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Hey everyone. A while back I when I was searching the acne.org forums, I came across the 'masturbation/acne relation'. Ever since then, I've been abstaining from masturbation (about 3-4 months). I didn't even really test to see if it made me break out, I kinda just quit doing it altogether.. I take a 25mg zinc supplement daily. I was just wondering if you guys think I may be being stupid with this whole thing.. I'd just like your opinions - anyone's really.. Oh and also, because my face has been doing so great during the time I've been on differin (I rarely get a pimple, one every few weeks minimum), would having a wet dream cause me to get a breakout in 7 days because of the testosterone spike? Thanks everyone :)

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As far as I'm concerned it's ridiculous. Not you, but the principle. Masturbation is natural. You have acne, fact. You'll break out regardless of what you do and don't do. Obviously there are things like BP, Accutane etc that can get it under control.

But I am 99.9% certain that masturbation doesn't cause breakouts. People get obsessive over their acne, cut dairy, wheat, masturbation, sex and basically make their life even worse and STILL breakout.

Live life, enjoy it.

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I have experienced a real connection between the thingsi i consume (food, supplements, liquids) and acne but not masterbation/sex. I thought for the longest time that it was a trigger but it isnt. My skin has cleared drastically and I have not made any attempt on stopping masterbation.

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Zinc is required for immune development, hormone development, stomach acid etc. By masturbating way too early you are basically making your organs inside get old faster and weaker. Not to mention the damage it causes to the fragile penile nerves and brain development.

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Even if it does affect acne, you can still do it like once a week. It's natural, and it provides a release. If you are having wet dreams, you might as well just masturbate once in a while to prevent them. As long as you don't do it every single day or multiple times a day, I think you will be fine.

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As far as I'm concerned it's ridiculous. Not you, but the principle. Masturbation is natural. You have acne, fact. You'll break out regardless of what you do and don't do. Obviously there are things like BP, Accutane etc that can get it under control.

But I am 99.9% certain that masturbation doesn't cause breakouts. People get obsessive over their acne, cut dairy, wheat, masturbation, sex and basically make their life even worse and STILL breakout.

Live life, enjoy it.

I somewhat agree with you but I think you're wrong to include wheat in that statement. Many people have allergies to wheat, and it damages the lining of the gut. It isn't a healthy thing in general but especially not for allergy sufferers. Giving up wheat made a huge difference in my health and I probably wouldn't be alive today had I not stopped eating it.

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I tested positive for Celiacs disease and it's a serious disease but I don't believe it effects acne. I could be wrong, but I've not seen any connection personally.

Obviously everybody is different, but the majority of members here have acne and regardless of diet and sexual activities, they'll still have acne. I don't believe either of those things are the cause, for most people. Obviously there are always exceptions.

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Zinc is required for immune development, hormone development, stomach acid etc. By masturbating way too early you are basically making your organs inside get old faster and weaker. Not to mention the damage it causes to the fragile penile nerves and brain development.

I'm sorry, but HUH? Masturbating will NOT damage your penile nerves, it will NOT damage your "brain development", it will NOT make you go blind, grow hair on your palms, or send you to help! It is a normal, healthy part of life! Eat well, get some exercise, read books, masturbate, and enjoy your life!

Dear me, the things people say...

*hell

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Zinc is required for immune development, hormone development, stomach acid etc. By masturbating way too early you are basically making your organs inside get old faster and weaker. Not to mention the damage it causes to the fragile penile nerves and brain development.

I'm sorry, but HUH? Masturbating will NOT damage your penile nerves, it will NOT damage your "brain development", it will NOT make you go blind, grow hair on your palms, or send you to help! It is a normal, healthy part of life! Eat well, get some exercise, read books, masturbate, and enjoy your life!

Dear me, the things people say...

*hell

Chk the story of this guy

http://www.steadyhealth.com/HOW_OVER_MASTURBATION_RUINED_MY_SEX_LIFE_CAUSING_PREMATURE_EJACULATION_N_HOW_I_TREATED_IT___t268556.html

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Masturbation is NOT the main cause of acne, HOWEVER it WON"T help the matter, it could worsen it.

Nutrient loss, and tons of hormones released and higher dht conersion, you think it would have absolutely no effect on your acne? It would affect your skin, and lots of people did notice it also, but again it's not the source cause of acne.

