Summary: Severely dieting while trying to avoid orgasms can give you the advantage of a low sex drive (i.e. less temptation to overcome.)
So I recently purchased--and devoured--Cupid's Poisoned Arrow, and I'm beginning my own experiment with abstaining from orgasms and masturbation (no partner.) At the same time, I am also experimenting with a severely calorie-restricted diet. I have very little work right now, so I have the luxury of allowing myself the subsequent drop in energy.
I actually started my diet almost two weeks ago, and the drop in my sex drive was immediate. Unfortunately, after a week (longer than I've done in years) I felt the uncomfortable itch of excess...it wasn't even general horniness. I finally succumbed to masturbation, not even enjoying it [sad face], and promptly resumed my old habits for 4-5 days.
Now that I've finished the book, I've started abstaining again AND keeping a detailed journal (e.g. of when I felt aroused and what triggered it.) I'm still on the extreme diet, so it should be easy again (although in my experience the first 2-5 days are the hardest...no pun intended.)
I'm really, really excited about this journey on which I've begun to embark, and I look forward to giving updates on my new energy and outlook after, say, two, three, or four weeks.