My usual place to masturbate is the shower, and that is in my room, so no one bothers me to get out. Two years ago I began to masturbate there, and it is the best. First, I lock my door, turn on the stereo I keep in the bathroom, turn on the shower to get it steamy, and then get in. Then I place the Shower Massage wand on a shelf built into the shower – it hits me right under my testicles. I can adjust the settings, just hold onto the wall with both hands, and let it get me off. If you have never had a hands-free orgasm, you must try it! It gets very cold in Sweden, and I love to walk home from school freezing, get in my steamy shower, and explode in ecstasy.
- age 15, Sweden
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I shave my entire body, including my eyebrows. I put on my full-body kabuki makeup and tap dance to Depeche Mode songs. Then I turn 3 full circles and stop facing the setting sun. But then again, sometimes I just masturbate.
- age 40, Alabama
I wake up and grab my shower stuff, since I usually masturbate in my dorm's shower. I usually don't masturbate in the room because my roommate is always there, so there is no privacy. It is more difficult for me to masturbate standing up, though, so I usually masturbate in the shower only two or three times a week, even though masturbating in this semi-public area is very erotic.
- age 18, Wisconsin
Normally, all my clothes come off. I then get a chair and place it in front of the TV, select an adult movie, get tissue paper, and sometimes baby oil. Walking around brings my penis to life – the swaying back and forth makes it get stiffer and stiffer. The stiffer it gets, the more it sways; the more it sways, the stiffer it gets. By the time I start masturbating, I'm fully erect. This routine changes when I'm at work, where the preparation is only making sure that no one else is in the restroom.
- age 28, Ohio
I have no routine other then when my penis goes up, there is only one way I can get it to go down. This usually takes only a minute or two (really). Step #1: Secure a private location if not at home. Step #2: Carefully remove erection from pants. Step #3: Take care of business. Step #4: Get the heck out of there. I'll wash my hands when I get home.
- age 14, California
After finding JackinWorld several years ago, I began to look at masturbation more as a creative, spontaneous part of life to be enjoyed without guilt. I have no set routine. Previously, the object was to reach orgasm quickly – but now I find the Taoist ideas presented by Bruce McFarland to be ideal. I take my time and have realized that the journey to orgasm is just as important as the final rush. In my situation, it is becoming more important to sense the powerful sensations just before ejaculation and sustain them with breathing and relaxation techniques. Experiencing a prolonged, powerful sensory experience without a particular plan or time constraint celebrates the self and being truly alive. One powerful component of my pre-masturbation routine is relaxation – I find a way to focus and free my mind to feel with intensity. My sincere thanks go to all of you for this outstanding, important center for exchanging information and promoting an open and healthy discussion of masturbation.
- age 58, North Carolina
Deciding to masturbate is usually random for me. I just make sure that nobody's home or nearby, and if I have an erection, I go for it!
- age 15, Vermont
My preparations are generally mental. It's fun to plan an evening session and to think about it all day. It makes the final pleasure double or better. I also like to undress slowly in front of a full-length mirror and think about what is about to happen. I slowly rub my whole body except for my penis until I can't stand it anymore. That also makes the session greater. I never do the same thing twice in a row. I like a lot of variety.
- age 68, Texas
Usually, I am at home when I decide to masturbate. Sometimes I may be at my friend's house or out on a trip, but where I am doesn't matter. When I decide to masturbate, I usually think for a little while about how horny I am. I also usually think about where to go to masturbate. At my house, I go into my room and lock my door before I do anything. Then I take off all my clothes and look at pictures on my computer while I masturbate. When I am at my friend's home, which he likes to call the "shrine of masturbation," I tell him I need to masturbate and I take his Penthouse magazine into the bathroom to masturbate. Anywhere else, I usually follow the same steps, unless I am out in the wilderness. There, I just look for a quiet place where I can be alone.
- age 17, California
My parents are totally un-cool when it comes to masturbation. Everything I've learned about sex and masturbation has come from my older brother, who helped me develop a healthy attitude towards the subject. As a result, when I was at home, I would lock my door and then check the lock twice before even stripping and starting to masturbate. I do the same thing even now at college, living in the dorm. Thankfully, I have my own bedroom. I'm not necessarily afraid of one of my roommates walking in on me (we're all comfortable with masturbation), but now I just consider it a private time and don't want to be disturbed. So, I always check the lock twice. It may be some form of obsessive-compulsive disorder, because if I don't do it, I find it hard to relax and enjoy the session.
- age 20, Pennsylvania
If I have the house to myself, I usually flip to one of the TV channels that has a movie with hot girls. Or, I put in a movie that has hot girls in it. Then I take off all my clothes and start playing with my genitals as I go to get some lube. Then I get on my bed and start masturbating.
- age 14, Nevada
My routine for the last year has remained about the same; I fixate on a specific place in my house where I go every time I have the urge to masturbate. During my teen years, it was almost always in the shower; later, it was on the bed. After we moved, the couch became my primary place. My wife frowns on my activity, so I now choose to go to the laundry room floor. That seems the most logical, because that's where she would be least likely to catch me. The thought of getting caught turns some guys on, but I'd rather just go to that secluded place. If I fear being caught, I can't concentrate on what I am doing. I'd rather have the peace of mind so I can get into my session uninterrupted.
- age 34, Indiana
When I decide to masturbate, I normally start to play with my foreskin. Once I have a stiff erection, I like to work on my testes for a while. Then if I decide to use some lube, I apply it. This is my current routine, but it changes from time to time.
- age 15, Minnesota
My routine always involves stretching. I stretch my legs like a runner, do some yoga, hold my breath and let it out slowly, and hold my weight balanced on my hands and toes. All those things make me feel happy about my body and who I am. Then I turn my attention to stroking my back and my chest, running my hands over my legs so that when I start to masturbate in earnest, I feel really alive. The tingles come from all over.
- age 34, Ohio (female)
I like to masturbate totally nude, so when the urge strikes, I undress and find a comfy spot. I usually lie down and play with my testicles while my mind wanders to a fantasy or memory that gives me an erection. I like to stroke my penis slowly at first and play with the head. As my mind approaches the kinky stuff, I find myself stroking faster, which makes my penis throb. As I begin to feel the urge to ejaculate, I slow down again because I like to play with myself for extended periods of time. Ultimately, I ejaculate on my stomach, and I like to rub it around because it feels so good.
- age 51, Arizona
My routine is to prepare a "mental inventory" to go through before pleasure. That mental inventory is a compilation of erotic thoughts from the past or figments of my imagination. The more thoughts I can compile, the better.
- age 15, Michigan
My routine usually varies only slightly. I start out viewing something erotic on the Internet – pictures, an erotic story (more often), or even responses to a JackinWorld Question of the Week. When I'm sufficiently horny (which sometimes means the beginning of an erection, but not always), I put my lube and a box of Kleenex on my bedside table. Then I put a selection of magazines on the bed. Finally, I lie in bed and begin a fantasy to bring myself to erection. Once erect, I apply the lube and start stroking. The only exception to this pattern is when I decide to watch an erotic video while masturbating. Then, I get my lube and Kleenex next to my recliner, start up the video, apply the lube after I've become erect, and then start pumping.
- age 46, Tennessee
It depends – if it's a spur-of-the-moment thing, which is often, there's no routine. However, to make it a good session, I think about how my friends look naked and what it would be like to masturbate with them. When I have more time, I think not only about my friends, I also like to look at myself in the mirror standing up and moving my hips as I masturbate. And I go to JackinWorld and read for a while. That always makes the session better.
- age 14, California
I start my computer and hop on the chat lines. Sometimes I look up a friend with a Web cam; other times, I just chat or look at porn. For some reason I need the visual stimulation. Although I can masturbate without it, it seems more stimulating with it.
