Things masturbation causes: happiness, satisfaction, amazing orgasms. And now, some people on the internet are apparently claiming that it causes acne, too. I dialed up a derm to get all the tea on this thought-provoking sex-turned-skincare dilemma. What's embarrassment? Hello, I tried pube oil!
There are a lot of myths and misconceptions around masturbation , including how the act affects your skin. Its effect on hormone levels is only tangentially-related to acne development. Puberty is usually the onset of both acne and first experiences with masturbation. During puberty, your body produces more testosterone and other androgens.