I'm loving the articles as I peruse the archives of MEL magazine.
Guys masturbate for all sorts of reasons. One is to reduce anxiety and stress. And, the workplace is full of it. Stress that is. And, evidently, guys jacking off in the men's room stalls or, sometimes, even standing at a urinal.
"Masturbating at work is a “great way to relieve stress and tension,” a psychology prof at Nottingham Trent University said recently, not to mention a “great self-motivational reward.” A 2015 survey from Time Out that found that some 40 percent of New Yorkers masturbate on the job keeps recirculating on the internet, as does a 2012 survey from Glamour that put that figure closer to 31 percent. Either way, look around the office: Easily a third to nearly a half of the people you’re grabbing coffee next to in the break room are devoting some amount of their work day to stroking it. Should you be one of them?"
The anxiety before having to do a major presentation used to make me a wreck. My solution was to hit the men's room and "stroke one out." The release of Seratonin washing through my body as I ejaculated would calm me, relax the muscles in my shoulders - not to mention the pit of my stomach. I'd be able to present my project without the accompanying nerves making the laser pointer wobble.
If masturbation is getting to be a readily admissible activity
and stroking one out at the workplace is pretty common, I'm not sure it's something we guys should have to hide anymore.
But Tracy Moore has some things he says you should think about: