Hi I'm a male and love to masturbate. I do it at least twice a day and am now concerned about my acne. It is getting bad on my chin and mouth and I'm using treatments from my doctor.My friend said because you masturbate you get acne is this true, does it eithere or cause/worsen your acne or was he wrong. Please someone help me out anything will be greatly appreciated.
YES it does!! at least in my own experience. I've had acne since i was 14, very severe at times, but mostly moderate. The only one time i was completely clear was when i fractured both my arms in an accident and couldn masturbate for about two months. I never thought about it back then. But as i started doing researh back when i was 17 and tried everything available to human beings, i can say that in fact in my case masturbation causes my break outs, or at least is one of the causes, also the more frequent the masturbation, the worst the breakouts. Sometimes i go without masturbation for a while just enough to clear up a bit, but then we all know that to stop is impossible. I dont think there is anyone who will have the will power to do it. It really sucks but there is a connection at least for me and I'm sure for a lot more people as well. Just think about it. Hormonal inbalance?? masturbation?? i can se the connection, but then again masturbation is healthy for you so they are never going to tell you otherwise. Peace
Oh god, stop it. It will not cause acne, if anything it will relieve stress (if you don't freak out over it). Maybe when you masturbate you get so stressed out over it afterward it causes a zit or two, and you are probably more likely to masturbate when your hormones are flowing like crazy. But there is no real connection. If you are abstaining for the sake of your face you are just confused- how old are you Kandilika? When you get older you realize that all the stigma surrounding the topic is ridiculous and immature. There is nothing about the physiological changes that occur during sex/masturbation that would cause skin eruptions. If this were true, everyone would be covered in zits!
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i wish i was wrong, but i have experimented so much there is no doubt in my mind. In fact when i have a wedding or some activity of that kind and i wanna look decent, what i do is just abstain a couple weeks before and problem solved. I am 22 now, and its been 5 years since i realized there wa a connection with my acne and masturbation. No one ever told me, I fount out on my own. I have tried just about everything except accutane, everyhting ranging from over the counter stuff, to prescribed medicine like antibiotics and topical creams, to mutlti vitamins to diets low in fat, sugar, carbohydrates, to acupuncture and medicinal herbs. As far as stressing over it, not really, i know i just need to up my dose of b5 and vitamins and steam my face a little longer, but still i will get a few here and there. I didnt want to consider it at first, but the puzzle came into place when i was carefully keeping track of all the food i ate and all my activities, i cut the sugar, it helped but i still had break outs, cut the carbohydrates, it helped but i still had break outs, lots of water, it helped but still, dairy stuff, u name it, i did it, thats when it made sense, and i proved it when i stopped masturbating for a while just to see and no break outs. Even so i didnt want to believe it but more and more tests and the conclusion was inminent. Just to prove myself wrong there were times when i over masturabated and the results were big volcanoes on my face and back and chest. Again sure this is not everyone's case, you are the lucky ones, cause we know everyone does it, but we all have different immune systems and hormones, and we all react differently to things, well i know very few will try it, i dont blame you, but that is my truth
it can aggrivate people who are acne prone..its like food..some people swear it makes them break it out others swear it has no corrolation. I have noticed breakuots after masterbating a number of times, no coincidence or coincidence i still think it causes me to break out
To answer the first question, well yeah everyone does it and everyone has sex, so everyone should have acne right? especially ron Jeremy (lol i loved that one by the way)well have about those people whose acne is caused by a certain food or lack of water? or a deficiency of zinc? just to give some examples, just to give an example everyone drinks milk right, but not everyone has break outs from it, it is actually beneficial for most of the people, while a few attribute it to causing acne. Same thing here. The othe question about the sex. That is actually a good question, it does not have the same effect as masturbating, the break outs are very minimal, there is definitively a noticeable difference. I'm still trying to answer that one myself. Peace
no, the reason why you think you breakout after you masturbate is because you freak out and then start looking for things on you face, and stress yourself out and plus thats when your hormones are going crazy so you masturbate.
Now when you have sex it could be at anytime, either when your hormones are crazy or not. Also after when you have sex you dont freak out and run to the mirror to look whats on your face, so your bodys not stressed its actually relaxed.
Think about it. Masturbation does not cause acne! period!
What u say makes sense and it is very interesting, but again in my case false, beacause there have been various times when i have gone a month without masturbating or having sex, and my hormones are going crazy as u say, and believe me they are very very crazy, but no break outs, why? cause i didnt masturbate, now, I've also done this, it could only be days after i had sex, my hormones should be normal then, masturbate and i break out. If u read up my previous posts u could see that i made a lot and a lot of tests, and also believe me I am not freaking out and worrying to death after I masturbate. keep in mind, lest just say for the sake of argument i was stressing about it, i was stressing about it just like i did when i thought chocolates made me break out, or sugar, or milk, or carbohydrates, or lack of vitamins, but they were never close to having the same reaction as this does, so again this is my truth, i still know very few will believe it, even worst try it, hell i wouldnt, and it might not even work cause I'm not expert, i only know it works for me. Peace
I have had acne for 5 years now . I am 30 and it started when I was 25. I got into meditation at 25 and my frequency of masturbation went down from daily to once in 3-4 weeks. And i started to have acne.
Then I totally abstained from masturbation for 4-5 months and no acne . But I would have wet dreams and there would be nocturnal release once a month. I would get big acne when that happened.
The point is the level of testosterone should be constant in the blood. But if u are acne prone u will get acne whether u masturbate or not. But if u dont it will stop for that time. But eventually you will have a wet dream and then acne.
So there is a correlation. If u r prone and u masturbate u would get acne. If u r not prone U will not.
If u meditate U can easily control yourself for 6 - 8 months
DaOutlaw, you don't understand the point. Masturbation will cause acne the poster's case or of others similar whose body cannot stablize the hormones that are released when they climax. Some people have hormonal problems in which things are not stabilizing properly in their body. They have either too much of this or too much of that. People who don't have problems stabilizing hormones in their body of course will not get acne. For people who have hormonal problems it is usually the high level of testosterone in their body that is the culprit. And testosterone is released when climaxing. And possibly the problem cause also be that your body converts to much testosterone to DHT!
Increased levels of 5 DHT (5 dihydrotestosterone), the most active form of male hormone leads to increased sebum production and therefore acne.
I suggest taking Saw Palmetto which works against transforming testosterone into DHT. Not only might this help your skin, but also your prostate health for the future, and deter you from balding.
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