Mindhacks is a fascinating blog, even if half of what it posted there is over my head.
While the article goes on to discuss some of the critiques of this experiment, I can just say from experience that this just isn’t right. They’re different, sure, but solo orgasms can feel better than partnered ones and vice versa.
It seems like everyone wants to treat masturbation as a weak substitute for sex and not the self-loving healthy, wonderful act that it is. Your body and your sexuality are yours. Explore them!