below is a link to an interesting documentary about two individuals who find it extremely difficult to give up their (evil) masturbating habit (one of them has been doing it since the age of seven!) and as a result are seeing the consequences of this unlawful act so they decide to visit a specialist in hope of giving up masturbation.
both of them are gay and one of them uses a dildo as well as masturbates. the other one goes to a reverend seeking his advice about his problem but what's funny is that because the reverend says homosexuality is a sin (in Islam also) he cuts off his connection with him and decides to go to a native indian-american medicine dude who shows him some wierd ways of stopping masturbation. what will surprise you is these two guys masturbate 12-15 times a day...a'uthubillah!
if you watch this you will appreciate the beautiful advice of the prophet (peace be upon him) given to us more than 1400 years ago (e.g getting married or if that's not possible then fasting, keeping yourself busy because once you're unoccupied you're more prone to sinning etc.) which both don't seem to consider as an option; Islam without a doubt has the best solution to every problem, big and small, until the Day of Judgement.
i think this is a really important issue that seems to be brushed under the carpet and information like this is not really accessible to the youth. personally i have come across people that talk about masturbating as if there's nothing wrong with doing it and unfortunately are unaware of it's countless harms.
also there's a link to a site that contains an article of immense benefit on this matter (it's at the bottom under the sects heading) and inshaa'Allaah will be a first step for those involved in masturbation to give it up. of course if you don't fall under this category it's still of some benefit. please leave some comments and tell me what you think AFTER you have finished watching all five parts (10 minutes each). the beginning bit may be a little disturbing but besides that the rest seems to be ok.
by the way please avoid the other inappropriate related videos in the link directly above...fear Allaah!
additionally there's an interesting lecture on the subconcious mind i'm sure you will find interesting: