How did you discover masturbation?

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How did you discover masturbation?
I've never masturbated
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I've tried masturbating but it wasn't pleasurable
Vote B
I discovered masturbation by accident (I was 10 or younger)
Vote C
I discovered masturbation by accident (I was 11 or older)
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I discovered masturbation by hearing about it from outside sources
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I discovered masturbation on my own (without outside sources) but it wasn't by accident. I was 10 or younger
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I discovered masturbation on my own (without outside sources) but it wasn't by accident. I was 11 or older
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  • There were a few incidences where someone would reference masturbation but I didn't really "get it" at the time. If anything I was probably a bit later to the party. Even when I "tried" wanking in the beginning, for the first few weeks I didn't actually complete to orgasm. I thought I was "supposed" to stop before reaching that point. God I was naïve! haha. And then once I realised ejaculation was the "goal" of the whole thing, pandora's box opened wide up! haha

    But then even after that, I got a bit worried by... umm... something that happens when teenage boys first start wanking. How can I put this politely? Hmm... let's say... there can be some uhhh… "residue" left over... for guys who have not been circumcised. I pray I don't need to go into more detail LOL. So that was a weird one. But after a while that kinda went away and all was good lol.

    Oh and when I discovered the benefits of using hand lotion... MAN that was the real game changer lol. The only thing better is when a girl does it to me :D I think I discovered masturbation around the time I had a Habbo Hotel account lol... so that would've been around 12/13 I guess. Year 7/8 in secondary school sounds about right. Some friends I suspect started as early as year 5/6 in primary school (just based on conversational clues I only picked up on in retrospect much later), but as I say I was late to the party xD

  • I think I already knew that touching my penis was pleasurable at a really early age. But I actually started masturbating when I was about 9. One of the boys in my neighborhood had this play fort type thing in his backyard. He was a couple years older and he showed some of the boys (including me) how he rubbed his penis "so it felt good." There wasn't any touching of each other but basically we masturbated together in that play house. And it was interesting that the way he showed us was different than how I and most guys did/do it when I/they are older. Instead of making a ring grip (like how a person holds a hammer) and stroking, he and we just rubbed the sensitive underside of our penises with the palm side of our fingers. So it was rubbing and not stroking. And I remember those were my first orgasms although I wouldn't have my first ejaculation until I was 13. None of us turned out to be gay and at that age it didn't seem weird to rub our erect penises in each other's presence in a private place.

    • Wow that's so weird and interesting/ what type of place did you grow up in?

    • Just a regular middle class residential neighborhood in the U. S. Another thing that was interesting was that what we were doing wasn't even about being turned on by girls and sex. That wouldn't happen and be a preoccupation until later. It was more just this discovery about our bodies and how they worked.

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  • I was 11 years old at that time and I just felt like that. It came naturally on it's own and without any instructions whatsoever I got into it, knowing what to do with my hands but not knowing what I was doing at that time (which is OK). All I knew was that it's very fun and amazing and that I'd keep doing it.

  • I first discovered it a little below ten. It just felt good to touch myself down there and grind against something else.

    I forgot about it solidly for a few years until I was 12-13, though, when my sister reintroduced me to it. Then I started doing it a lot and my technique improved!

    • How old was your sister? What did she said to you? I'm curious

    • @troublehacker She is two years older than me. We were always really tight!

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  • I discovered it by accident. I liked to climb trees and such and we had some tall poles on our property. Felt really good once I got to the top 🤣
    Funny enough, most toddlers go through a period of masturbation.

    • Certainly girls do.

  • I found out about it through junior high sex ed class. One of the girls brought it up so when I went home I googled it. Say to stick a finger up there and I literally couldn't feel anything pleasurable.

    The topic came back a month with both my friends asking if I masturbate and upon hearing my story, they told me to try clitoral stimulation. I did, but stopped because it was a sensory overload for me lol

    I do wish to experience the pleasurable orgasm people talk about, but I'm not sure how to identify it or achieve it. People online say it feels like a dam overflowing and then breaking. Like fireworks. But to me, it either feels like nothing or too much that it's uncomfortable.

  • I was masturbating before I was aware what masturbation was. It was a pretty natural progression really. Hormones kicked in and I realized that certain things felt good.

  • Girls at school were talking about it, so I asked my mother about it and she taught me more than the girls knew, my mom is so cool, even today I can ask her or tell her anything.

    • Wow! Rare to find Have you talked about more challenging topics like hook ups or friends with benefits or I don't know things like that?

    • @ThinkerShell I have spoken to her about everything, if I have ever questioned something, I go to Mom. Be it sexual or personal or anything in between Mom has the answer.

  • Accidentally found something cool af.

