I notice that, if I masturbate with my girlfriend present or even on the phone with her I do not feel guilty.Thus my reason for guilt is because I feel it is being selfish and is kinda like I'm cheating on her.
Naturally anything that becomes an addiction is a problem. As long as it doesn't interfere with normal sex with a partner or become an addiction - it's normal to do it.
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Shangrala What you are going through is normal for a lot of people when they masturbate with out knowing how they really feel about it.... There is nothing wrong with it as long as it doesn't seriously affect your life in some way.
I suggest that you ask your self why you are feeling guilty and if the reason is due to religion or the opinion of another then I say let your self off the hook and enjoy... There should be no shame with an occasional satisfying of a natural part of the human function. I find it does help stress but, like you find myself feeling guilty.
It's a naturaly urge to go for it....so, why condone yourself for attending to something so natural?