I like to go to Palo Duro Canyon, a state park 20 minutes away. On a really hot day I drive down there playing with myself the whole way. When I get there, I find an area where there are not many people hiking around (when it's really hot, nobody else wants to be down there), grab my backpack, and take off to roam as far as I want to. When I think I'm far enough away, I take off my clothes and put them in the backpack and hike in the full sun. By this time I'm usually very horny and ready to sit down for a second. This is when I bring in the "Stop & Go" method, and then I start hiking again. I could do it all day long. When I do ejaculate, it is always very powerful, and the orgasm seems to last longer. Man, I wish I was there now!
- age 27, Texas
This Week's Wackiest Response:
Two words: Porcupine. Anus.
- age 15, Canada
I like to start out by slowly rubbing between my thighs, imagining there is someone down there doing it for me. Then I usually play with my testicles, slowly enjoying the feel and pleasure it provides. Usually this way of starting a session guarantees it will be a good one. It usually provides a very intense and enjoyable orgasm. If I just start right into masturbating, the session is a lot shorter and the orgasm is not worth a thing.
- age 19, Indiana
I lock the door so I won't get walked in on! I usually fantasize about a girl or something to start off. If I don't have an erection already, I can't get one by physical stimulation alone. If I have an erection initially, I can go without fantasy – but I've done that only once, and that was before I could ejaculate. I do best when I fantasize with no rubbing until I get to that "burning" point, and then I pretty much have to rub a little to go the rest of the way.
- age 15, Arkansas
Upon waking, I prefer to start in bed and enjoy a slow session of mutual masturbation with my wife. Later, I will masturbate over a long period of time, and stop several times, until it's necessary to orgasm – at which time I go quickly so as not to get desensitized, and I have one final push over the top for the perfect and intense orgasm.
- age 64, South Carolina
I stand in front of a full-length mirror and start feeling my breasts. They get hard, and while I feel them with one hand, the other hand rubs my clitoris. Then I go into the shower and put the showerhead right on my clitoris and I get an orgasm. My orgasm lasts for a long time, and I start to moan and whisper my boyfriend's name. It feels so good that I do it again and again.
- age 16, Montana (female)
I begin by soaking in a hot bath. In the bath I like to trim my pubic hair and shave my shaft and scrotum. The feeling of a shaved penis and trimmed pubic hair usually gets me in the mood. When in bed I stroke my smooth penis shaft and testicles – it feels *so* good. I have a full erection by this point and my penis begins to buck. I like the session to last as long as possible, so I stimulate my foreskin and secrete lots of lubrication. When my penis is soaking wet I switch to the fist grip and masturbate. I also use the "Stop & Go" technique. This process usually results in an hour-long session at least, with an intense orgasm as a reward.
- age 21, United Kingdom
If I have the time (and I often don't), I like to play with my penis for a long time before I actually start masturbating. I like to bounce it off my stomach, bounce it against my testicles, stretch my foreskin around, and rub on the urethra until I start producing the clear lubricant (I make a lot of it). Then I rub it all over my penis, rub it on my belly, and keep playing with it until I am so aroused I can't stand it any longer. Usually that takes around 20 minutes. Then I begin to masturbate using two fingers and my thumb and bring myself to the edge at least twice before letting myself have a major, huge orgasm. I usually fall asleep easily afterwards.
- age 17, California
I like to start by getting naked, if I'm not already, in front of my computer and look at pictures or stories, or work on writing my own erotic story, until I either get an erection or feel primed for one. Then, if I haven't gotten things together already, I gather tissues, baby oil, and some magazines and put them by my bed. I get into bed face-down and rub my penis against the bed; if it isn't erect yet, I begin to fantasize with my penis between my legs, and as it stiffens I begin to rub it against the bed. When I'm fully hard and I've rubbed my penis against the fitted sheet for a couple of minutes, I turn over, put oil on the shaft, wrap my fingers around it, and start pumping. I find this process helps the buildup of arousal, leading to a more satisfying masturbation session and a more intense orgasm.
