The man is encouraged to masturbate alone. He is left in private to masturbate with dry hands. The man is encouraged to masturbate almost to the point of ejaculation and then stop. He should do this three times. On the fourth time, he is permitted to ejaculate. After he has achieved this measure of control, he can try masturbating with a wet hand, which will feel more like the inside of a vagina. He is encouraged to do the stop-start technique as before. Obviously, this technique could be adopted by a man who does not seek treatment from a therapist. But because there are often psychological difficulties as well as behavioral and mechanical ones, most men will benefit more from seeking treatment rather than using the stop-start technique on their own.