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Mistress Maeve

Dear Mistress Maeve,

I'm sure you get this one a lot, but what is a good way to stop the habit of masturbation? I have been told that it does no harm to the body and that it's fine to be doing it as much as I want. However, I would still like to stop for reasons of my own. Do you have any tricks to break the habit? I'm not religious, so no luck there, and I've tried all sorts of other ways. Could I get a little help here?

Signed,

Beat It

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Dear Beat It,

Actually, I don't get this question a lot - and, frankly, I'm struggling to grasp why you'd want to deprive yourself of one of life's greatest joys. As long as you're not missing work or other obligations to jerk off, and as long as you're not consistently choosing masturbation over having sex with a partner, there's no reason to quit. In fact, getting off is a proven stress reliever for both men and women, and some studies point to masturbation as a means of keeping men's prostates healthy.

So what's with the angst? Are you afraid of getting caught? Did something awful happen to you in childhood that now makes whacking off emotionally destructive? If you have some deep-rooted issues about masturbation, I highly recommend seeing a therapist. Our bodies want to orgasm, and I'm afraid you'll have a miserable existence if you live the rest of your days trying to avoid dates with Pamela Handerson.

Handling It,

MM

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Mistress Maeve wrote a weekly advice column on love and lust from September 2007 until January 2014.

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