    • really how u enjoy what u find cool in that

    • I was a nut with it, like a real mental case kid. I had to keep doing it to see if it still happened each time. I had to show my girlfriend see if it worked for her too. Then a few months into this new discovery I discovered blood. Of course it was my first period and I was expecting that but I wasn't sure if it was my period or because I had really been goring myself in days prior.

  • I discovered porn at around 13, and of course the most interesting videos to me were female masturbation. Then I was just like "oh, that looks fun"

  • I don't know, i was kid and people wouldn't stop talking about and saying to watch this video or something... so i grew up knowing what it was but never cared to do it.

  • I was about 10, a song had a bit of a sexy bit (I think it was "boom boom, I want you in my room" or something similarily silly. I figured out how it all worked one stage at a time in my room over the next few days :P I was about 10 at the time.

  • Curiosity. Most men insuitively know -as I assume most women do. Since I don’t talk about with men nearly as much as women, I’m not sure how men get to the point of coming whereas most women have told me it was with some type of water pressure that 1st got them off.

  • My Mom's best friend is a sex educator (and toy dealer). She was my 'safe person' to ask questions of when I was younger. I knew a lot more than the average primary school kid, and had more toys than the average middle school kid too.

    • Toy dealer?

    • She sells adult novelties. I used to get to help myself to 2-3 things when we would visit, and she still sends me 'care packages' every couple of weeks for 'evaluation' and 'testing.'

    • That’s definitely a movies, a black mirror episode

  • Was 13 and messing around with my back massager , eventually I of course put it against my penis which was hard (and I didn't yet know why it did that ) it always felt nice but this time just felt incredible, so I kept going and going, feeling something build up like a pressure, a few minutes later I came in my underwear not knowing what just happened but feeling very calm and at peace lol

  • You don't discover it in the normal sense really. You just do it even when you are a little kid and discover "hey, when I touch this, it feels good". Little boys with play with their wieners before they are 3. I will never forget when my GF's aunt said about her toddler son "Kyle discovered his penis today."... and there you go.

    • Yeah its pretty much that simple

    • A lot of the guys here are saying they didn't start masturbating until they were teenagers though

    • There's a difference. We may play with Mister Happy absentmindedly quite a bit when young. Deliberately masturbating to orgasm comes later. So, the real question perhaps is "At what age did your have your first orgasm?" For me, it was about 2 weeks before I turned 14.

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  • C! Hehe...

    I was actually only four and no I was NOT sexually abused as a child!!

    How did you discover masturbation?
    • Uh oh 😂😂😂😭😭

    • @Who_is_Q Why uh oh? I'm not in denial if that's what you think! You do know that children touch themselves all the time right? ! That is how they discover their bodies! It's natural!

    • Okay okay sheesh

  • I was about 10. I was a incubator baby so I feel as if I matured 200 times faster then everyone else. I had sexual desires super early and even was in love with my 1st grade teacher. It was crazy.

    Stole my dads playboy and rubbed myself on a stuffed animal and wham it happened. I was like WTF is gong on. Couldn't google it because there was no internet. It didn't really matter I was addicted and did it every night!

  • About 8 or 9 and was against washing machine as I helped clean kitchen. It went on spin cycle and omg.
    Went upstairs after it finished and felt there
    And the pleasure feeling came back stronger

    • Washing machine is something gal’s usually discover at a later age. Great introduction to the feeling.

  • I went to school.

    • I know what you mean

    • A girl cannot be considered depraved until she's gone to the best schools...

  • It was by accident. I was about 17, and there was a girl that worked at a restaurant who had a really big set of boobs. I'd fantasize about her being in my bed at night, and I would be feeling her up. My cock was rock hard, and it felt good just rubbing it along the sheets. Next thing I knew, I had this really bad urge to pee, and decided to just let it go, but it turned out it wasn't pee, it was a big cumshot.

  • One night in bed I had a hard on so I started rubbing my penis in a up ward motion it felt great so I kept on going till I had this great feeling (I was not ejaculating sperm then)
    I have been masturbating for over 50 years and I love to masturbate every day!

  • Either C or D because it was late primary school but i can't exactly remember what age i was.
    I was bored in the bathtub and started flicking my dick as a boxing ball and discovered that actually felt great as long as i didn't overdo it. Because i never heard of masturbation before until a friend told me i actually did this way of masturbation for a while but it would hurt a bit since i'd accidentally scratch my dick while doing so. Even as a kid i already had a thing for orgasm control because i knew if i came the fun was over and i absolutely enjoyed the pleasure of the build up more so than the orgasm just like i do now. I wasn't capable of producing sperm until a few years later so initially when i did it nothing would come out but i would still experience an orgasm, and eventually something would come out but it would just wash away after clearing the bath. Back then it was mostly a bathtub thing especially since i didn't know how much more pleasurable it would be outside of water.

  • I was reading a book and it really turned me on and I just started doing it

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