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Are masturbation and acne related?

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by a.b.c_starboy, Apr 6, 2019.

Okay, lets classify this a little. Are you agree that masturbation is responsible for acne?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  1. 8 days?? It will take at least 8 weeks and even 8 months for some people
  2. RalphMcDonald

    RalphMcDonald Fapstronaut

    Masturbation causes pimples because it disturbs the natural functioning of blood and affects hormones. According to the study, there is a direct link between blood, hormones, and pimples, but a link between masturbation and it haven't specified. There can be multiple reasons that cause pimples, but masturbation is one of them.
  3. I vote yes. I saw my nephew's face totally clear up because he had to stay with us for a while, which meant no pmo. He then moved out again and it came back full force. When I myself relapsed I swear I instantly got giant, sore, aching pimples. Not as much as an adolescent but still, I say yes, masturbation causes acne!

    CORAZZON Fapstronaut

    I've tried just about everything under the sun for my acne - soaps, scrubs, creams, masks, etc. I dont think I ever tried an antibiotic for acne though, so I'm not sure how they affect your body.

    The last and final result that worked for me was accutane, and the doctor I saw for it said that should be a last resort. The way he described it was "slowly turning off the faucet until it it stops dripping". I had to go up increments in dosage, and it was harsh. My skin got super dry, sensitive, and was constantly peeling. I went through about 3 sticks of chapstick a week cause my lips would peel every day. Last year I got my eyebrows waxed with my girlfriend on valentines day and the wax literally took my skin with it and it took about a week to heal. It was horrible, but the stuff works if you have bad acne. After my 6 month treatment, it took about 2 months for skin to return to normal.

    Sure, here's a few links:

    Agreed, I think to see major improvement you have to seriously stick with it for over 60 days at the least, it depends on your own personal body and how you take care of yourself of course, but I know personally last year when I reached my 2 month streak, my skin started looking and feeling healthier, not perfect but better.

    I can relate on this. Its normal to get acne, but I noticed after heavy PMO I would get those large painful cystic acne on my face and all over my body. Big painful butt pimples are the worse.
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  5. Streetdog

    Streetdog Fapstronaut

    I guess not everyone reacts the same, as someone said already.
    In my personal experience, I can tell you... despite being skeptical about almost everything that does not show really strong scientific evidence, I must give it a shot here. I've never been this far with no PM (I'm married), and my skin was hardly this clear, as far as I can remember. Btw, I'm 29... so it has nothing to do with puberty, in my case.
    I'm curious to see how that goes when I reach 60 days no PM. So it kind of gets me going too, which is nice.
  6. Downy

    Downy Fapstronaut

    Agreed and have heard others with the same experiences. I think those who believe that acne still happens to them despite them staying clean must have some other issue causing their acne to continue. I'm going to try and stay clean for a round 3 weeks if not longer as I am curious to see what will happen full stop unfortunately I do take protein shakes and other protein substances or gym substances that could cause acne. But in my experience is even though I have been taking these gym substances if I stop the masturbation I have notice improvement . This would keep me motivated as I need more of a purpose other than it is a bad habit to be doing PM which it is but a purposeful study will keep me motivated.
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  7. Downy

    Downy Fapstronaut

    So far I am at 5 hours clean, and have relapsed about 7 times in 6 days. It is the multiple relapses hours after each other which in my experience makes thing really bad which I am now noticing even though I am using clearsil and pro activ daily.
  8. ultrafabber

    ultrafabber Fapstronaut

    Definitely related, sebum production seems to be very influenced by sexual arousal and masturbation. This is not just about acne but also about greasy scalp, dandruff and hair loss.

    When i binged i always had a breakout and i always had very greasy and itchy scalp and my hair would shed.

    Interestingly enough, it also happened even if i only sexually fantasies and got aroused without touching myself.

    If i had real sex i had no problems.
  9. onceaking

    onceaking Fapstronaut

    No, you can still take aloe vera and masturbate.

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