Does masturbation cause pimples?

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You might have heard some things about masturbation, such as that it causes pimples, infertility, or hair on the palms of your hands. The good news is that these are all myths – masturbation won’t cause any of these things.

When you go through puberty, your body produces hormones that can cause too much oil or sebum to be made. Sebum is supposed to carry dead skin cells up to the surface of the skin, but when there’s too much of it, it clogs your pores (small openings in your skin) – leading to whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, and cysts.