All, I'm trying to piece together some things in my past life and how I got to the point where I am today. I have a theory that when you masturbate daily as a habit to fantasy or porn, when you encounter real women, you typically aren't "manly", but rather you're bound to behave in such a way that lands you in the dreaded "friends zone". First off, my theory can be wrong, but let's say I'm right. I believe that with frequent masturbation, it takes the edge off of any sexual pursuit of a woman, and the women you do encounter will naturally see you as a friend because she senses that "it's not sexual". Has anyone been in a situation where they make good friends with women all the time but it never goes anywhere sexually? This happened to me frequently when I was younger, and I'm starting to think that my solitary habit created the situation. BTW, IMHO, there is nothing wrong with having female friends. It's when 100% of encounters with women are non-sexual friend types that might not be normal. For some reason, the words just didn't flow in this post, but I wanted to get the conversation started at least.