- age 27, Ontario, Canada
I live alone and have had 23 years to practice; so it depends on whether I want to enjoy a quickie or a long session. If it's a quick session, I pre-heat the toilet seat and the water in the commode tank, which also serves as a bidet (normally used for cleaning). Then I get lotion and go for it! The bidet sprays, which stimulates the anus and prostate; it can be adjusted by strength, direction, and pulse speeds, which really helps in doing the job – incredible! Afterwards, the commode has a warm air drier that is relaxing. If it's a long session, there's really no set routine, other than the "sock and condom" method [JackinExpert] – several times. A shower is always necessary afterwards.
- age 36, Japan
My preparations vary somewhat, but generally, I keep to the same approach. It's not that I'm not innovative; I just find that what I do gets me in the mood and aroused, so it works for me. First I take off my underwear and wear just my shorts or pants. I do that for at least an hour (sometimes many) before I know I'll have a session with myself. Sometimes I even take them off in the bathroom at school and "go commando" until I go home. It feels great to hang free with my penis rubbing on the coarse cloth of my pants. I'll be at least half-erect all the way home in anticipation. Next, I turn on my computer to look at a few picture sites and read some sex stories on my favorite sites. This really turns me on. When I'm close to the actual deed, I unzip and play with myself gently, getting my penis really sensitive. If I know no one will come home, I get naked – but if there's danger of intrusion, I just loosen my pants and open up that way. When I'm ready to go, I dribble lube on my penis and begin to stroke myself lightly in different ways (up and down alternating with rotating my hand) until the sensations are so strong I can't stand it.
- age 15, West Virginia
I masturbate every morning just after waking. I start my routine by fondling and stroking for a short time. Then I get up to turn on my laptop computer and set it up on the bed. Next, I go get my lube and towel, and then pee before getting back in bed for my morning session.
- age 49, California
I usually work out naked nightly, so I'm already in the right frame of mind by the time I finish – I have a nearly complete erection. I kick off my sneakers and head to the bathroom to brush my teeth and use mouthwash – especially if I think I might eat my semen. By then, my erection is throbbing, and the first drops of what is always copious pre-ejaculate fluid are flowing forth and sometimes hanging in strands from my penis. From there, I merely have to decide whether I want to review some JackinWorld posts, look at some photos of guys or gals masturbating, and whether to masturbate in a condom for special sensations. I rarely use commercial lubricants, unless I want to prolong my sessions, and I never use them when I plan to eat my semen. After that, it's merely a question of various techniques, switching hands, and thoroughly enjoying myself – a good routine for a happy masturbator.
- age 61, Michigan
Every time I have a shower, I have a quickie in there. On the same night, I go to bed naked (with some cloths near at hand!) and fondle all night without ejaculation. In the morning I continue to fondle until it is time to get up, and then I go to the bathroom and do my stuff in there. I find this to be great for self-control.
- age 14, United Kingdom
Lately my masturbation routine has stayed the same. I usually wake up, log onto the Internet, and look at porn. I wake an hour before I need to get ready, so I usually look at porn and "prime" myself for the entire hour. Then I grab what I'm going to wear for the day and head to the shower, where I masturbate to climax. I usually repeat a process similar to this late at night, where instead of heading to the shower I finish myself off in bed.
- age 22, New Jersey
Usually, I massage my penis for a couple of minutes. I get a pair of tightey-whiteys [briefs] that I use only for masturbation (they are all full of semen). Then I either slowly masturbate with my hand in a fist, or I rub my penis in my tighteys with a flat hand on my abdomen. It always ends with me climaxing in my underwear. When finished, I put them away for future use. My routine usually doesn't change, but occasionally I have a quickie in the shower. Those are often just to clean out the pipes. Quickies are never as much fun or as pleasing as when I take my time in bed with my underwear.
