The answer to Does masturbation cause acne?
depends on your age, how old you are, what kind of body you have and many other factors. If you’re younger than 18 years old then it’s probably not going to do anything for you. You may or may not get acne from masturbating though.
If you’re older than 18 years old then yes, it could possibly cause acne if done regularly enough (and I don’t mean once every few months).
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term “regularly” masturbation, let me explain. A person usually masturbates once or twice a week at most.
Most men don’t go overboard and ejaculate multiple times in one session; they’ll only ejaculate once or twice. Some guys will even avoid ejaculating altogether and just enjoy watching themselves climax.
Some guys don’t bother with all this and still want to prevent acne. They’ll masturbate once or twice a month, but they won’t use any sort of protection.
That means they’re basically doing something similar to someone who uses birth control pills. Birth control pills contain hormones which can interfere with testosterone production in the body causing acne in some cases.
If you’re wondering if it’s the ejaculation with or without a masturbation that causes acne, it’s the actual ejaculation (or lack there of) that causes acne. A guy can rub his genitals on whatever with or without an ejaculation and he probably won’t break out.
No. It won’t cause cystic acne and it shouldn’t cause blackheads.
No, you shouldn’t notice any difference at all. Unless you already prone to side effects of taking testosterone, which is very unlikely.
Yes it’s possible. it’s no different than a girl getting pimples from her period or using birth control pills.
if your body produces too much oil it can cause pimples to form. and since as far as we know only guys produce testosterone it seems that it would cause pimples for us as well. that’s just my opinion though.
No. Acne is brought on by testosterone, which men produce and women do not.
Tried that. Didn’t work.
It actually made it worse.
You shouldn’t notice any difference. If you have problems with excessive masturbation, I suggest going to see a doctor about it right away.
Your hormones could be out of balance or something else might be going on. If it’s just pimples, then you shouldn’t have to worry about anything and you can try not masturbating for awhile to see if it clears up.
Personally, I don’t think it will help. If you’re prone to acne, then I doubt stopping your masturbation will make a difference.
I’m pretty sure the reason you’re getting pimples is because over-exposure to testosterone is causing it.
You are right in that regard, but all males produce the hormones that cause acne and only some males get pimples. Some males can produce a lot of testosterone (athletes) and still not get pimples at all.
Others can produce a little testosterone and still get pimples. It’s really just genetics in most cases and no way to prevent it.
I’ve tried that too, but it didn’t help at all, in fact it made things worse for me.
If you’re worried about your acne, I suggest going to see a dermatologist (skin doctor). They can give you medication to help calm your skin down.
They can also give you meds to help with redness and reduce the size of your pores so future pimples won’t be as bad.
If you’re worried about hair loss, I suggest going to see a endocrinologist (hormone doctor). They can give you medication to help regrow your hair.
I have friends that have taken this route and it’s worked very well for them. (They took it because of a medical condition, but it can also help with hair loss in general which is common in guys as they age)
If you’re worried about your voice getting higher, I suggest seeing an otolaryngologist (ear nose and throat doctor). They can give you medication to help lower it again.
Several famous singers have used this practice to become famous so if it works for them, it can probably work for you as well. (Although I don’t know how you’d explain it to everyone if it does work since you’ll have a lot of explaining to do)
This website isn’t going to give you medical advice and as I said, the best thing to do is see a professional about this. This website is purely for entertainment purposes only and takes no responsibility if you suffer any ill effects from acting on anything you read here.
You should also talk to your parents or any other adult you can trust about this as well. It sounds like this has been a concern of yours for awhile and if you’re really worried about it, the earlier you do something about it the better (and obviously you’re no stranger to this website so I think it’s obvious you have at least some interest in these sorts of things).
I wish you the best whatever you decide to do.
~A Friendly Stranger
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