There were several studies that relates to how over masturbation leads to prostate illness, due to strain and deficiency. Thing is if you abstain, that is really good!

If you can't and still masturbate once a week or so, it's still fine, nothing wrong with it, but other than a release of "happy" hormones and pleasure, don't expect it to make your health and life better.

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So should I go for once a week or? See, I'm seeing positive things and I think 'yeah sure I'm just being stupid, I'll masturbate whenever the hell I want', then I see the negatives and think 'oh sh**'. :/

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semen has a high amount of taurine and something called prostaglandins which are made from essential fatty acids, as well as allsorts of other stuff. masturbation may slightly affect other processess in your body only if you are low in essential fats or protein, otherwise, dont worry about it, it relieves your stress.

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Binga, come back to me with peer-reviewed studies, not "a guy on the internet". I prefer to take my science with plenty of science. Not fear-mongering. Estranged, do it when the mood takes you. In private preferably!

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In my case, masturbation and sex worsen the symptoms of acne. (Increased redness, irritation, and itchiness in particular) It is noticeable only seconds after climax and the negative effects last well beyond that period.

I am not going to say it is the sole cause of my acne....(I've never been abstinent long enough to test that theory) but it certainly dosen't do my skin any favors.

In my opinion, there is a definite connection for certain people.

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I keep coming across these threads through searches.

I personally didn't have a huge problem with acne when I was masturbating once a day / every other day. When I began masturbating 2-3 times every day I started getting cysts, and acne in places that I had never had it before (forehead, back, and chest). No other changes except that I had discovered free porn and was wanking it whenever I had free time just because I could. It was such an obvious link that it didn't take me long to figure it out and with moderation and some BP my acne is under control once again. I don't believe that excessive masturbation is the absolute cause of my acne, but I'm certain that it's the only reason it became uncontrollable.

I think there's some denial going on. Kinda funny that there would be so many people bashing the idea on an acne forum. Someone with no history of acne problems would probably just say "oh, maybe you're right" or "whatever works for you" and move on with their day.

Most people probably just saw masturbation and healthy in the same sentence somewhere, and now it's a fact to them. Where is the evidence that frequent masturbation is healthy? Who told you it was normal to masturbate every day? I'm not arguing against occasional sex or masturbation, obviously that's something that everyone is going to do. I'm also not arguing that everyone's acne is caused by too much sex or masturbation.

Of course most of us aren't just masturbating, we're having regular sex...I will agree that you can't let the fear of breakouts discourage you from having intercourse. That would be a very poor life choice. If you are having regular sex and masturbating frequently on top of that......come on, really? How much do you need, seriously?

Here's the thing (for most people): Sex is freakin' self-regulating! Most people don't have sex every day let alone several times per day. According to the info here (http://www.kinseyinstitute.org/resources/FAQ.html) their survey says that of their sample of people ages 18-24 only 7.5% of partnered women and 10% of partnered men report having sex 4 or more times per week. The majority seem to fall in the "a few times per month to weekly" and "2-3 times per week" categories. This type of frequency has not had the effect on my acne that a daily orgasm had, let alone multiple daily orgasms.

I understand that hormones such as DHT are definitely linked to acne, there's no arguing against that.

I just found this information in a study titled "Endocrine effects of masturbation in Men"

"The levels of pregnenolone, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHA), androstenedione, testosterone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), oestrone, oestradiol, cortisol and luteinizing hormone (LH) were measured in the peripheral plasma of a group of young, apparently healthy males before and after masturbation. The same steroids were also determined in a control study, in which the psychological antipation of masturbation was encouraged, but the physical act was not carried out. The plasma levels of all steroids were significantly increased after masturbation, whereas steroid levels remained unchanged in the control study."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/135817

I believe this offers good scientific evidence that there may be a link between too much masturbation and acne.

If you think it's a problem for you, then cut back. If it is really difficult for you to abstain then I say you have a problem with masturbation regardless of weather or not it's linked to your acne. You're not supposed to be addicted to orgasms, that's definitely not healthy.

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Zinc is required for immune development, hormone development, stomach acid etc. By masturbating way too early you are basically making your organs inside get old faster and weaker. Not to mention the damage it causes to the fragile penile nerves and brain development.

