A couple of people mentioned squeezing the tip of the penis to keep the semen from ejaculating. Please note that JackinWorld considers any technique that prevents the semen from leaving the body as unsafe. If you use this technique, don't do it anymore.
I sometimes use my left hand to gently press on my abdomen right above where my penis connects to my body. When I ejaculate, this makes it much more intense.
- age 24, Indiana
I like to pull on my scrotum with the thumb and forefinger, to tighten the skin around my penis as I pump.
- age 56, New York
The ONLY thing to do is to gently fondle your nipples with a thumb and a finger. The feeling is amazing because you are touching nerve endings. I strongly urge anyone who has not tried this before to do so – it enhances any session to a height beyond belief.
- age 15, Ontario, Canada
It might sound goofy, but I often lay my left forearm across the left part of my abdomen, mirroring my right arm across the right half, exerting as much pressure as possible, and pretend that they're the legs of a woman who's sitting astride me. (I find that a sexy position.) Then I'll take my left hand and kind of fan it out over my crotch area around the penis, and imagine the warmth is coming from "her" vulva. I'm certain it's nothing like being straddled by a real, live woman, but I'm staying a virgin until I find the right one – and for now the fantasy suits me fine!
- age 24, Florida
I masturbate by lying face down on my bed and thrusting my penis into the mattress. I usually hug a pillow with both my arms and hands.
- age 19, Illinois
I clench onto something to hold back so I don't get too wild (and noisy for that matter).
- age 13, Arizona
My free hand wanders all over my body, paying especially careful attention to my nipples and then down to my testicles. This creates an entire-body sensation that's quite a bit more pleasurable than just pumping back and forth. I am generally in the shower when I do this so there's no need for lube.
- age 63, Texas
I normally use my left hand to massage the area between my pubic hair and belly button. As I build closer to orgasm I start to rub my scrotum and the area behind it. I stay there until ejaculation, when my hands rub my chest. Right as I'm ejaculating my hand is squeezing my chest, and the orgasm seems to go right through me.
- age 15, Maryland
For some reason, I have the habit of pointing my other hand's fingers straight out and pressing the tips of my index and middle fingers at the base of my penis – as if I'm trying to insert them in between my penis and my pubic bone. Weird!
- age 23, Texas
I normally use my right hand. But lately I have discovered that using the left fist gives wilder pleasure, so I use both hands alternating. I sometimes use both hands together to give me the "deep tunnel" feel, like I am having sex with someone. I sometimes use one hand to help me stand, as I enjoy masturbating while standing on my toes also...it's an ecstatic feeling.
- age 17, India
I either lightly touch the insides of my thighs, under my testicles, or run them down the hair line of my belly. When I get closer, I often wrap my extra hand around the base – it feels like I am "plugged in" – and continue to stroke with the "smart" hand. I don't do this until I have a lot of natural lubrication. Sometimes I use my "dumb" hand to do the main work; it feels like someone else is doing it to me.
- age 32, Washington
I usually use my free hand to caress my pubic hair. It gives me a lot of pleasure.
- age 13, Alabama
I usually put my hand and arm behind my head so I have an unobstructed view of my erection. When I get close to the big moment, continue masturbating with my right hand and gently rub my penis head with my left. That makes for a great orgasm. I usually have a towel handy, so with my free hand I wrap my penis in the towel as I'm ejaculating. That usually intensifies my orgasm.
- age 17, Nevada
What free hand? I've always used both and plan to keep on. I lube up and then run one fist down my shaft followed by the other and so on. Sometimes I reverse and "milk" but I've always used both hands. Gosh, I wish I had a third.
- age 15, Texas
As I've gotten older, I like giving "equal opportunity" to each hand more. So I switch back and forth, pulling down on my testicles as if to stretch them with the free hand, or pressing and sliding the free hand very firmly from my chest to the pubic bone in a slow, sliding motion, while the masturbating hand goes as leisurely or fast as it needs to. Lubrication adds a lot, too.
- age 60, Minnesota
I usually place it on my left leg and hold tight.
- age 13, South Carolina
I use my left hand for many things. Usually I massage my testicles, but that is not all I do. Sometimes I rub my hand over my body, which kind of simulates the feeling of a girl doing it for you. Usually my hand starts "down there" ends up all over my body.
- age 15, Pennsylvania
It varies, although it's not as if I'm sitting there taking note of what my other hand is doing. Sometimes I finger myself. Sometimes I feel myself up. Sometimes I just have to grab a hold of something. (It isn't always voluntary.)
- age 15, Massachusetts (female)
I am in the habit of rubbing other parts of my body: testicles, nipples, rear end, to get the feeling all through my body. I also use both hands sometimes to touch all of my penis at once, fantasizing about someone else touching me. I also use the free hand to touch the head of my penis for more stimulation.
