“Are there benefits from not masturbating and abstaining from sex like masturbating without ejaculating?”
Thank you for your question. Abstaining from sex and masturbating without ejaculating are quite different. In the former, there is an absence of solo or paired sexual stimulation or a period of not exercising the brain-genitalia connection resulting in the loss of production of sexual energy, the endocrine response associated with sexual exercise, and the related psychological and physiological benefits. Masturbating without ejaculating is sexual continence. It has all the above mentioned benefits of sexual activity while retaining and absorbing semen: a veritable innate pharmacy constantly providing a most potent and pure supply of sugars, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, aminoacids, enzymes, and hormones direct into the bloodstream, reaching all parts of the body, but especially the brain, whose diet requires many ingredients shared by semen. 

On February 16, 2018 at 9:15 AM Charles Perry wrote:

Hi Dr. Kolb,

Are there benefits from not masturbating and abstaining from sex like masturbating without ejaculating?

Thanks,