The classic kinds of askesis seemed not to do anything for me. In particular vegetarian diets seemed unhealthy.
The unhealthy is in indulgence and execces.
The gravest danger is not to masturbate for 30 seconds every other day, but it is, in particular for women, to go to the drunken parties and then go home with some fag, because that will lead to an emotional exhauastion where one is no longer able to have the sensitivity and sensations neccesary to bond in order to create a family.
There is nothing macho about being able to take such drunk sluts home with you from such a party. But you cant respect such a slut because you know, you are number 40 she goes home with,and that she is oblivious to the fact, that you migth create another human.
Sex is about the creation of humans, in fact, but modern people seem to have forgotten that, and thus they forget that the larger frame of the family and marriage is neccesary.
The ascesis migth was reasonable for hermits, as they had limited funds for food, and thus should not waste the seemen. Other people should just forget about those things and think about more important things.