Slate Writer Concocts Convenient Reason For "Pro-Life" Male MasturbationMegan Carpentier7/08/09 1:00pmFiled to: Monkey/barsSaletan masturbationCatholicSpermMasturbationonanism98EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkOur favorite Slate writer, William Saletan, is a reasonable guy. He just wants to masturbate without the soul-crushing guilt associated with disobeying the will of God. As such, he's got a plan to make choking the chicken right with God.AdvertisementSaletan (no, that is not him at left) knows that God struck down Onan for spilling his seed upon the sand instead of his wife, and every Christian faith strictly forbids masturbation as a sexual act not involved in reproduction. But in between spank-the-monkey sessions, Saletan found this study by Australian scientist David Greening, which suggests that daily ejaculation can reduce the number of damaged sperm and improve sperm motility, both of which are key to conception.Now, some men will (and have) say that this news means men should tell their wives to put out more — you know, the Dennis Prager school of "thought." But, as I said, Saletan's a more reasonable guy.