I wouldn’t support easy mode at ALL.
The easiest mode, is to leave this community and lifestyle entirely. We’re not here for easy, we’re here to transform and improve our lives for the better and reach our full potential.
Forget masturbation, the world outside is saying daily that pornography is good for us and promotes sexual health and freedom.
Have couples therapists stopped prescribing pornography to married couples struggling with marital problems yet?
Let us not forget that less than 100 years ago, they were telling us that cigarettes were GOOD for you, and 9/10 doctors were promoting it and smoked themselves.
Masturbation may not be as psychologically damaging as pornography is, but you are still engaging in a destructive, addictive behaviour. You are training your body to experience more pleasure from your hand than a actual human partner. Sexual activity is an act of love, and this action subtracts from that experience. You are using this habit as a substitute for stress relief rather than experiencing your emotions fully and meeting your problems head on.
And I add, you are here because you are an addict. Even the articles from doctors praising the supposed plethora of benefits masturbation provide always add that excessive masturbation is a PROBLEM which leads to depression and decreased ability to have good relationships. Don’t think that because you’ve left vodka behind that you’ll be fine with one pint of beer. You won’t masturbate once a month.
Personally, I’m not interested in semen retention. I don’t know much about it besides posts I’ve seen here and on Reddit, and what I’ve heard sounds strange to me in the least. But I think about our semen in this way, that is our GOD-given, life-generating energy. It literally has the power to bring another being into this world. That’s not a small matter, and it shouldn’t be wasted or belittled. One ejaculation carries around 8,500TB of DNA information. My home PC has around 2TB of storage. I wouldn’t flush my hard drive down the toilet.
Everyone’s journey is different, and we’re all free to make our own choices, but I wouldn’t choose easy mode. Hard mode may be hard, but it gets much easier, and you’ll thank yourself for it as you see your life improve.