You'll never be able to be fully loved by someone else until you learn to love yourself. Properly and thoroughly. And often. Ish. Not too often. You don't want to get dehydrated.
Oh come on, everybody does it. It's efficient and easy and once you become a pro you can do it anywhere. Not that I would know or anything.
The long and the short of it is that sometimes you don't have a long or a short to work with, just your own hand.
Don't be sad about it. The plus side is that you get to be 100% selfish with your O. That's pretty legit. And don't forget: