A couple of years ago, I borrowed a buddy's camcorder and filmed myself masturbating 5 times in different places in my house. When I first watched it, I felt weird. It didn't seem that I was watching myself. But it was a real turn-on to see what I would look like doing that in front of other people. My penis looked really big on the screen, my testicles flopped a lot more than I thought, and I ejaculated more than I ever realized. My buddies heard about the video and made me show it to them one night when we were hanging out together. They thought it was cool that I had filmed myself, and I even noticed a couple of them shifting around in their chairs because they had gotten erections. I've never masturbated with them, but I guess that now, in a roundabout way, I have.
- age 19, Texas
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I love masturbating in front of the mirror, because about a minute after I start, I fall into the mirror and keep going down a tunnel, butt naked. When I land, Alice and the white rabbit are there. Alice wants to masturbate me, which she does, and the white rabbit videotapes it on his Sony Handycam. Then after I have an orgasm, the 3 of us go back to my place, pop in the video, and masturbate each other all night. One time my mom came home and caught us. She asked why she hadn't met my girlfriend and why a rabbit was holding a camcorder.
- age 18, Texas
Sometimes I watch myself in the bathroom mirror as I masturbate while in the shower. Resources are limited in the bathroom, so this is among the few things I can do to turn myself on.
- age 18, Connecticut
I have watched myself often and find it highly erotic to see my erection thicken and swell just as someone else would see it if they were standing a few feet away. It's exciting and enjoyable to watch the excitement in my face, and if I take my time, to see myself sweat and go into orgasmic spasm.
- age 42, California
I do not have a video camera, so I have not videotaped myself. I used to masturbate in a mirror often. It depends on my mood. If I'm in a "gangsta" mood and am standing up, I find it a turn-on to see my penis. Mine happens to be larger, and it makes me feel manly and strong. But if I am sitting down, I tend to focus more on my facial expressions, which look kind of dorky. I don't enjoy them one bit!
- age 17, Minnesota
It's interesting to see myself from a different angle – like what a partner might see. It is arousing to see my penis from the side or underneath, instead of from my usual top-down angle. Or, I can get a good look at my scrotum moving around as I play. But once I've ejaculated, I usually feel a little silly at having watched myself like that!
- age 24, Indiana
The first time I taped myself on video and played it back, I was shocked with myself, thinking I must be really perverse. But I got over that and began to have fun making short porno films starring myself. The best of these involved me wearing combat gear and a helmet, scurrying into the room as if I were on maneuvers, then stripping off and going for it. I called it "Benjamin's Privates" as homage to Goldie Hawn.
- age 36, United Kingdom
I have a large wall mirror in my room, and I love just to look at my hand go up and down on my penis. It feels so great – like I'm really mature and grown up. I'm like, "Wow, I'm actually masturbating!" Also I have taken pictures and made a video of myself masturbating. It gives me a sense of accomplishment to look at myself naked and masturbating. I am very proud to masturbate.
- age 14, Illinois
I love to watch myself masturbate in my mirror from every angle. The physiology of ejaculation intrigues me, and it excites me greatly to see my testicles move back and forth as I approach release, and then finally, to see them as they snug up close to my body for the big "O."
- age 27, Michigan
I enjoy both mirrors and videotaping. I have two camcorder tapes (total of one hour) of myself masturbating. If you are a kid and you do this, be sure no one will find them, as my mom did. I labeled the masturbation tapes "A" and "B." I had previously labeled my little brother's Little League baseball game tapes with his team initials. One time, my mom went into my room looking for the baseball tapes to show her sister. Not knowing any better, she started to play one of my masturbation tapes instead. When I got home, my mom explained what happened. She apologized for not asking me first.
- age 15, Florida
I taped myself with a digital camera a few times as I masturbated. I liked it. I even shared a few of the movie-stills with two ICQ-friends.
- age 21, the Netherlands
I once videotaped myself masturbating, and what I saw on video nearly put me off masturbation forever. When I played it back, there was an old man who is overweight, and not the young, virile man I thought that I had videotaped. I vowed never to video or photograph myself again.
- age 60, United Kingdom
I do enjoy watching myself in a mirror occasionally. Videotaping myself isn't really for me, but the mirror provides another perspective on what I'm doing while I masturbate. That knowledge can help me masturbate more pleasurably by changing certain things I do. It helps in that respect, but it's *always* fun to watch my facial expression when I reach orgasm.
- age 15, New Jersey
I find it arousing to see myself in the throes of passion when I masturbate. And the more excited I get, the more intense and pleasurable my orgasm is. I have a floor-to-ceiling mirror in the hallway where I can easily watch myself masturbate and see *everything*. I also videotaped myself once, but I prefer to use the mirror.
- age 46, California
I love to watch myself masturbate in a mirror. It's a huge turn-on to see what my penis and testicles look like from a different angle. And, I love to see the look in my eyes as I'm doing all this to myself. The best part is watching myself ejaculate – it's such a sexual thing to watch!
- age 20, United Kingdom
Once I trimmed my pubic hair while watching in a mirror and then decided to masturbate, too. I thought it was going to be especially exciting, but I really couldn't pay attention to the mirror, so I lay back to finish.
- age 30, California (female)
I'm a bit of a closet exhibitionist. At first, I'm shy about being seen naked, but then I get very turned on when I see myself in a mirror or in pictures – whether I'm masturbating or just exposed. (Sometimes, I wish my parents had more pictures of me nude as a child.) Seeing my body reflected or captured on film makes me think someone else might see me. I find that incredibly exciting. Plus, it's such a rush to stare into my own eyes as I reach orgasm.
- age 25, Illinois
I don't think of my penis as a very attractive organ. In fact, it's downright ugly. I'd rather close my eyes and imagine that I'm having sex, which is what my body thinks I'm doing anyway. However, if I were female, this would be a different story – I'd want to stop halfway through my session and watch my vagina beg for more.
- age 17, New Mexico
I'm reminded of the Woody Allen quip about the mirror on his bedroom ceiling with a label that reads, "Things in this mirror are larger than they appear!" Once, when I used a mirror while masturbating, it seemed useful at the outset to help arouse me. But towards the end, I was far too wrapped up in my own thoughts and feelings to look at the mirror.
- age 60, New Jersey
Just to be reminded of my total absorption in the experience is a turn-on. I'm not turned on by the appearance of my body, so much as the passion that results from masturbating. Very nice and hot!
- age 57, Vermont (female)
I don't like to watch myself, and I would never make a video of myself masturbating because somebody could find it (like a parent or someone you're not comfortable discussing it with).
- age 14, Connecticut
I used to get *very* turned on as a teenager, when I would watch myself in the mirror. It was part erotic and part self-discovery. I think if I had had a video camera, I would have taped myself. But I would have been petrified if my parents had caught me. They were strict Catholics.
- age 38, Idaho
Watching myself masturbate is awesome, but the best is making videos of myself and watching them repeatedly. I make videos all the time using my web cam, and that's when I experiment. I use different techniques and sometimes include anal masturbation, which is great. One day, I would like to video my girlfriend and me fooling around and maybe having sex, and then just watch the video over and over.
- age 16, New York
I have enjoyed watching myself in a mirror since I discovered masturbation at age 11. I have gone to great efforts to see myself while I masturbate. I would stack pillows and blankets on beds so I could see myself in the mirror above a dresser. I would move beds to see better and have even taken mirrors off a wall and propped them up on the floor so I could masturbate on the floor and watch myself. Watching in a mirror is an absolute turn-on for me. Whether I am masturbating alone, masturbating with a friend, or having intercourse, it greatly increases my arousal.
- age 57, Georgia
I made a videotape of myself masturbating when I was 11, and I still watch it today. It is very interesting to see how I have grown and what techniques I used to use. It feels as if I am with someone else and makes me feel that I am masturbating with my inner child.
