Anxiety or stress is one of the great disorders of our time. Labeling them as a disease is not something to be done lightly. We all go through these situations due to multiple factors. They are nothing more than a reflection of fear, an ancestral sensation of every human being, and of most species. Fear corresponds to prudence, and is key to survival.
However, situations of anxiety or stress become chronic in humans, unlike in the animal kingdom. The latter have a life ordered by instincts based on feeding, procreating and escaping from dangers. Sex, mating, is part of a pleasurable routine that acts as an escape valve from situations of fear and danger.
Humans, however, are sometimes trapped in routines of work, stress, anguish, which act as a permanent cage from which we cannot escape. If we do not have the escape valve of sex, these situations become chronic.
Many times we are faced with a real fish that bites its own tail. To put it in the local language…we don’t fuck because we are stressed, and this prevents us from having sex. The situation should be different…let’s go to fuck because that way we evade, we forget about the problems and tomorrow will be another day. It is not such a difficult and complicated plan. It’s even free. To seek pleasurable and relaxing sensations that help us to control anxiety, we do not need a partner. Masturbation is healthy. Most mammals do this. It helps to keep our reproductive organs lubricated, and produces a release of dopamine and oxytocin that relaxes us. Psychiatrists prescribe us a multitude of drugs to produce the same effect, to relax us, and to isolate us from our worries.