abstaining.

Yes and No. Even if you lived on hill and had no human contact for years,

your testosterone lvls will still continue to rise and fall every week regardless of

your own actions. This is why I say, your dammed if you do, your dammed if you don't.

You loose coenzyme through sex but you cause a testosterone spike with out it

​thus creating a harmone imbalance in your body.

The only way to prevent the cycle from happening in your body ever again is castration.

Ummmm... Something I would not recomend to anyone. unsure.png

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zrad, your hypothesis is a bit flawed, it isn't just regular any old testosterone that does it, it is more specifically DHT, and an enzyme known as 5-alpha reductase, both of which spike during certain events and stimulate the sebum glands into creating oils...it leads to baldness and acne. One can inhibit DHT by taking saw palmetto as it blocks the reception of DHT. Furthermore, one can also block 5-alpha reductase by taking nettle root extract. Things like high insulin, high fatty diets, and ejaculation produce DHT spikes.

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zrad, your hypothesis is a bit flawed, it isn't just regular any old testosterone that does it, it is more specifically DHT, and an enzyme known as 5-alpha reductase, both of which spike during certain events and stimulate the sebum glands into creating oils...it leads to baldness and acne. One can inhibit DHT by taking saw palmetto as it blocks the reception of DHT. Furthermore, one can also block 5-alpha reductase by taking nettle root extract. Things like high insulin, high fatty diets, and ejaculation produce DHT spikes.

It wasn't so much the DHT lvls that they were studying but more so (basic) testosterone lvls in males at any given time.

When your natural testosterone is out of whack with your estrogen, it creates a hormone imbalance in your system

that can cause acne. What the correlation between DTH and a hormone imbalance is ,,, im unaware. But im happy you brought that up as im very curious now. Might be a good question to poke the general directors brain with tomorrow. There might be something im totally missing or not getting with this study

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Yes, make sure to propose DHT and 5-alpha reductase, they should know when you mention those two things that it causes hair lose by activating the sebum glands and excess oil. It does the same thing with the face and acne.

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not having sex for acne to me is insane lol. Back in high school I bought into this and didnt have sex/masturbate for like months, I realized if I did or didnt I was still struggling with my skin so I was like yeah screw this. But sex is such a huge stress reliever, building all that up is just not good for your mental health. Just my thoughts.

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not having sex for acne to me is insane lol. Back in high school I bought into this and didnt have sex/masturbate for like months, I realized if I did or didnt I was still struggling with my skin so I was like yeah screw this. But sex is such a huge stress reliever, building all that up is just not good for your mental health. Just my thoughts.

Stress reliever? it's like a drug, releasing the "happy hormones". Infact exposure to too much of that hormone builds up a tolerance to the receptors, making you feel less and less happy or less intense.

WHat is there to stress anyways? You are the one creating your own stress, you are the one controlling your mind, you could stop wondering or pondering about the past or the future and violla lot less stress, would be enjoying life more.

Healthier way to relieve stress is actually Meditating but that requires patience and the ability to sit still for more than 20 minutes with no thoughts or emotions in your head.

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not having sex for acne to me is insane lol. Back in high school I bought into this and didnt have sex/masturbate for like months, I realized if I did or didnt I was still struggling with my skin so I was like yeah screw this. But sex is such a huge stress reliever, building all that up is just not good for your mental health. Just my thoughts.

dont pull that stress reliever bs

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Too bad you don't have a link to the source material. Because the studies I've found doesn't support the claim that masturbation, sex or ejaculation causes acne.

For example, this study found increased testosterone levels after abstinence. T levels came back to normal after ejaculation.

Endocrine response to masturbation-induced orgasm in healthy men following a 3-week sexual abstinence. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11760788

Another study found that T levels peak after 7 days of abstinence, and remained high if abstinence continued.

A research on the relationship between ejaculation and serum testosterone level in men. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12659241

Other studies have found either transient increase or no effect in hormone levels following orgasm.

Neuroendocrine and cardiovascular response to sexual arousal and orgasm in men. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9695139

Following these results abstinence should be bad for acne, because it elevates testosterone levels. Because testosterone is converted to DHT in the skin glands by 5-alpha reductase enzyme. The more free T you have in the blood the more this conversion can happen, and this conversion is already over-active in acne patients.

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Too bad you don't have a link to the source material. Because the studies I've found doesn't support the claim that masturbation, sex or ejaculation causes acne.

Following these results abstinence should be bad for acne, because it elevates testosterone levels. Because testosterone is converted to DHT in the skin glands by 5-alpha reductase enzyme. The more free T you have in the blood the more this conversion can happen, and this conversion is already over-active in acne patients.

Oh no dude.. im in total agreeance with you. The study wasn't to show any kind of correlation between acne and sex. It was

just to show elevated test lvls thus causing a possibility of a hormone imbalance in your body at any given time. I am definitely not saying people show stop having sex.

Im in the do what feels good group.. Just maybe not very day ... lol

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Let's just say everyone is different. I know for a fact, that masterbation, and even weighlifting has caused my acne to worsen. Life really sucks.

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Sex/Masturbation is ok only after puberty. After you reach puberty your thymus gland starts to shrink and you wont get any acne no matter how much sex you have.

The more sex/masturbation you have during puberty the more you delay your glands to develop. Excessive masturbation also leads to prostatitis, premature ejaculation which is incurable.

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i heard sweat has antibaterical substances that kills baterica also it opens up pores when you sweat

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