John Harvey Kellogg (1852-1943): 'Masturbation results in general debility, unnatural pale eyes and forehead acne'

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... Masturbation results in general debility, unnatural pale eyes and forehead acne [122]. ...
Acne, also known as acne vulgaris (AV), is a long-term skin disease that occurs when hair follicles are clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin. It is characterized by blackheads or whiteheads, pimples, oily skin, and possible scarring. An intact stratum corneum and barrier, normal natural moisturizing factor and hyaluronic acid levels, normal Aquaporin-3 (AQP3) expression (localized at the basal lateral membranes of collecting duct cells in the kidney), and balanced sebum secretion are qualities of the skin that fall in the middle of the oily–dry spectrum. Patients rarely, if ever, complain about reduced sebum production, but elevated sebum production, yielding oily skin that can be a precursor to acne, is a common complaint. Several factors are known to influence sebum production. AV is mostly triggered by Propionibacterium acnes in adolescence, under the influence of normal circulating dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). It is a very common skin disorder which can present with inflammatory and noninflammatory lesions chiefly on the face but can also occur on the upper arms, trunk, and back. Age, in particular, has a significant and well-known impact, as sebum levels are usually low in childhood, rise in the middle-to-late teen years, and remain stable into the seventh and eighth decades until endogenous androgen synthesis dwindles. Sebum, the oily secretion of the sebaceous glands containing wax esters, sterol esters, cholesterol, di- and triglycerides, and squalene, imparts an oily quality to the skin and is well known to play an important role in acne development. Acne can’t be prevented or cured, but it can be treated effectively. The pimples and bumps heal slowly, and when one begins to go away, others seem to crop up. Depending on its severity, acne can cause emotional distress and scar the skin. Acne may cause scarring of the skin, but generally causes no long-term health problems. In self-body image, some parts of the body including face play an important role. Existence of even a minor lesion in this part may be unpleasant for the patient and seems large. This image can cause mental disorders including depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, and decrease in social relationships. However, high levels of anxiety and depression in patients with facial acne are not related to oxidative stress, according to a study published online in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
... Thus, any shame and guilt surrounding masturbation can be unhealthy for an individual's sexuality and overall well-being. Through the 19th century, masturbation has been linked with homosexuality (Oosterhuis, 2015), unhealthy physical symptoms such as weak back, convulsions, and acne; and one of the leading causes of tuberculosis, epilepsy, and memory loss (Rössner, 2006). More interestingly masturbation has been considered unsafe or improper for women in the 19th century, and they were given masturbation treatments by their doctors to help them get sexual release (Shpancer, 2010). ...
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Most of the academic research shows increased mental health issues among women due to growing societal stigma related to women exploring their own bodies in sexual ways such as masturbation Therefore, authors of this article discussed how counselor education programs, school counselors, and clinical mental health counselors can recognize the research-based benefits of masturbation among women and the cultural aspects that may reduce these benefits due to societal prohibitions against women’s sexuality, and promote sexual wellness in all clients.
... when females begin having a regular sex life their acne will be improved [81], [86]. Masturbation results in general debility, unnatural pale eyes and forehead acne [87]. ...
It has been suggested that about 20% of subjects undergoing weight-loss programmes can achieve a certain degree of long-term success. At present, surgery remains the only method resulting in long-term sustained weight loss, but access remains restricted. Hence it is important to analyse, in addition to pharmacotherapy, the methods to improve the effects of diet, exercise and behavioural modification. Since these techniques are less spectacular than others, there is a risk that their potential will be overlooked, in spite of the fact that they remain the main alternative for most subjects undergoing weight-loss therapy. This review summarizes realistic treatment alternatives and also provides data from a day care treatment, a strategy not much reported in the literature. This is a standard treatment modality for diabetes but less common in obesity treatment.
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