Alan Watts had some unconventional and controversial views on masturbation, which he expressed in his lectures and writings. He believed that masturbation, like any other form of sexual activity, should be approached with a sense of mindfulness and awareness.

He argued that masturbation was not inherently good or bad, but rather that it depended on the intention and attitude of the individual. He believed that masturbation could be a healthy and natural way to explore one’s sexuality and to experience pleasure, as long as it was not done compulsively or in a way that caused harm to oneself or others.