Male androgens, after all, are responsible for end reactions in the acne formation cycle.
So, the topic of masturbation causing acne is something that I have found comes up frequently around the internet – mostly in the form of studies that say ‘no, there is absolutely no correlation’ juxtoposed against guys who swear up and down that masturbating causes them to break out.
Ladies, I will say right now – I have never heard/read of any females finding that masturbation causes acne, so you can breathe easy as this does seem to be mostly a male problem. anyway, back to the question, does masturbation cause acne in males?
Well, to be honest, I would say no – masturbation does not “cause” acne.
Acne is a manifestation of underlying issues – gut problems and nutritional deficiencies, if you want my opinion. However, once you’ve got that going on (and most do to degree), people seem to have about a bajillion different things that can trigger their acne.
For example, one person’s major trigger may be stress, for others, it’s a particular food.
Or maybe it’s fluoride in the water supply, blood sugar swings, or your chemical cleanser that is irritating the heck out of your skin.
Unfortunately for some guys out there, sex and masturbation may also be one of them.
This will not be true for every male, but judging by real people’s experiences and not the studies (I prefer real people’s experiences), there may be a link here. I’m a 20 years old male, and I found out that masturbation CAN cause very severe acne.
For example, I got this email from someone yesterday: Hi Tracy! I was on paleo diet, threw away the cosmetics, etc.