- age 45, Tennessee
The way I start a masturbation session is important for the outcome. When I masturbate and there is someone else at home, I keep things fast – but the orgasm is still great. When I am alone, I like to start by massaging my penis and scrotum through my clothes, and I slowly take my clothes away and begin to stimulate other body parts, like my nipples. Then things get faster, and the result after about 20 minutes masturbating is a very intense orgasm, giving a lot of pleasure and (I definitely see a connection) a lot of semen. Also, when I take things slow, the erection I get lasts longer and is about a half-inch larger than usual.
- age 16, Arizona
I like to blow up something inflatable. That's usually how I masturbate as well: riding the toy that I've inflated until I lose control. Depending on the toy's shape, sometimes it takes me a while to get my groove, but my orgasms are always more intense.
- age 30, Florida
When I wake up on a weekend or during the summer I'll grab a Playboy or Maxim or something like that – it goes really well with my morning erection. I can make it last a long time, just using slow strokes while looking at the pictures. Otherwise, I just go in the shower and get it going fast. But it is always more intense when I go slow.
- age 17, Texas
My favorite way is to strip down to my boxer-briefs and play with myself while standing in front of a mirror. This is how I like to get an erection: with my underwear on. For some reason I am very turned on by the sight of myself in my underwear with a raging erection. I don't, however, think the way I start has any impact on the rest of the session.
- age 38, North Carolina
To start my masturbation session I usually spend about 15 minutes stroking the area on my scrotum between my testicles. I usually use just my right-hand forefinger; this area is incredibly sensitive to touch and pressure. Although I have a small penis, this action makes it very erect (it points absolutely vertical), and subsequently my orgasm from "proper" masturbation is much more intense. I've noticed that when I use this scrotal stimulation, my ejaculate is very large and comes out with enormous force – on one occasion it actually reached the ceiling! I also sometimes start my session by rubbing my whole scrotum with my left hand. This has recently become a lot more pleasurable since I have grown enormous amounts of extremely fair hair on my scrotum.
- age 15, Norway
I never realized this until just now, but talking to my best friend (female) practically always starts me masturbating (over the Internet, not in person). There is just something so sexy about her – maybe it's her perfectly round breasts or her vibrant red hair, or the thought of her extremely sexy voice, but I always end up having a fantasy about her. So my favorite way to start masturbating (whether I intend to or not) is to think about this amazing sexy redhead with perfect breasts with whom I share such a strong emotional friendship.
- age 17, Iowa
As is always true in sex, the more foreplay there is, the better! I find that the more excited I get myself before I actually go to achieve orgasm, the stronger the climax is, and it also lasts much longer. It's very satisfying, both physically and emotionally – the prolonged intimacy really boosts your mood and self-esteem.
- age 20, Tennessee (female)
I wait until my brother is getting into the shower at night. I can tell what he is doing because I can hear the noises. Then I start masturbating in my bed. He doesn't completely shut the door, and it's always exciting to know he could walk out before I am done and "catch" me. I haven't been caught yet.
- age 14, California
I like to lie on my bed without my boxers on. Then I take out a long, old soccer sock, stick it onto my penis, and start pumping away. I think of celebrities, and when I think I am close to orgasm, I switch my thoughts to a girl I really like a school.
- age 18, Kansas
It doesn't matter. If I'm in a room with a bunch of guys watching some porno movie, a "start" isn't really necessary – we just pull 'em out and whack away. If I am bored, I just rub it between my thumb and index finger until it is ready to go full-speed. I wouldn't say the outcome depends on how you start your technique alone, but chances are that if it came up with no physical stimulation at all, the orgasm would be stronger than if you had to start things up manually.
- age 16, Maryland
About a year ago, I started lifting weights. I've made a lot of progress, and although I'm no bodybuilder, I am starting to look and feel "buff." My favorite way to start a session is right after I get back from the gym, in front of the mirror. I like to strip and flex and pose when the muscles are "pumped" from weightlifting – watching myself and masturbating a little. Gradually, I work my way onto the bed and finish on my back. This method takes a bit longer, but it always gives me the strongest orgasms. I love it!
- age 34, New York (female)
Absolutely, I smoke before I masturbate.
- age 16, Colorado
I like to start by taking off everything but my boxers and admiring myself in a mirror. I'm not that good looking, but masturbation is supposed to be a celebration of my body, and I appreciate it. As I start to get an erection I like to start to feel myself. Then I go to my room, strip off my shorts, lie down on my bed, and start pumping away. I only do this when I have a while to masturbate – 45 minutes or an hour – but it produces the best orgasms.
- age 19, California
It depends on when I do it. If I do it in the shower, I get straight to business. If I do it any other time, I start off by looking at porn on the computer. While doing this, I am usually rubbing the underside of my penis against my thigh through my pants. I just keep this going until I get ready to finish off. As far as how long I last, that depends on how long I try to last. Of course, the longer I last the more intense the orgasm is.
- age 16, Tennessee
I take off all of my clothes, roll down all the windows, put on a condom, and set the cruise control for 65 on a dark barren highway in the middle of nowhere at 3:00 AM. The anticipation of getting out into the sticks combined with the risk of getting "caught" – and also the buying of condoms – makes for an incredible orgasm that's impossible to explain.
- age 26, Florida
Without a doubt, my favorite way to start off a session is with a non-touching orgasm. I've been able to do it only about 15 times in my life, but I often try. I can do it only if I haven't masturbated for about a week – and that doesn't happen very often! I lie in bed naked and work on a really in-depth fantasy while I rub my nipples in various ways. The only rule is that I can't touch my penis or my scrotum. Between the nipple stimulation and my own fantasy, I can sometimes achieve a dry orgasm. It's not any better than a regular one – just very different: I feel it through my entire body, like every nerve is tingling with pleasure. Then I slowly grip my penis and masturbate to a second, great orgasm.
- age 16, Tennessee
I start thinking about two girls with each other. And then I get into the picture, and we record ourselves on tape in the showers.
- age 17, Arizona
While fantasizing about African zebras and king cobra snakes, I stick my middle finger up my pleasure portal and tickle my prostate. This gets my juices flowing and my Polish kielbasa firm. While using this exhilarating method I usually ejaculate in under 5 minutes. My orgasm is quite intense – almost every time I hit the Pink Floyd poster on my ceiling. Sometimes I even pass out and find myself in a weird place such as the local diner.
- age 64, Denmark
In order to get a really intense orgasm, when I wake up in the morning, I keep my eyes closed and concentrate hard on visualizing my best friend's genitals. I've only seen them twice, very briefly when we have been swimming together, and they are great to look at. These thoughts always give me a very full erection within a minute or so. I then rush into the shower and start masturbating while still concentrating on his penis and pubic hair. This preparation means I can usually ejaculate very high onto the shower wall.
- age 14, Ireland
I don't set out to start a masturbation session, but rather my penis tells me it's time – like having its own mind and schedule. As I consciously move into the process, I get pleasure from undressing, checking out my body, and positioning myself, as well as from the actual physical act of working my penis. I usually start out dry and finish with some Albolene (great product, by the way). To guarantee a great orgasm, the best way to start is to let my penis tell me when to masturbate – not the clock or the calendar. Let it happen naturally, when it's ready for a session.
- age 46, California
My favorite way happens when I am talking on the computer with a girl and I start to get aroused. If I am home alone, I pull down my shorts and start stroking. Starting this way gives me more pleasure because I know someone knows what I am doing, and usually if I am masturbating this way, I can go for about 20 minutes if I take my time and really concentrate. My orgasms are usually extremely intense, but it always dribbles out all over what I am wearing.
- age 15, Pennsylvania
It's like brushing your teeth: You put on the lube, you grab it, it gets hard, and away you go. It's all in the mind, anyway.
- age 38, California
I always put on my huge jock and walk around, hitting it and rubbing it and looking in the mirror.
- age 15, New Jersey
The Saturday Afternoon Special: Lock the front door; turn out the lights in the bathroom; light about 3 scented candles – a manly scent, like pine or vanilla; turn tunes on the radio or cassette low if I want; run the water in the bathtub on warm; put in the stopper; turn the shower low so it cascades on my penis; if it gets splashy, use the curtain to keep water off the floor; literally disrobe, preferably using a bathrobe; get into the tub – on my back, elevating my heels to the wall so I can feel the cascade; soap my genital area; rub between my thighs; take my time – it's quality time, and I have all afternoon.
- age 48, Florida
I usually roll over onto my stomach and think of things my boyfriend and I do, or have done, that got me going. And I slowly rub my clitoris. Then I go for it. The way I start doesn't really affect anything; my mood earlier affects it more.
