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sir, it's true that ejaculation due masturbation or sex is the cause for acne or pimples on face?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Hormones and youth: Masturbation, which is a normal and common part of the human experience is not the cause of acne or pimples. But, the hormones that lead you to growing up, and maturing you into a young adult cause fluctuations in your skin and in the oil and other glandular activities in your body. The desire for sex is part of that but sex itself is not to blame for this common skin malady.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: It would be difficult to find a control group, but this is something that was made up to frighten young men. Enjoying your body won't make you pimply, short, stupid, hairy, smooth, an unfit husband / father, mentally ill, blind, or unspiritual. It prepares you for adult life. Why not think about that one special person in your future, instead of internet trash? Best wishes.

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A 27-year-old female asked:

How likely is it for a man to contract chlamydia by receiving oral sex from a woman?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mouth to penis CPR?: It is unlikely to transmit chlamydia unless the woman's mouth is already infected. In that case, it could produce a reaction(cpr). The mouth is rife with bacteria as opposed to the "cleaner" vagina, so before one "biblically knows" a partner, it is a great idea to know your partner well and remain monogamous.

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