I'm a 31yo male who discovered this website some months ago.
Since my early 20s, I've had a sneaking suspicion that orgasms do more than meets the eye. That led me to limit my orgasms to once a week until now, but after reading up on the science, I am wondering whether I should go all the way and stop all together.
Orgasm has some very direct after-effects on me, present in varying degrees. The orgasm itself is very powerful; it completely satiates my sexual desires, and is felt for several hours. However, afterwards, I pay the price. Sleep disturbances, restless legs, feeling empty are common effects. Until now, I've allowed myself the once-a-week release, because the effects seemed limited.
If I go without orgasms, my social life becomes better. I am less needy, more adventurous and more independent. The opposite is true if I am in a cycle with too many orgasms, without fail.
I'm currently single, and I think limiting masturbation is essential to my wellbeing. I don't have the scientific backup, but I'm pretty sure orgasms make your body go into "partner-mode", and that seems obviously self-defeating if there's no partner around.
That was just a few of the many thoughts I've had so far.
Can anyone relate?