Most males who had learned beforehand about sex and semen felt proud and happy to have passed this milestone of growing up. However, some were shocked or scared by it because they either didn't know about it beforehand, or they expected it to be different. These males had not been prepared for the occasion – either by sex education class, by a friend or relative, or by their own research and reading. Of the females who reported first seeing a boyfriend's semen, some were excited; more were disgusted, often because the boyfriend ejaculated onto them without warning (it's neither nice nor cute, guys).]
I had just turned 13 and ejaculated with my very first orgasm. I was terrified and panic-stricken! Right after a Saturday night bath, I still had an erection that had started when I was washing my penis. It felt so nice that I went to the sink, soaped up my hand, and started to rub it again. Within minutes, this strange feeling came over me. I thought I had started peeing and couldn't stop. Then I realized that pee is yellow and the consistency of water. This stuff was cloudy, whitish, and gooey. The only thing I could think of was that this fluid must be pus from a bad infection. Even worse, it kept oozing out of me! Ten minutes later, some of it was still oozing out! Now I started to panic seriously. I broke out in a sweat. What if I need to go to a doctor? I couldn't tell my mom how it happened! I would rather die! Being a church-going little boy, I prayed to God to cure me! I promised I would never, ever do that again! I fell asleep with tears of fright in my eyes. When morning came, everything was miraculously back to normal. No more pus oozed out – and I felt fine! In church that morning, I thanked God for my cure! Later that day, my curiosity and that *super feeling* were getting the best of me. By evening, I was back in the bathroom again!
- age 46, Ohio
This Week's Wackiest Response:
It was during school – I masturbated and thought it was glue, so I used it on my art project.
- age 19, Kentucky
I was 11, and it was the first time I ejaculated. I was on the toilet masturbating. It was the first time I had ever actually seen semen, although I had overheard my mom giving my sister a sex talk not long before. She said that a white, sticky fluid comes out of the man. I was elated – I was a man! But I did think the semen was a bit gross and messy. After that, for a while, I quit masturbating in my bed at night and used the bathroom for easier cleanup. Then I discovered a new use for my dirty socks!
- age 36, Hawaii
Years ago, when I was just finishing up my third private session, I started to feel this sting in my lower stomach. Because I was so close to climax, I decided to continue my act of joy. When I reached orgasm, a load of sperm burst out. When I saw this, I felt a little awkward because I knew that something had changed. Not only could I ejaculate, but also I felt myself moving from childhood into puberty.
- age 16, Finland
I first saw semen when I masturbated to my first orgasm at age 13. I had heard at a clubhouse overnight that if you moved your penis up and down that "white stuff" would come out of it. I tried it at home, lying on my brother's bed. At first, nothing happened. Then I began to get this new feeling around my groin – something I had never felt before. I got scared, curious, and horny all at once, and about 3 seconds later I saw the "white stuff" shoot out the end of my penis onto my brother's bed. I lay there in awe, breathless, and very proud that I was now making the "white stuff." I have talked to my 12-year-old son about the basics and will tell him my first-time story when the time is right.
- age 45, Indiana
My school district has a decent sex-education curriculum, so I saw semen in a documentary they showed to the 5th grade. At the time, I was masturbating frequently, but "dry." I remember clearly the first time I ejaculated. I was startled at first, but then I remembered the program, so I calmed down and just accepted that I had reached this next part of my life. Actually, after a while I liked it and would play with my semen. Now it's just something to clean up. What an evolution!
- age 15, Pennsylvania
I was 17, and my boyfriend at the time was the second person I had ever had sex with. I was inexperienced (my first time was a one-nighter). He used to masturbate for me because I liked to watch him do it. He would do it when we showered together. I don't remember having much of a reaction, because it was just as I figured it would be. Maybe it was easier because in the shower, it just washed off right away and there was no mess.
- age 27, Japan (female)
When I was 12 1/2, I found an informative book about sex. So, I decided to try what I had read about. I was somewhat surprised, because I wasn't really expecting anything, and I had the door to my room wide open! I wasn't too bugged, other than that it got all over my boxers – I wasn't prepared for it.
- age 16, Arizona
My oldest memory of masturbation is of an older cousin showing me how to do it. I must have been around 11. I watched him and did the same. It felt very good. I think it was shortly after then that my first ejaculation happened. I suppose I was concerned about cleaning up in a little while, but my first impression of it was of enormous pleasure. I just felt great!
- age 33, Brazil
I have never seen it!
