...possibly further confirming the theory in Peace Between The Sheets.
Since a few months I have a very long-distance relationship (VLDR) with a woman. After getting to know her on a dating website we exchanged emails and chatted for a couple of months, then we met for a short period. During our time together each of us felt that it was worth getting into a relationship and so we did. After that I went back and we have been emailing and chatting for another 4 months now.
Now, I have been addicted to masturbation (but not porn) for a long time but have been trying to control that after discovering Reuniting. I have had mixed successes with that but keep trying.
In these months of VLDR I have clearly noticed how, when I do not masturbate, my affection and love for my girlfriend increases. I can see that in the way I write to her as well as a very nice overflowing feeling of love tangibly felt in the area of the heart.
But after masturbating there is a drastic change in that, the feeling of love (albeit still there) gets less and the way I write to her changes, too. I sort of become more aloof, and that is reflected in my writing.
And yes, after about 2 weeks of not masturbating things change back again.
I find that interesting in particular because this specific scenario shows how masturbation affects me. Limited other factors come into play because of the fact that we are so far away.