It's a really amazing thread... For me as a woman reading experiences of young men, who couldn't bear the living without doing it at least once a day it's truly shocking.
Of course I've heard before that male drive is so strong that he can even have sex (if you can still call it sex) with a dead body. But it's a huge difference to hear some tales and to hear about some real life experience.
IMHO what makes it the real challenge is the contemporary culture which simply sinks you in erotic stimuli. An average woman walks the streets barely naked in the summer, from almost every billboard or magazine pictures of luscious women force you to think about it and it can make you really oversexed especially when you are young and less consciously selective in your perception.
Now I can better understand what is the cost of this influence on men.
For me it's obvious, and it's not my personal opinion that masturbation is simply a drug. The release of endorphins after an orgasm is a well-known fact.
And it's much easier to attain than after exercise... It's also well-known that you can get addicted to it and that activity can be compulsive serving as a main defence against an unconscious fear. It's usually an escape and it's the opposite of facing reality and coping with the truth.
So I wish all of you a good luck with this quest. I think it's worth the effort if only you are ready to accept the truth which will be revealed.