- age 15, California
When I prepare to masturbate, I always have to strap a pair of Teva sandals to my feet. I get fully naked and strap my Tevas on and I get so excited. It makes me want to masturbate more. I do this every time before masturbation.
- age 24, Massachusetts
I always go to the bathroom first, empty my bladder, take the roll of toilet paper, and double-check that nobody is home (or that everybody is asleep). Then the routine stops. Sometimes I lock myself in my bedroom, sometimes I go to the TV room in the basement and watch an adult movie, or sometimes I stay in the bathroom.
- age 20, Canada
I might look at some porn on the Net or watch a porno film on TV to get me started. I might have a bath beforehand, or I might do it when I'm about to have a bath. If I were going to ejaculate on myself or in my mouth, I would have a good feed of broccoli and some pineapple juice so that my semen will taste sweeter.
- age 15, Australia
I have my wife start to masturbate. Then I take it from there.
- age 32, New York
I usually masturbate on my bed late at night. So, first I lock my bedroom door and turn on the radio (to disguise any sounds I make). Then I take out my Vaseline and a Hustler, and I strip naked. I then lie down face-up and start reading until I get a good erection. I make sure to have some tissues nearby for cleanup, and then I open the Vaseline and start to masturbate with the "fist" technique.
- age 14, South Africa
I get paper for cleanup. Later, I lie in front of the TV or sit at my PC and look at movies and stuff. I get excited and the "pre-cum" lubricates my penis. I start to rub my fingers all over my penis until I sense that orgasm is near. Then I grab the paper and try not to splash everywhere.
- age 20, Spain
I always stretch before I masturbate. I am so tense and stressed out that if I were to begin masturbating before I have stretched, I would likely pull a muscle. I have changed my routines very little from my normal pre-masturbatory experience.
- age 17, Missouri
Before I masturbate, I go into a Tantric state, where I lie on my back totally naked with my hands down by my side. I keep my palms up and concentrate on my penis, scrotum, perineum, and anus. This way, I have several dry orgasms. When I am near exhaustion, I then use the "fist" method and have another mind-blowing orgasm and ejaculation. Sometimes I finish with the "Little Mermaid" [JackinExpert]. I am usually a "dribbler" when I ejaculate, but lately when I do this, I ejaculate much farther and with more semen.
- age 40, Ohio
I get such strong and sudden urges to masturbate that I have very little or no time for preparation. It's just a question of unzipping my trousers, taking out my penis, and rubbing as hard and as fast as possible until I ejaculate into the nearest urinal.
- age 13, United Kingdom
Recently, my preparations and routines have changed. Formerly, I would decide in advance that I wanted to masturbate and then get in bed to look at erotic pictures in magazines while fondling my penis and testicles to become fully aroused. After discovering JackinWorld and other sites more recently, masturbation is becoming more spontaneous. When I sit at my computer and start to feel aroused, I simply go to one of the sites where I can find stories about male masturbation. These stories really turn me on. I also like to view intact male penises on various Web sites. I masturbate to climax during these sessions. Masturbation is now not just a release; it is a deeply satisfying pleasure.
- age 69, Tennessee
Given that I usually don't masturbate with my hand, I always get a towel or something similar to "push" against when "nature calls."
- age 15, Connecticut
On warm summer days, I like to run before I masturbate. After the run, I'm very sweaty and my blood is pumping. While still hot and sweaty, I hit the bathroom to masturbate and shower. As I watch myself in the mirror, I like to rub oil all over my body and my penis. My scrotum and testicles are usually tightly packed after the run, which adds to the sexual pleasure. I find that this routine gives me the hardest and fullest erections, and my ejaculations are incredible.
- age 37, Pennsylvania
I always lock the door and make sure no one is coming. I lie down on my bed and rub my penis hard. Then I get up again to make sure no one is there and that I locked the door. Then I start to masturbate.
