I want to add something to my previous post.
What really differs man experience of sex from animal one?
For me the most essential difference is that man can assign a meaning to it, an animal never does it. We can see in this thread how different and various meanings can be associated with sex and I'm pretty sure that there are plenty of them which were not mentioned.
Even assuming that sex has no deeper meaning at all and is purely physiological phenomenon useful in releasing some tension is also based on some (very selectively chosen) scientific knowledge and has nothing to do with the pure, so called 'natural' worldview.
Nowadays this kind of thinking gains status of common sense and becomes a part of social conditioning as well. Through advertisments, movies, tv we receive the message that sex is essential to our happiness, our well-being and not having sex for some time means that you are a kind of outcast, dork or oaf. Which is of course completely untrue.
For me if you prefer lower quality pleasures like masturbation, casual sex and so on you simply miss the oportunity of experiencing something more exciting and demanding like building healthy, strong relationship.
The choice is always yours. Maybe for many people it's too difficult, they are too strongly conditioned to not fear that if they will not masturbate the sperm stored will eventually blow up their brains.
Last edited by moonlite; 08-02-2007 at 08:56 AM.