Acne and sex?
I'm 19 years old and have had pretty bad acne for about 5 years at least. It comes and goes and varies. Recently I've been analyzing possible reasons as to why there are such cycles. I have tried going to dermatologists and getting pills, creams, etc., and they help some, but do not totally get rid of the acne. What I have found to actually improve my acne, is lack of sexual activity. Being a young male, I am fairly sexually active. Now it seems that the less sexually active that I am, the more my acne clears up. The more sexually active that I am, the more acne that I get.
Is there really any correlation or am I making this up?
If I go 2 weeks without sexual activity then I will not break out (but not completely clear up, either). If I go 2 weeks WITH sexual activity, I break out pretty constantly. I am no scientist and my results are purely based on my own memories.
Does anyone know anything about this?