This is the second dumb thing this person has said that ive come across. My god. Masturbating causes damage to brain development? HAHAHA wow....

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I keep coming across these threads through searches.

I personally didn't have a huge problem with acne when I was masturbating once a day / every other day. When I began masturbating 2-3 times every day I started getting cysts, and acne in places that I had never had it before (forehead, back, and chest). No other changes except that I had discovered free porn and was wanking it whenever I had free time just because I could. It was such an obvious link that it didn't take me long to figure it out and with moderation and some BP my acne is under control once again. I don't believe that excessive masturbation is the absolute cause of my acne, but I'm certain that it's the only reason it became uncontrollable.

I think there's some denial going on. Kinda funny that there would be so many people bashing the idea on an acne forum. Someone with no history of acne problems would probably just say "oh, maybe you're right" or "whatever works for you" and move on with their day.

Most people probably just saw masturbation and healthy in the same sentence somewhere, and now it's a fact to them. Where is the evidence that frequent masturbation is healthy? Who told you it was normal to masturbate every day? I'm not arguing against occasional sex or masturbation, obviously that's something that everyone is going to do. I'm also not arguing that everyone's acne is caused by too much sex or masturbation.

Of course most of us aren't just masturbating, we're having regular sex...I will agree that you can't let the fear of breakouts discourage you from having intercourse. That would be a very poor life choice. If you are having regular sex and masturbating frequently on top of that......come on, really? How much do you need, seriously?

Here's the thing (for most people): Sex is freakin' self-regulating! Most people don't have sex every day let alone several times per day. According to the info here (http://www.kinseyins...ources/FAQ.html) their survey says that of their sample of people ages 18-24 only 7.5% of partnered women and 10% of partnered men report having sex 4 or more times per week. The majority seem to fall in the "a few times per month to weekly" and "2-3 times per week" categories. This type of frequency has not had the effect on my acne that a daily orgasm had, let alone multiple daily orgasms.

I understand that hormones such as DHT are definitely linked to acne, there's no arguing against that.

I just found this information in a study titled "Endocrine effects of masturbation in Men"

"The levels of pregnenolone, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHA), androstenedione, testosterone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), oestrone, oestradiol, cortisol and luteinizing hormone (LH) were measured in the peripheral plasma of a group of young, apparently healthy males before and after masturbation. The same steroids were also determined in a control study, in which the psychological antipation of masturbation was encouraged, but the physical act was not carried out. The plasma levels of all steroids were significantly increased after masturbation, whereas steroid levels remained unchanged in the control study."

http://www.ncbi.nlm....v/pubmed/135817

I believe this offers good scientific evidence that there may be a link between too much masturbation and acne.

If you think it's a problem for you, then cut back. If it is really difficult for you to abstain then I say you have a problem with masturbation regardless of weather or not it's linked to your acne. You're not supposed to be addicted to orgasms, that's definitely not healthy.

I like your study. Our body before puberty definitely cannot handle ejaculation few times per week let alone every day. Biologically speaking our thymus gland develops fully after puberty to protect against inflammation. Most acne sufferers have low thymus. Plus excessive masturbation inflames the prostate gland to produce too much DHT. There is no point in getting depressed from acne after masturbation.

Edited by Binga

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I masturbate all the time, multiple times per day if I'm in the mood. I don't think it affects my acne at all. Diet is the real thing you should be wary about.

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I masturbate all the time, multiple times per day if I'm in the mood. I don't think it affects my acne at all. Diet is the real thing you should be wary about.

But for how long you are going to worry about diet. Ejaculating multiple times a day might have already weakened your hormonal and prostate glands. You might end up with frequent wet dreams and PE. Abstain for a few years, eat everything and be acne free forever. Or else you will have to make frequent trips to the urologist.

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Really wanna let one out.. But I'm still too scared :/

Try not to resist the idea of masturbation, simply just let it flow and settle your focus on something else. Going outside and walking or running helps.

Somehow, just sitting at home gets you those urges.

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Zinc is required for immune development, hormone development, stomach acid etc. By masturbating way too early you are basically making your organs inside get old faster and weaker. Not to mention the damage it causes to the fragile penile nerves and brain development.

That is possibly the stupidest thing I have ever heard....I saw the story you posted below btw.....the technical human purpose is to reproduce.

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