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Old 08-10-2003, 05:40 PM   #1
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I am in my mid 20s and I haven't engaged myself in any sexual act (religious reasons). In the past two three years, my face is killing me with bad breakouts of acne. I used to get breakouts when I was ovulating, but in the past two years, I get it through out the month and the year. I tried many things, spent a lot of money......yada yada

My friends and co-workers suggest that I need to 'Oil Change'-as they put it. Meaning, I need to release my hormones through sex, so my hormones get balanced to stop the break out. What does that mean?

Do we really need Oil Change? I mean, what kinda fluid or 'Oil' do we produce after having sexual intercourse? And how much is it? Is it a lot of discharge, so the body gets cleaner? Sorry if I got explicit. I am just stressed about my condition.

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Old 08-10-2003, 05:57 PM   #2
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hey. im a guy in my late teens and i also abstain (so far) because of my beliefs. personally i think that if u value ur beliefs, they supersede the condition of your skin, regardless of whether sex will improve or hurt your although i don't know the answer to your question, i encourage you to be true to you

Old 08-10-2003, 07:02 PM   #3
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Adult acne can strike in your early 20s, so hormones may be the cause. As for the solution, I don't think it is necessary to do the dirty deed in order to get clear. It might release some stress, but there are more effective treatments available. I suggest you see a dermatologist to get on some medication and have your problem diagnosed. Good luck

Old 08-10-2003, 07:04 PM   #4
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Thats why masterbattion is very beneficial to you. Im 22 and have only had sex 2 times.

Old 08-11-2003, 02:06 AM   #5
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Beneficial? - maybe for being enslaved by the body's every whim.

In my books, I'd prefer to lose the world than give into temptations of the flesh and risk my eternal well being. He who looks on another to lust after them has already committed adultery in their heart...although yes it takes courage.

Patbat, I also abstain and can say that it doesn't have an effect on my skin, which is almost 100% clear -in fact, when I was a teen I masturbated frequently and had bad acne then.

But then again, I am a guy so it probably is different for you. I hope you find what works for you!

[This message has been edited by AccutaneAvenger (edited 08-11-2003).]

Old 08-11-2003, 02:34 AM   #6
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I dont believe there is a connection between having sex and having acne. i have had both sex and acne and dont think there is a link at all! if you dont believe that having sex is right for you at this particular time then dont break your beliefs just in the off chance it solves your acne problem, because i don't think it will, you may just end up regretting it. See your doctor about your skin and he can refer you to a dermatologist. good luck. :-)

Old 08-11-2003, 06:49 AM   #7
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Your co-workers are just teasing. Its a myth in my books. The hormones released when you have sex help to relax your body and releive tension ...even tension headaches. Acne can be caused by an over-production of progesterone in some people. Whatever the conection between sex and hormone release and acne if any is not worth abandoning your beliefs. Acne sufferers have different triggers. Your co-workers are secretly envying your strength!

Old 08-11-2003, 09:26 AM   #8
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Thank you all, for the support you have given me. I feel better. Wow!

So I'll keep washing my face and it might go away one day. I hope it will.

Thank you all.

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