selfassembled wrote:Try it and find out. There are reputable papers proving it decreases sperm count, testosterone levels, testosterone reception, and increases estrogen reception. Many of these effects act directly on our brains and muscles. I have been shaving twice as often since I stopped, the clearest example of things, I also gained a bit of weight (I've always been underweight.) As for performance in bed, I get erections whenever I hear my girlfriend's voice now, it translates well to bed.
Ok, so what I'm writing below is slightly TMI, but...
I didn't masturbate until I turned 18, and I can easily say that I was far more stressed then than I am now. (And there's much more going on in my life now
) As for testosterone and all that, *looks at his body hair* yeah, I think I'm fine. Not to mention that if I don't masturbate for a few days, I'll just have a wet dream to get the stuff out. Of course, I can see the wisdom in not masturbating ten minutes before having sex, but for most healthy young guys there shouldn't be much of a problem otherwise.
Not saying it's harmful to try to abstain from masturbating, but beside it being generally accepted as a healthy thing, I don't really see the point.