- age 13, New Zealand
The first time I saw semen, I didn't realize what it was. I'd had a "wet dream" that night. When I was sitting in the tub later, I washed myself "down there" a little longer, since it felt so good. Then I ejaculated semen for the first time. Wow! After that I never stopped.
- age 25, Netherlands
I had masturbated before but never could get anything from it except a huge erection. Then I searched the Internet for stuff like this Web site because I was curious. When I read up on it, I learned that I had to use lube to come to an orgasm. I ran upstairs, got some baby oil, and started to do the "the infinitely deep vagina" technique. It was great! I masturbated until I got a pulsing feeling in my lower abdomen. I knew what that was and kept on going. Soon I felt something in my penis. I looked down to see semen trickling out. Then it squirted and then trickled some more. My orgasm lasted for about 8 seconds. It was awesome. It was one of the best I've ever had, even to this day. Afterwards I called up all my guy friends to tell them the good news!
- age 13, Kentucky
I was with an older friend at a sleepover when I was 11. After his parents went to bed, my friend showed me how to masturbate. Until then, I had always been fascinated with my penis, but I never masturbated. He masturbated to orgasm, and when he ejaculated, I suddenly felt sick. It was the funniest thing. I must have had the most shocked look on my face, because my friend suddenly acted totally embarrassed about what he had just done.
- age 25, California
About a year ago, I was trying to find material about auto-fellatio on the Internet and by mistake clicked on a link to JackinWorld. I was 13 and did not masturbate yet, because I did not know how. I was waiting for my first "wet dream," because I figured masturbation would not be any fun if I could not ejaculate. But then I learned from this site that most boys never even have a "wet dream." So, I read about how to masturbate, grabbed some baby oil, and had a major orgasm. It was the first time I had ever seen semen. I was happy and proud of myself for ejaculating. Since then, I have masturbated once a day. I could not be happier! I forgot all about auto-fellatio. Who needs it when you can masturbate?
- age 14, Illinois
The first semen I saw was mine – at age 12. I was masturbating for the first time. I remember that my father was preparing a dinner for me in the kitchen, and I decided to try *this* thing in my room, because all of the boys in my class had tried it. I remember well that I was too shocked to feel any orgasmic pleasure. I just observed the white stuff squirting from my penis. I was actually more curious about the smell of the sperm. (I don't know why!) Even today, I don't like it. After that, I decided to focus on my own pleasure.
- age 22, Poland
I rode my bicycle with my friend over to her boyfriend's house so she could be with him. Her boyfriend had a friend over, and we were alone together. We started making out, and the next thing I knew, he had my tank top off. We played around for a while, and he asked me to give him a "hand job." I had never seen an erection before and was quite excited. I wasn't doing a very good job, so I asked him to masturbate himself. He ejaculated all over his chest and neck – it was awesome. I went home after that and masturbated myself.
- age 40, Connecticut (female)
I first saw my own semen on my 21st birthday. It was from my first climax after 7 frustrating years of trying to achieve orgasm by masturbating. I felt joy and relief. I've enjoyed masturbation ever since then, even into my almost 20 years of married life. Over the years, I've tasted my semen and used it as body lotion, as well as lubrication for seconds. And it's at least partly responsible for the three wonderful children I've fathered. I expect to talk to my sons so they'll know about masturbation and how to achieve orgasm. Parents shouldn't assume boys would just figure it out on their own. But masturbation may be a bit different for my sons, since I decided they did not have to be like their dad and be circumcised. All in all, I've enjoyed my semen, and although at times it can create quite a mess, I've never seen it as a burden.
- age 48, Florida
I first saw semen when I was 10. It was the summer break before 5th grade, and the weather was scorching hot. I took off my shirt and shorts and walked around my room in my underwear. Then I scratched my penis. That felt good, so I decided to continue scratching until I was overcome with a pleasing sensation. When I opened my eyes, I saw that my penis was covered with a thick, white liquid. I freaked out at first, not knowing what it was. I cleaned it up with a Kleenex, and then went to read a medical book.
- age 19, Philippines
I was probably almost 12, had noticed a rooster mating, and for some reason, took my penis out and started moving the foreskin back and forth. It started to feel good, and soon, with some strong contractions, the milky-colored semen came squirting out. The next day and daily thereafter, I found more of the same. Unfortunately, I haven't seen any in the last 9 1/2 years following a radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer. However, I still manage to get some mighty contractions from my orgasms.
- age 76, Wisconsin
I was at a sleepover when I was in 6th grade. It was at a friend's house, and he was telling me and some other kids about masturbation. Then he showed us.
