A wank? Yeah, that's magical and powerful, all right. Gentlemen, that includes all of us, the existance and prevelance of masterbation (You know, wank does sound better) is evidence of the true nature of the sexual imperative. Men, unable to surpress this imperative, rationalize it with trappings of pride, accomplishment and power. That, which, we can not control, becomes a badge of honor and status. ("Me, pay for sex? Hell, they pay me.")
In less sophisticated but more self aware societies, men recognise their sexual needs as natural and normal. They use the services of prostitutes without shame, apolgy or loss of standing in the male clubhouse. They understand that sexual needs are as natural as hunger or thirst and, even, more fun to slake.
Is sex an expression of love? Of course it is, but so is conversation, shared dinners, shared plans and every other intimacy you can think of. If one is in a committed relationship, one limits most outside intimacies but, for the poor single guy, hookers are a time honored diversion.