There is little doubt that gentle intercourse without orgasm yields tremendous benefit to our health and our relationships. But what does healthy sex look like for a man without a partner? Marnia has explained the pitfalls of masturbation and the tendancy to escalate into unhealthy levels. She (and others) have also said that "we just need to find what is right for us". Well, that leaves a pretty large gap in understanding.
What do men do without partners? By definition, this means some form of masturbation. How does one masturbate without falling into the addictive cycle?
(full disclosure: I am married so DO have a partner, however, she does not allow me to have intercourse with her for a variety of reasons. This only leaves me altnernate bonding behavior or masturbation as options. This is why I am asking the questions about masturbation, because I do not have access to intercourse with my wife.)