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Both partnered sex and masturbation tend to lead to orgasms, so does that make them interchangeable?

If someone in a relationship masturbates, does that mean that they are dissatisfied with their partner?

These questions come up in my office, with sometimes strong opinions and hurt feelings. If someone has the belief that partnered sex and masturbation are indeed equivalent, then it makes sense that engaging in solo activities would be seen as some sort of a (negative) comment on a couple’s shared sex life. After all, why would you do this by yourself if you could do it with your partner?
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