- age 19, California
I masturbate in front of a mirror every once in a while, and once I borrowed a video camera to film myself masturbating. The mirror is fun, but watching the videos is still a turn-on. Just the process of setting up the shoot is extremely arousing. The scene: a guy watching an X-rated video. The whole event was so intense! My penis swelled so much just before I had my orgasm that when later I watched the video, I could not even recognize it as my own. I showed it to a girlfriend once, and she wanted to watch it again and again.
- age 38, Rhode Island
I nearly always look in the mirror when I masturbate. I start off just looking in the mirror after I get undressed to take a shower. Looking at myself naked gives me an erection, and then I masturbate and ejaculate into the basin and wash the semen down the drain. Then I shower. That way, nobody ever knows what I've done. It's fun to look at yourself naked and masturbate, but probably not as much fun as looking at somebody else naked.
- age 13, Australia
I used to get very turned *off* at the site of me masturbating. Then my girlfriend wanted me to record myself masturbating in ways that she wanted to see. So, like a good boyfriend, I did it and sent it to her via e-mail. As I watched myself one day, I actually became very aroused. I don't watch myself often, but when I do, I get positive reactions.
- age 22, North Carolina
Even though my penis is only about five inches (12.7cm.) long, I am still fascinated by it and I like to watch myself masturbate in the mirror. The only problem with doing that is that I must stand up to see my penis in the mirror because I don't have any full body mirrors in the house, and when I am having an orgasm, its so intense that I can barely stand up.
- age 14, Florida
I've made videos of myself occasionally. The first time was in high school – after hours, in the A-V lab, I set up a black-and-white camera and taped myself on the school's only video recorder, a clumsy reel-to-reel machine. (VCRs were still pretty expensive then.) I don't think it was more than a few seconds long, because I was paranoid of getting caught – and this is an instance where the word "caught" really would have applied! I watched it quickly and then erased it – several times, Watergate-style.
- age 35, California
I wouldn't enjoy watching myself very much. I don't masturbate because I turn myself on; rather, I do it to reflect upon the more *attractive* females I have seen during the day – or maybe something my girlfriend did.
- age 14, Canada
I must say, I've never tried either method of watching myself masturbating, but I think I'll try watching myself in a mirror later today after reading this question. I'd think it would be hot to watch myself ejaculate!
- age 32, Australia
I like to watch myself both in the mirror and on video. The sight of my body has always turned me on. I'm not muscular, but toned. All I have to do is stand in front of a mirror naked and I'll have an erection in seconds. I'm not gay; I just like to see my penis erect and my testicles hanging low. My favorite is to watch myself ejaculate on video. I like the close-ups of my ejaculations, but that scene always ends my session. I can go crazy in a department-store fitting room.
- age 16, Texas
I have done it a few times, and it is somewhat erotic to watch myself stroke – but since I don't find my own body attractive, it's not something I do often. If I had a great, tight body, I would probably do it a lot more often.
- age 45, Tennessee
Yes I enjoy it a lot. Watching my nipples, and my whole body as I masturbate, turns me on.
- age 12, Finland
I watch myself most of the time. It turns me on to see my buildup of pleasure. I like my body, and of course, my penis. It's also satisfying to see myself ejaculate! Sometimes I fantasize that it's not me I'm watching in the mirror, but another boy.
- age 21, Germany
After reading this Question, I tried masturbating in front of a mirror and found it quite interesting. It was extremely arousing to see myself masturbating using the Infinite Vagina and Rosy Palm techniques JackinExpert Collection, and it definitely enhanced my orgasm. However, I did get distracted at times to looking at other parts of my body, which took my mind off my fantasies.
- age 16, United Kingdom
About 5 years ago I made a video of myself masturbating. When I watched it I became nauseated – mainly because I looked heavier than I thought I was. My penis seemed small compared to my body size. Since then I've lost 40 pounds, and it's amazing how much bigger my penis looks after I lost the weight. Nevertheless, I have no plans to get the video camera out again.