- age 15, New Jersey
I first saw semen when I was 8 years old and saw my 14-year-old cousin masturbating in his bathroom. I was at a family reunion at his house, and as he was the oldest cousin, I used to follow him all the time. At one point, he excused himself and went upstairs to the bathroom. I followed him, and he told me to wait outside until he was finished. He took so long in there that I just opened the door and saw him standing with his pants down and his hand on his penis. I guess it was too late for him to stop, because almost instantly a white liquid came out of his penis. He just took me inside and closed the door. At the time, I did not know anything about masturbation, semen, or orgasm, so of course, I started to ask a lot of questions. He did not explain anything; he just cleaned himself up and made me promise not to tell anyone about it. I kept my promise and did not say anything to anyone. These days when I see my oldest cousin, now married with children, he always remembers the incident and kind of blushes.
- age 24, Mexico
I was on a Ferris wheel at a fair, and I sat down with my friend. After we had ridden for a while, I noticed some white stuff on the seat between us. It didn't move around and was sticky, so we were sure it was semen. I guess the ride wasn't exciting enough for somebody.
- age 16, California (female)
I was 11, and my 12-year-old cousin was staying overnight. We were in my bedroom, talking about sex and girls and what we'd like to do. We had already gotten ready for bed, and we were sitting naked on our beds, facing each other. We got erections while we talked, and then he showed me how to masturbate. It was exciting for me to watch him stroke his penis, and I imitated his movements. I never had such a sensation before. We both ended by having great orgasms. Mine was dry, but his culminated in semen spraying all over his belly. This opened a whole new world for me!
- age 40, Pennsylvania
I was 11 and my 13-year-old stepbrother and I were looking for my dad's porno movies. My stepbrother asked me, "Do you ever feel like you have to [masturbate]?" I answered that I did, and the next thing I knew, I was staring at my stepbrother's penis as he masturbated. I remember that it looked much bigger than mine. Before long he said, "Here it comes," and semen started spilling from his penis. I was envious, because whenever I masturbated nothing came out. In fact, I was 15 before I could ejaculate.
- age 19, Ohio
When I was 6 or 7 years old, my cousin, who was 13, masturbated in front of me and my brother and ejaculated. I thought it was spit. He would play with our penises and I always wondered why mine didn't spit, too.
- age 29, Texas
I was about 11 and had just found this site. I went into the bathroom, started masturbating, and then ejaculated. The sad thing was, I was so excited from finding the site that I didn't realize I had actually ejaculated. I thought it was "pre-cum."
- age 15, Arizona
I had been masturbating with my two best friends for several months. We all knew about semen, but none of us could produce any yet. I was the first to actually ejaculate – alone. I was so excited by this sudden passage into manhood that the next afternoon I got my friends together for a masturbation session and showed them what I could do. It was mostly clear and sort of oozed instead of squirting, but they were impressed anyway. In another couple of weeks, when I was able to squirt the white stuff like an adult, that lead to another demonstration. I sure miss those days!
- age 30, California
I was a little over 12 years old and had just spotted pubic hair 2 weeks earlier. As usual, I was masturbating on my bed. I expected the usual dry orgasm, but it was a little different this time. The orgasm wasn't any more intense than usual, but it lasted a few seconds longer. I had expected ejaculation to happen someday, so it wasn't a shock to me. I dipped my fingers into the semen to feel its texture. I remember it being creamy and sticky, just like what I produce today, but it was more transparent than the whitish semen I get now. Since I hadn't prepared tissues, I spread the semen over my pubic area so it would not drip. I got up, found some tissues, and wiped it off. Then, I got dressed and continued life as a new young man.
- age 16, Malaysia
I was 16 the first time I saw semen. My then-boyfriend and I were having sex for the first time. He was about to enter me, but he ejaculated before he could. As a result, his semen landed on my stomach and pubic hair. It kind of ruined the mood!
- age 41, California (female)
When my friend and I were both 13 years old, we were wrestling in his room. We had our basketball shorts on and were on top of each other, rolling around on the carpet. We could feel the other getting erections; then all of a sudden he stopped wrestling with me, pulled out his penis, and ejaculated all over my shorts. This was the first time I saw semen and another person's penis. It freaked me out at first, because I thought it was gross. About 6 months later, I figured out I could shoot semen, too.
- age 17, Nevada
When I was 12, I had been masturbating for a few months, but had been stopping before orgasm because the feeling became so intense. One day I decided to push myself just a little farther than before. I had heard other boys talk about masturbating but had no idea what was about to happen. When the semen came flying out, I was unprepared! It spurted all over everywhere, making a mess. The color, thickness, smell, and force of the contractions were all totally unexpected. I freaked out! I wish I had read JackinWorld before that first time.
