Nowadays, people are quite used to sexting, making sexual conversations by phone or cams, or using live chat sessions.
The sacred jack-off: taking masturbation to a whole new weird level I was talking to a married friend recently, and she was all, "Look, it's cool that so many people are exploring forms of polyamory, but... " "No." "Is it cause you don't want to or cause you don't have time alone? There've been times when I wanted to just rub one out." "Rub one out." The casual nature of that slang phrase really made me realize something else. Sex with your partner as a "means to an end" for that release of sexual energy is a lot more complicated emotionally than masturbation. So I guess in summary, masturbation is for me an activity no less legitimate than staying up late to watch a movie.
I can't expect our sex drives to match up all the time — we have to be in the mood at the same time. Good sex is, I think, more of a mental thing than a physical thing — and being turned on doesn't wait for anyone.