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will masturbation cause pimples in face for teenagers?

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Dr. Keith Ramsey
Adolescent Medicine 36 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.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 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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