- age 41, Texas
I have videotaped and photographed myself while masturbating, and I didn't find it nearly as erotic as seeing someone else do it. Perhaps it is because you get used to seeing yourself do it, so when you see it on video it's not much different. Plus, there is always the risk of getting caught. One time, I recorded myself masturbating on tape and forgot to erase it. Later one day, my sister and I were going through tapes and she was like, "Oh my god, who is that?" And I was like, "OH GOD!" It was the most embarrassing moment of my life!
- age 16, South Carolina
My sex drive has only gotten stronger since I was 17, but my waistline has grown, too. When I masturbate I like to see my own erection, but an objective view of the gut kills my mood.
- age 25, Ohio
I've videotaped myself masturbating quite a few times. The first was two years ago, and I have tried to do it every few months. It's fun; I really like to masturbate while I watch myself. I guess that's kind of weird, because I'm just turning myself on. It's like double masturbation. Maybe I'm just self-centered. But really, the coolest part is that I can watch the tapes and see how my body has changed – how I do things differently. I'm definitely much better with my fingers than I used to be. It's a lot of fun. Just don't lose the tape!
- age 14, Kentucky (female)
I do like to see myself masturbate, because I have a beautiful penis.
- age 33, Maryland
I'm bisexual, so both sexes turn me on. Therefore, seeing myself masturbate gives me pleasure. Besides, seeing what I look like when I do it helps so I can hide it if I do it in public.
- age 13, Pennsylvania (female)
I would videotape myself masturbating if I had a video camera. I sometimes like to masturbate in front of a mirror. But I've had scoliosis since I was 17, so it's kind of hard to get over some of the negative feelings I have about my body. My shoulders and back are uneven. I think if I had a body like the models in fitness magazines, I'd masturbate in front of a mirror often.
- age 36, New York
Every morning, I am nude when I shave in front of the mirror. The sink counter is just the right height for my testicles and penis to rest on it. I drape a hand towel over the edge so I can shave and "move" just right to get a sensational feeling before I finish off with my hand. Both "creams" then rinse down the drain with ease. I'd love a video of this, but wife and kids make that difficult.
- age 46, Ohio
I enjoy masturbating in front of a mirror! I don't think I'm handsome or anything, but I just think it's cool. It's like having a friend to enjoy the time with you. I'm proud of my penis. It's not especially big (15cm, nearly 6 inches) considering I'm almost 1.90 meters tall (over 6'2"), but I do love watching it from another perspective!
- age 16, Portugal
I can happily masturbate in the same position for a long time, but the first time I made a video of myself, it was boring to watch. I learned that it's much more interesting to change scenes every minute or so. That means setting up shots, getting positioned in them, getting an erection, and then starting the camera, but stopping every minute or so to change the shot. That's quite different from normal masturbation behavior, right? Over time, I added each scene to the end of a tape, and the eventual result was about 30 minutes of very specific video. After a while, I got tired of obsessing about the camera and put it away for about a year. Then when I watched it again, it was incredibly exciting to watch and remember the scenes of myself stimulating my penis in different rooms, on pillows, standing in the yard, and so on. And every few minutes, there was a powerful scene of my own semen squirting there before my very eyes. It's much better than looking in the mirror.
- age 53, Vermont
Sometimes I feel quite erotic when I stare at my naked reflection in a mirror. And sometimes when I masturbate, I go ahead and take off all my clothes – it's much more sensual. I love to look at my breasts and my erect nipples. I've occasionally thought of masturbating in front of a mirror, but I haven't tried it. I think I will! As for a video, maybe in the future, when there's no danger of mom and dad finding it!
- age 17, Spain (female)
Watching myself is more fun than ever, now that I have the PC and web cam. I can video myself or go online and see what I would like. The best sex one can ever have is with oneself. I have been with the same person for over 20 years and we have great sex, but the sex I have with myself is special and just for me. I video myself often and have one very good time.
- age 52, Mississippi