- age 15, Wisconsin (female)
I rub my penis and balls through my underwear. Depending on my mood, I can go for 5 minutes to an hour, usually stopping and starting. My most intense orgasms happen when I have longer sessions – I feel like I am invincible and extremely relaxed.
- age 20, Australia
I put my hand around my penis and beat away. You should try it – it always works!
- age 17, United Kingdom
It's amazing what the mind can do. I can start thinking of either men or women and become instantly turned on. I am straight, but I think the male body is hot. I start by either having an image in my head of having sex with a woman or masturbating with another man, and then my penis becomes instantly erect. I really don't have to do anything physical to start, just mental. Then I am ready to have an awesome masturbation session!
- age 23, California
My methods vary, but usually I start by rubbing lotion all over my penis. Then I start the traditional stroking method until I reach orgasm. Another way I start is by sitting in my sauna or hot tub naked. Either of those give me really firm erections and usually powerful orgasms/ejaculations.
- age 14, Minnesota
Porn, porn and then some more porn!
- age 18, Illinois
I like to start my sessions by smoking a joint. I am not advocating drug use here, but the best sessions I ever have are after smoking a little. It increases my stamina and makes me have total control over my orgasm. My orgasms are always much more intense, also.
- age 16, Kentucky
Something must strike me just right to get me in the mood. I prefer the home-alone atmosphere so I can be relaxed. Looking in a mirror gets me very aroused. Thinking of being with another woman is a huge turn-on, and if the fantasy is wild enough, then the "big O" is fabulous. However, I have a new male lover in my life who is teaching me the finer points of mutual masturbation, and this is the biggest turn-on of all!
- age 38, Washington (female)
Ideally, I like to start out just exploring my body: caressing the insides of my thighs and slowly moving up my chest. I run my fingers over my scrotum and just get my body totally prepped for what's to come. If I start like this, the level of pleasure is almost unbearable, and after 15 or 20 minutes of masturbating I come to an earth-shattering climax that sends my back arching and my eyes into the back of my head. Is it hot in here?
- age 17, Ohio
I sometimes fantasize about being with another boy my age who I am secretly in love with.
- age 15, Florida
I usually make sure I have everything I need: lube, towel, etc. This tends to get me turned on – just preparing for the fun to come. I think about my boyfriend and oil myself up – my penis, balls, chest, legs. I find that the more comfortable I am, the better. If I can get completely into myself and the feelings I'm generating, my orgasm is much better. Being able to be vocal helps immensely. Have fun, boys!
- age 32, California
My favorite way is to borrow my friend's boxers and masturbate in them. It feels so good, knowing he's been in here.
- age 16, Pennsylvania
I almost always start out thinking about something that turns me on (boyfriend, movie, fantasy). I let that fantasy grow until I am nice and horny, and then I slowly make love to myself. The way I start has a big impact on my pleasure, orgasm, or duration (both of session and orgasm). If I don't take the time to enjoy it and do it just to "get off," then it is more to satisfy a physical need, like grabbing a snack for hunger. In that case I usually reach orgasm quickly, and the orgasm is a short one.
- age 33, Germany (female)
I hardly ever get to do it, but my favorite way is to put on some good music to help me relax, take off all my clothes, and start stroking my penis slowly. I use some good lotion and just relax and go slowly, stopping and starting occasionally along the way until I explode in a powerful orgasm. It's much better to do it this way than the way I usually do it, which is rushed and when and wherever I can do it, like in the bathroom at school. I don't have a lot of privacy because I share a room with my 14-year-old brother. I know he masturbates, too, but he told me it makes him feel weird when I masturbate with him in the room, so I respect his feelings and only masturbate when I am alone in the room.
- age 16, Virginia
I usually start by riding my bike along a public bike path wearing nothing but my shorts and let the sun beam down on me to get me sweaty. Sometimes I'll find a nice, quiet, out-of-the-way spot and stop riding. That's when the sweat pours out and I start to rub my body in the sun. One thing leads to another, and off come my shorts. I start masturbating while the sun shines on me. It's pretty quick and my orgasms are huge.
- age 30, Oklahoma
I like to just take out my penis and watch it grow. It gets very large, and I start thinking about a guy or girl masturbating in front of me, or masturbating me. It is very cool to watch my penis get large!
- age 16, Canada