- age 14, Illinois
Usually the same routine – I get comfortable in my bed and start squeezing my nipples. Then I go to my scrotum, and by this time I'm on my way. I always have lotion and a vibrator within easy reach.
- age 27, Florida
I have to wait until my apartment is empty and my roommates are gone. Then I prepare my "masturbatory area" – I lay out lube on the computer desk, a towel on the chair and one on my bed, extra pillows on the bed to prop up my head so I can see the television, and a porn video in the VCR loaded and ready to go. Next, I take off all my clothes. I turn off all the lights and light a few candles. Then I take a long, hot shower, and in the process, shave off any pubic hair I may have (usually not much). Finally, I sit down at the computer, connect to the Internet, and begin. I follow this routine exactly nearly every time. If I can't complete all the steps for whatever reason, I delay my masturbation and wait for a better opportunity – this could be several days.
- age 25, Minnesota
I make sure the coast is clear, cue up some porn, lay a towel down in the chair, and let it rip. When I'm in my bed, I throw a towel down underneath me because I sweat a lot.
- age 16, New York
I don't really have a routine. Sometimes I do it while watching TV or a film, or while using my laptop computer. Sometimes I load up an online RPG and use some interactive sex scenes to get me going. My routine is never the same.
- age 24, United Kingdom
Before I masturbate, I just make sure the children are not around. Then I look at some of the pictures or movies I have downloaded. I always follow the same routine unless it's night. Then, I make sure everybody in the house is asleep, before I start to play with my penis and finally masturbate to full ejaculation.
- age 48, South Africa
The only time I really prepare is when I go a week without masturbating at all. I leave work at about 12:00 on Saturday and drive 30 miles (being naked part of the time, because I change into my shorts on the highway). I lie in the sun for a few hours in a secluded area, go to the movies (after changing again), buy condoms, drive nude to the middle of nowhere, and then masturbate.
- age 26, Florida
I am single and live alone, so I don't have to worry about being walked in on, which is good. First, I lay a towel across the bed, because I usually masturbate with a water-based lubricant. Then I get my lube bottle and heat it in the microwave for about 15 seconds. I also run a 32-ounce cup of hot water to set by the bed. I cue up some of my favorite scenes on porn tapes. I lie down on the towel and begin to wet my penis with the hot water (this makes the lube much slicker). I apply the lube and begin to stroke and watch tapes. When the lube gets sticky (as water-based lube always does), I stick my hand in the hot-water cup to refresh the lube. I have masturbated like this for hours, starting and stopping, building up to a thunderous orgasm.
- age 40, North Carolina
Usually I don't have much time, so I just stroke until it's erect and then masturbate normally without lube or anything. But if I have a lot of time, I cover my penis with Vaseline and stick my fingers into my anus while I do it. It's hard to clean up from that, so I don't do it often.
- age 15, Texas
As my wife's sex drive is not as strong as mine, masturbation is a great way for me to stay satisfied. Routine? Nah – whenever, wherever. Different times, different places, different ways. My job requires that I endure a lot of routine. For me, solo sex is a great way to break way from that routine.
- age 52, Pennsylvania
I take off my shirt, drop my pants, grab my penis, and start pulling it until I ejaculate all over!
- age 14, New Jersey
My routine varies. I have erectile dysfunction due to surgical removal of my prostate (prostate cancer). My medical insurance pays only for six Viagra per month. On other days that I masturbate, I must use a vacuum pump to obtain an erection. At least, it still works.
- age 65, Texas
Once I've made the decision to masturbate, I do have a bit of a routine that I always do before I begin. I turn on the computer to get it ready (for reading storys I've downloaded or going online for chat or Web cam), get the lube or vibrator ready, get tissues/towel, close the shutters, grab a pillow(s) and finally, loosen my clothing. From time to time I do vary this routine, but for the most part this has been the way I start each session.
- age 49, California