It's a good article that addresses the psychological states that can underlie, cause and perpetuate masturbation. However I was a little disappointed that the article did not go into how one gets out of being a compulsive masturbator. One thing I've always noticed is that there is not much help out there, just a bunch of problems people SAY underlie masturbation, but no concrete solutions, and no lasting success stories either from what I've read at this website from which one could draw an example.
The problems brought up seem so integral to one's being that I don't think they are problems that one solves under self-direction. So what to do? In my experiences the majority of priests are much too cowardly to address this issue from the pulpit, and even in private, whether that be in the confessional or in a meeting, most priests don't want to talk about this issue. I guess that makes sense, but you'd think that priests would be able to grow up about this and talk about it like an adult instead of a giggling shy teenager. I guess the other route one could take to seek help for this vice and the deep psychological wounds that can underlie it would be counseling, however that is usually prohibitively expensive, and as well, if one studies the history of it, one sees that psychiatry is a joke and a pseudo-science.
This seems to be a growing problem that nobody is winning, and within the church (since this is a catholic website) priests seem to be much too cowardly to mention anything about it to their flock, who instead take their cues from the world around them and become trapped in this vice. I mean take these sermons by St. Alphonsus Ligouri (pdf) and compare it to the utter lack of mention about the vice of impurity coming from the pulpits to the faithful. There's definitely a spirit of wordliness begetting cowardliness in play here.
Thoughts on article?