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I too find @Jeffrey points very helpful, useful and compassionate/realistic.
As well as celibacy, masturbation and prostitution, we might consider the online sex phenomena ... and perhaps the future of robot partners.
Incidentally asking celibates for help on sexuality is like asking an anorexic for gateaux baking recommendations ...
Human sexuality. Fun!
Is this accomplished through meditation, or more through cultivating paramitas, good sila, etc? I mean from a Theravada POV ...
From Theravada POV all the methods and more, that you suggest. In Theravada:
Lotus festival - yeah! Wot no pics?
@Shoshin - Pah!
Better to not engage the mouth, without engaging the mind first. Pah again!
... and now back to Mx Very Angry with knobs on ...
(too wikid?) ... ah well, better solutions always welcome ...
"Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion."
I think I might trade in my iPada for a dhammaPada