I haven't written about masturbation for at least four years. Where does the time go? Down the drain, I say down the drain. Seriously, for any man (I can't speak for women's sexuality) wishing to maintain a celibate lifestyle, regularly scheduled masturbation I would say once a week is wise. As a fascinating exercise in how gross( vs.?refined) the pleasure of orgasm is try it without additional fantasizing just as a physical release for the body's health and to prevent built up lust just as defecation prevent other kinds of unhealthy buildups. Seems absolutely sensible.
I think the real danger is pornography, it's pornography that stirs up and defiles the mind and leads to unwise pre-occupations, not masturbation. And that can include sexual fantasies which are often just echoes of pornography. So look at the pornography/fantasies not the physical act of masturbation which is not that different from defecation. I haven't read the thread so I don't know if people are advocating that young men abstain completely from masturbation but if you are it's absolutely insane and irresponsible, in my opinion. prostate suffers, increases risk of cancer, lust builds up, Mara lurks eaiting for a chance to sell some pleasures which actually burn but seem great at the time because the mind has been allowed to sink in their direction. "Keep the mind upright, have a wank every fortnight." Quotation marks unnecessary since I just made it up.
Have a poop, have a wank, have a pee
and live life wholesomely.
Sing along with me
Have a poop have a wank have a pee
P.S do you know how the Buddha talked about eating to satisfy the body's needs and get rid of a bad feeling without creating a new feeling, the same could be said of masturbation.
Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)