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Maybe this is inappropriate or irrelevant to bring up, but I've always been curious to know how young male monks deal with sexual urges and hormones while respecting their vow of chastity? Are they allowed to masturbate, and if not, how do they deal with what are sometimes overwhelming urges in meditation? I suppose there are female monks who go through similar states? So far, I haven't seen or heard much about that aspect of monastic practice in my learning of Buddhism.