There's nothing wrong with masturbation in a relationship. The main source of conflict is when masturbation begins to take away from the intimacy of the relationship. The vast majority of couples continue to masturbate, perhaps not as frequently as they did when they were single, but they often still do it. Masturbation and couples sex are both a sexual release, but they fill different needs. Masturbation is about communing with you and couples sex is about communing with someone else.
In addition, using sexual stimulus tools such as porn, vibrators, etc. are also something that can enhance masturbation. To read more about this, see our article "Vibrators are for Women as Porn is for Men."
Ejaculatory Control: You might be interested to know that to learn ejaculatory control; sex therapists typically recommend... you guessed it - masturbation. Men can masturbate to practice their control and to identify what it feels like to approach their point of no return when ejaculation feels inevitable. So if you want to start learning control, practice while you masturbate: Approach your point of no return, then stimulate yourself less so you back away from it, then approach and back off repeatedly. That should help you learn control.
Increased Sex Drive: Believe it or not, masturbation helps to increase sex drive as it provides blood flow to the genitals and thus allows for a healthier vagina. Anxiety and stress greatly reduce the sex drive, using masturbation to relax and release, the body will certainly crave more of the same rather than less.
Better Sex: Also, women often find it more difficult to orgasm and masturbating affords women the opportunity to learn what pleasures them, which can be communicated to a partner during sex play, thus making their sex lives richer as well. Often women say that masturbation causes longer, more intense orgasms than they can experience during lovemaking.
Easier Menstruation: Many women report that it helps ease menstrual cramps.
Release & Health
Rich & Creative Imagination
This allows you to explore sides of your sexuality that may be taboo to your partner or embarrassing to you.
There is no risk of disease, pregnancy or emotional trauma from masturbation.
Masturbation sessions allow you to be less inhibited than you would with a partner, be more creative and know your own body better so that you can better communicate your desires with them..
Masturbation has been erroneously blamed for a host of human ills, including: