I'm sure that my viewpoint will be opposed on this thread, but here goes... I am trying to give up masturbation. Why? For a few reasons. The first (and biggest) reason is that it helps me to focus all of my sexual energy on my fiance, and not on my own self-pleasure. Having an orgasm is something that I want to experience only with her, and not by myself. It seems just...not normal to have an orgasm with myself. It's like having sex by myself. The second reason is that, when I don't masturbate, I notice that my erections are stronger and they last longer when it comes to having sex with my fiance. I almost feel as if I'd be cheating my fiance out of more pleasure if I masturbate when I'm not with her. She would enjoy a less-erect penis and I wouldn't last as long...not to mention my drive for her would be through the roof if I didn't masturbate, which would make her feel greatly desired. Does anyone else see what I'm saying? I honestly think that masturbation isn't the greatest thing for those of us who are in committed relationships.