Had Google existed in the Victorian era, commoners would have undoubtedly searched " Will masturbating leaveth me blind? The heavily debated topic has already racked up a whopping , search results, so we'll get straight to the answer: hell no. No matter what Sigmund Freud or 19th-century philosophers have said, masturbating won't drive you insane, lead to memory loss, change the world as we know it, or curse your skin with a constellation of pimples. How did this urban legend start, then, you wonder? It's a big leap that completely underestimates the complexity of this chronic inflammatory skin disease. In a world where acne affects 50 million people , there are a number of far more concrete reasons behind your most recent breakout — like forgetting to wash your face at night or just going through puberty.
Q. Is there a connection between acne...
Does Masturbation Cause Acne?
Acne vulgaris, commonly referred to as acne, is a chronic inflammation of the skin that occurs most often during adolescence but can occur off and on throughout life. While acne is usually more severe during adolescence, it is often less socially acceptable to people in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. The skin eruptions most often appear on the face, chest, back and upper arms and are more common in males than females. Most cases of acne respond well to treatment and will likely improve once adolescence is over. Even with adequate treatment, acne will tend to flare up from time to time. Permanent scarring is one of the most serious consequences of acne.
Can Masturbating Cause Acne Breakouts
While frequenting various different online acne support groups, I couldnt help but notice the numerous accounts of people mostly male stating the connection between masturbation, sex and acne. Its easy to dismiss one or two people, but when such a large percentage of people are swearing that this is the case for them, it becomes difficult to ignore. Does masturbation and sex really contribute to the acne problem in men? I set out to research this topic and was surprisingly unable find any scientifically conducted studies that even looked into this phenomenon. And additionally, found very little generic scientific literature.
Back to Acne. Acne is caused when tiny holes in the skin, known as hair follicles, become blocked. Sebaceous glands are tiny glands found near the surface of your skin. The glands are attached to hair follicles, which are small holes in your skin that an individual hair grows out of.