"Moods are variable; having an addictive relationship with masturbation is like using the chemical release of orgasm as a drug to regulate one's mood. Having such an addiction, can get in the way of learning how to accept variations in moods or learning how to regulate moods in more healthful ways."
"Having sex with a partner is like finishing a drink some stranger left in a bar. Having sex with a partner is like eating the food someone left on their plate in a restaurant. You don't know what germs the other person has.
Masturbation is like cooking a dinner for yourself in your own home and being able to eat it while in front of the TV or looking out the window or doing whatever is you want to do."
"Masturbation is like tuning a radio-you don't know what frequencies you'll enjoy until you play with the knobs."
"I guess to me masturbation is like a eating a bowl full of celery. It's a lot of work that never leaves me satisfied."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.