Not only is masturbation good for you (healthy, normal) but it can actually assist in a relationship.
Active solo sex life has been linked to:
- Boosted mood
- Reduced stress
- Improved self-image.
In terms of a relationship, it can be accurate that sex begets more sex. If you are in the habit of masturbating while in a relationship, it can lead to being comfortable with sex and it can lead to wanting to share your sex life with your partner. Masturbation and pornography can lead to an inquisitive nature and an excitement in the expansive attitude to sex.
It does not always and necessarily follow that those who masturbate are troubled, or Addicted to pleasuring their own bodies.