Does Masturbation cause Acne?

Masturbation is a common sexual activity among people of different religious background, gender, age and races. It is a self-stimulation of the genitals to achieve sexual arousal and pleasure or orgasm at time. It is a natural and considered safer way to explore your body, feel pleasure and release built up pressure.

Does masturbation cause acne?
Does masturbation cause acne?

People masturbate in different ways just like touching one’s body for sexual pleasure is different for everyone. It is commonly done through self-touching, massaging or stroking the penis or clitoris to achieve orgasm. It is an activity few people feel comfortable to talk about yet many partake. Masturbation is considered a taboo in many parts of the world.

What causes pimples? Acne are quite common during puberty age due to many factors. Rise of sex hormones in both women (progesterone) and men (testosterone). This is a major contributing factor. Other causes include: skin type, age, skin disorders, medication side effects, allergic reaction etc.

Who masturbates?  Studies put 95% of males and 89% of females to have masturbated. Furthermore, the study concludes that, it is the most first sexual act experienced by youngest males and females and may continue to adulthood.

Why do people masturbate?

It is considered a healthy natural and safe way to practice self-love and improve one health. It has both positive and negative side effects. The practice is considered immoral, horrific, demonic and devious activity. Below are some positive and negative aspects:

Effects of masturbation

Positive effects of masturbation

It may benefit your mind and body relieve stress, pain and anxiety.

Disease prevention. Researchers believe that it can reduce chances of prostate cancer. LaMoregese says that men who ejaculate over five times per week decrease toxins level thereby reducing risk of prostate cancer by a third. In addition, it could help fight urinary tract infection in female through flushing out the cervix.

Negative effects of masturbation

Jacking off is a horrific, devious and demonic activity that any individual person can get involved to. It is very addictive action that you don’t want to be exposed to. Once you start jacking off, it indirectly changes your genetic composition which will ultimately affect your metabolism. This in turn will confuse your hormones and start sending messages to wrong places destroying crucial cells.

The negative effects include:
1. Decreases immune function.
2. Decreases work and school performance.
3. Leads to slow cognitive and social development.
4. Leads to difficulty in maintaining body temperature.
5. Decreases iron in the body.
6. Triger  great loss in zinc.
7. Causes lower back pain.
8. Causes pimples to appear on a skin, i.e. on a face, body (front and back).
9. Decreases brain performance.
10. Affects speech and body balance.
11. Feeling of shame and guilt that takes away your confidence by stealing your intelligence.
12. Changes walking patterns.

How does masturbation cause acne?

Does jacking off cause acne? This question might be running through your mind or you been asked. You have also heard masturbation causes infertility or hair on the palms of your hands. The good news is these are all myths.

However, masturbation do trigger acne although there is no published research linking masturbation to acne. Sebum is the main culprit especially when produced in excess. Sebum is supposed to carry out the dead skin cells to the skin surface.

When produced in excess it clogs your pores forming blackheads, pimples whiteheads, zits and cysts on your skin. The published studies only link hormones and acne especially the increased levels of androgen (male hormones like testosterone) and progesterone (female hormone).

Masturbation and acne
Masturbation and acne

Over masturbation or excessive sex causes excessive stress (dopamine adrenalin conversion) and excessive DHT (testosterone DHT conversion) that triggers acne breakout. The DHT hormones level is one of the known causes of acne. The liver enzyme 5- alpha reductase is known to convert testosterone to DHT.

Studies have shown that human beings with high androgen levels tend to experience severe acne outbreak. It also tells us that people with high androgen levels experience more sex drive. This may explain why those who are sexually active with their partners or themselves (masturbation) may have more acne symptoms.

Does masturbation lead to muscle loss? Testosterone is very important even if on the gym. It is one of the most important things men need to gain. Yes, masturbation do drain your testosterone on the body. It can also lead to:

  • Loss of muscle glycogen
  • Drain your energy
  • It is also catabolic or kill your gains “muscle destroying”.

Does acne really disappear if you reduce masturbation?

Yes, current research reveal direct link between sex hormones being converted to sex hormone metabolites. This may happen due to over-stimulation from sexual activities like masturbation. Generally, acne forms as a result of chemical imbalance on the body.

Masturbation deplete the body vital chemicals needed to prevent acne outbreak. Some effective acne treatment tends to balance the sex hormones especially those sexually exhausted patients with higher androstenedione, DHEAS (dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate) and salivary testosterone.

Balancing hormones in teenage men have enabled them recover from severe acne. They may also recover from problems like chronic fatigue, thinning hair, oily scalp and hair loss linked to overproduction of sex hormones (hyperandrogenism).

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1 thought on “Does Masturbation cause Acne?

  1. There is no scientific research, evidence supporting your inane assertions. Bear in mind that the effects of masturbation are no different than the effects of intercourse…pleasure is pleasure…a climax is a climax is a climax…your body doesn’t know the difference.

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