What do you think about complete celibacy (including desisting from pleasuring oneself) as a strategy for effectiveness and productivity? Seeking and maintaining a partner exhaust a substantial amount of time, money, cognitive concentration and bodily energy. Pleasuring oneself, too, exhaust a substantial amount of time, cognitive concentration and bodily energy. If you think that costs you too much psychologically as you are in a constant state of craving, you can try surgical or chemical methods to reduce testosterone, such as finasteride. According to an axiological view known as ‘antifrustrationism’, you are not worse off not having a desire that would be fulfilled if existed, while you are worse off having a desire that is frustrated. In general, it seems better off not having a desire at all in the first place, especially of frivolous nature such as sexual one.

What do you think about complete celibacy (including desisting from pleasuring oneself) as a strategy for effectiveness and productivity?