- age 18, Texas
I was 11. I had always been interested in my penis. It always seemed to be stiff and I was always playing with it, but never for longer than ten minutes or so. I started rubbing it with my hand, but then thought that lying down and rubbing it on my bed sheets would be better, since I did that every night. The sensations became so intense that I couldn't stop until finally, semen shot out on the sheets leaving a huge puddle. I thought that was so cool that I put my hand in it and felt the warmth and the slick texture. I tasted it – not too bad. However, I really wanted to see all that sperm swimming around in the fluid, so I put a drop on a slide under my microscope. The scope just didn't have enough power.
- age 44, Iowa
The first time I saw semen was also the first time I touched my boyfriend's penis. We were making out at the riverside, and it didn't take much to masturbate him to orgasm. It was evening and I could barely see it after I pulled my hand out of his pants. It reminded me of mucus, except that it was extra sticky. It got under my class ring and glued it securely to my finger until I got home and washed it off (somewhat regretfully) in the bathroom.
- age 20, Virginia (female)
My best friend and I used to masturbate with each other quite often before either of us could ejaculate. Then one day he bragged that he had ejaculated for the first time. It goes without saying that the next time we were alone together, I asked to see him ejaculate, and he obliged – even holding up his hand at the end for me to see as proof. That was the first time I had ever seen semen. I thought it was cool, but at the same time, kind of gross. Orgasms seemed much cleaner, physically and emotionally, before semen came into the picture.
- age 18, Massachusetts
I first saw semen completely by accident. I was five or six and had learned how to work the VCR. I went to my father's desk to get an envelope and saw a videotape in the back. I put it in and discovered that it was porn. At such a young age, I could not understand why I was getting an erection as I watched the movie. I then saw a man ejaculate all over woman's body. I was totally disgusted. I thought it looked like runny mashed potatoes. From then on, I swore never to eat those white spuds again. My parents couldn't figure out why. Eventually I overcame this fear – but at a young age, I enjoyed my erection and viewed the movie often, eventually imitating with my hand what I saw in the movie and having my first masturbation session.
- age 21, Indiana
The first time I ever saw real semen (as opposed to on a video) was the same time I first tried anal stimulation. It was a thin object, but the feeling was intense enough to bring me to my first ejaculation. It wasn't my first orgasm; I was much younger when I started to masturbate. I was actually kind of proud of it, because it meant I was maturing. Still, it kind of made me want to say, "Ewww!"
- age 15, Wisconsin
I was about 16. The weird part is I had tasted it and felt it before, but still had never seen it. As young teens, we always did things with lights out because the actual sight of everything was still too embarrassing. I can't really remember details about it; I just figure it was with my boyfriend at the time. The fact that I can't remember must mean I didn't think of it as a big deal. Now the sight of it excites me. Woo-hoo!
- age 21, California (female)
I was around 12, had gotten out of the shower, and was drying off in my bedroom. When I went to dry my crotch, it felt strange. So I did it again. Then it began to feel good. I kept doing it and began to hump my towel on the floor. All of a sudden it felt like my body was turning inside out – a good feeling, of course! Out came this mostly clear, slightly white goo. Wow! What an experience.
- age 19, Missouri
It was when I first masturbated a guy. Initially, I thought, "Damn I'm good!" (Well okay, it took me a couple tries to really get the hang of it.) The next few thoughts went something like: (a) not as much semen as I thought there'd be (and it was actually quite a lot), (b) not the consistency I thought it'd be, (c) wondered what it tasted like, (d) my hand hurt, and (e) wondered if the guy was still conscious!
- age 24, Maryland (female)
I was in the 6th grade. There was a used condom outside of my school. We were going outside for gym, and some friends of mine found it.
- age 18, North Carolina
I was almost 13 when an older woman of 18 initiated me to the wonders of sex. She explained all about the functions of sexual activity and proceeded to demonstrate the techniques she liked – and those that she enjoyed giving. During these activities, she caused me to have my first orgasm. That was when I saw my semen for the first time. I had heard discussions of sexual activity, but had always thought they were lies. What a pleasant surprise!
- age 63, South Carolina
I was in the shower at about age 12. I was cleaning myself as usual when I felt a strange need to focus more attention on my penis. I ended up masturbating to orgasm. It was an exciting yet scary feeling. I knew then I was a "man" and yet wasn't sure about what to do with it. All in all it was exhilarating, and I have enjoyed seeing that part of me ever since.
- age 25, Arizona