Further evidence that jerking off with a buddy had nothing to do with sexual attraction happened in the military. Beyond the 40 dudes in basic training stroking off each night as soon as the Drill Instructor yelled "Lights out!" and slammed the room into pitch darkness. My first assignment brought a new awareness walking in on the first barracks mate, lying naked on his bunk, flipping through a porn magazine, and stroking away. A few weeks later the guy invited me to my first circle jerk.
Sunbathing nude on the roof of the barracks further solidified the thought process for me. There was even a couple of old mattresses leaning against the facade, covered in tarps to protect from rain. It was a popular place in summer months. It was common to find at least one other guy up there. Eventually, someone would pop wood and start stroking.
I also found a place out in the desert between the barracks and the base golf course while taking a nude hike. A mound of huge boulders, the top was a perfect place to lie down in the sun. And, of course, the boner would pop up. Two guys stumbled upon me one day and we had a great time. One became a regular jack bud.
Masturbation is such a common activity. There's no reason anyone should have to deny they do it and enjoy it. Alone