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A 35-year-old member asked:

Will masturbation cause pimples in face for teenagers?

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Dr. Keith Ramsey
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine 37 years experience
No: Acne is inherited. It is also caused by hormone changes related to puberty and plugging of skin pores. Masturbation has no effect on acne.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
No: Essentially every male and a majority of female teens enjoy their bodies when they're alone. It won't make you pimply, short, stupid, hairy, smooth, bald, infertile, insensitive to others, an unfit parent / partner, impotent, or unspiritual. It helps you stay comfortable so you can do other things, and prepares you for adult roles.
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