I have been reading around and have read a wide variety of mixed reports on how much is normal masturbation and what is considered healthy. I am 19 years old and masturbate 1-3 times a day. Approximately 2 months ago I engaged in a long distance relationship, it has been going smoothly however I have a great degree of sexual tension in regard to this. Prior to this relationship over masturbation wasn't an issue nor was I at all worried.
I have concerns over possible damage I am doing to myself, or have done in the last 2 months from my masturbation habits, as when I do see my partner I want it to be perfect. The other problem is the only outlet of sexual tension I get is through masturbation, often whilst she does too.
At 19 is 1-3 times a day considerably abnormal? Is there any permanent damage that could have been done?