- age 35, California
I'm having such a good time I usually don't realize what I'm doing with my other hand.
- age 18, Indiana
When I first started masturbating, I would use my left hand to play with my testicles – but with experience I've gotten great at using both hands to masturbate.
- age 17, Texas
I am right-handed but I normally masturbate with my left hand. My right hand normally does nothing. Only if my left hand gets tired do I switch hands and continue with my right for a while – but I normally finish with my left hand.
- age 20, Germany
I like to gently pull at the hair in my armpit.
- age 15, Iowa
I'm usually turning the pages of a magazine or holding the toilet paper in my hands to catch my semen. Sometimes I'll lube both hands and double-pump it while on my back and use my chest as the toilet paper.
- age 37, Florida
My left hand starts by rubbing the inside of my left thigh, and then it moves to stimulating my anus. After doing that for a little bit it goes to my right nipple. Then I switch hands.
- age 17, Indiana
I like to caress my testicles and pull down on my scrotum. Touching my scrotum and testicles feels very good and increases the good feelings from touching my penis. The left hand may also wander and touch the inside of my thighs. I sometimes touch my chest, but it does not feel as good as when my wife touches or kisses my chest. (Don't know why – it just doesn't.) I do change things up sometimes, too, and let the left hand do the work. When I use the "Backhand" grip with the left hand it's almost as if someone else is masturbating me.
- age 31, Ohio
I hold the remote control.
- age 16, Pennsylvania
It depends – I turn the pages of a magazine, or moisten the tip of my penis. As I get more turned on I play with my testicles. The majority of the time I use my left hand to keep a good supply of saliva to lubricate my foreskin.
- age 23, United Kingdom
I'm usually playing with my testicles, or sometimes I play with my nipples. There are even times that I've stimulated my anus. It depends on whether I'm taking it slow or I'm in a rush to get it over with.
- age 18, California
I sometimes rub my testicles, or to hold my underwear or pants far enough away so it's not uncomfortable. But most of the time I masturbate on the toilet, and I use my left hand for leverage so I don't fall off!
- age 19, California
I use my left hand even though I am right-handed. I just can never to seem to get the right grip or position if I use my right hand. However, when I masturbate I find it to be quite good at fondling my testicles.
- age 17, New York
I usually do it with both hands – you don't really have a free hand if you use that method (unless you live near Chernobyl).
- age 15 , Colorado
I touch other parts of my body, such as my legs, stomach and pectorals.
- age 19, Mexico
When I'm alone at home: Turning the pages of some magazine. When lying in bed: Holding up the sheets to get free room for my other hand to move. In the shower: Grabbing the walls or something so I don't fall over.
- age 17, Netherlands
I usually just keep it relaxed while my other hand does all the work. I never switch hands, though, because it's weird doing it with my opposite hand.
- age 15, California (female)
I change hands, because my most sensitive spot is on the right side of my penis back an inch and a half from the head. So some of the time I want to give it my attention...then I want to back off, so I change hands again. Being right-handed I often play with my right nipple with my left hand as I stroke. Most of the time I am in no hurry when I play. "Make it last" is my rule.
- age 76, Texas
I keep my left hand on top of my penis so it catches my sperm. Makes less mess that way.
- age 14, Alabama
If I'm masturbating to pornography, my free hand is either using the computer mouse or remote control or keeping the magazine in a good viewing position. If I'm not, I stimulate my testicles or nipples. I also tend to change hands, as going for several strokes with just one hand and then switching produces an intense, different burst of energy. If I'm with my girlfriend, I'm liable to be masturbating with my free hand – but that's a topic I can't explore without sounding like a letter in Penthouse.
- age 19, Vermont
I usually masturbate at night, and since I share a bedroom with my younger brother I have to use my free hand to hold up the sheets slightly. This allows me to masturbate without being noticed.
- age 17, California
I either use it to massage my scrotum or switch hands if I masturbate for long periods of time, simply because it's tiring. But usually my other hand is flipping the pages in a dirty magazine or working the remote on a porno flick!
- age 19, Arizona
Depends where I am: If I'm driving I use it to steer the car. If I'm on the Net I use it to type. If I'm in the shower I hold myself open with one and hold the shower with the other. On the bed I like to reach round the back and probe myself while rubbing from the front. But sometimes I just use it to hold the book I'm reading.
- age 35, United Kingdom (female)
I pull on my scrotum and massage my testicles. I also rub my nipples, chest, and groin. When I get ready to ejaculate, my whole body becomes sensitized. If I prolong this feeling, almost anywhere I touch myself feels really really good.
- age 35, Utah
You mean you need only one hand?
- age 15, Michigan