Physical features commonly reported as turn-ons included (for males) body hair, butts, thighs, calves, feet, hands, muscular definition, (for females) breasts, and (again for males) hard, bulging muscles. Actions commonly reported as turn-ons included stimulating the anus and nipples, (for males) rubbing the torso and legs, (for males) pressing or tickling the area between the base of the scrotum and the anus, and (with a companion) being tickled.]
My own body actually turns me on a lot! One of my favorite things to do is to masturbate in front of a mirror. One time my boyfriend and I videotaped me masturbating, and now I watch that often as I do it. I'm not attracted to other girls, and in every other respect I'm totally straight – but, I'd really like to have lesbian sex with a clone of myself or something. The specific parts I like best are my legs, genitals, and breasts.
- age 14, Nebraska (female)
This Week's Wackiest Response:
I'm ugly as hell! Why do you think I have to masturbate?
- age 17, Indiana (female)
I like the feeling of all of my body, especially my chest, stomach, hair, and head (the one with the face). I usually explore these places while I masturbate.
- age 18, Louisiana
My stomach makes me horny. I like to rub it up and down, and before I know it, *bam* – I'm masturbating.
- age 14, Maine
I like to feel my firm, muscled butt.
- age 37, Texas
Yeah, my brain's thoughts turn me on! But seriously, when I graze the hairs on the inside of my thighs, it gives me goosebumps in my crotch and drives me crazy. I end up quickly mastubating whenever I do that.
- age 16, California
Ever since puberty, my pubic hair has fascinated me. I like to run my fingers through it, especially the hair directly around the base of my penis.
- age 26, Kentucky
My very fit body turns me on. I like to rub my abs and chest as part of my masturbation routine.
- age 14, New Jersey
I can't say my own body turns me on appreciably, except for my penis, which is a fairly good size and looks erotic when it's erect. I've tried looking at myself in the mirror while I masturbate, but since I'm not my own "type," I don't really find my own body sexy.
- age 44, Tennessee
Sometimes, I look at myself naked in the mirror and get an erection right away. I often like to watch myself from the side, because I love to see the curves and moves of my body as I masturbate.
- age 17, Maryland
My body turns me on because it's smooth, like a woman's body. I don't yet have much hair on my chest. My bellybutton and my nipples turn me on the most, and when I masturbate, I usually rub my nipples and stick my finger in my bellybutton and wriggle it around in there for increased pleasure. Sometimes I pretend my anus is a woman's vagina, and I put my finger in there as part of a fantasy. Usually I stimulate these parts of my body while pretending I'm touching a woman.
- age 17, Minnesota
I love to feel and look at my beard. I shave every couple of days and love to feel and look at the one- or two-day growth when I masturbate.
- age 31, New York
I like to squeeze my nipples a little. When I am almost to the climax, I squeeze them hard. I think it gives me a stronger orgasm.
- age 18, Louisiana
I have removed the hair on my scrotum through electrolysis and enjoy the soft, smooth feeling of the skin in my hand. Also, sometimes my foreskin, through the normal up-and-down action, gives me pleasant, sharp pains as it is stretched back. Last would have to be the shape of my penis head – it flares out, and when I lube up, I like to feel the ridge in my hand.
- age 47, Canada
Tickling the spot between my scrotum and butt arouses me fast and seems to make me ejaculate more semen. I have ejaculated by doing only that and twitching my penis – hands free masturbating.
- age 14, Ohio
I take great pride in keeping in good shape, and one of the benefits is a sexy me! My legs and breasts are my favorite parts. I find that running my fingernails lightly over the insides of my thighs is a sure-fire way to turn myself on. Another big turn-on is to watch myself in the mirror as I do this.
- age 41, California (female)
I become quite aroused when the flip of my ear is stimulated. If anybody kisses or caresses my ear, I get incredibly horny. Sometimes, I touch my own ear as I masturbate.
- age 18, Sweden
I started working out just 6 weeks ago. I first noticed that my arms began to get bigger. Now, whenever I take off my shirt and flex my biceps, arms, and shoulders, it turns me on. Watching myself flex in a mirror is now a frequent nightly ritual before I masturbate.
- age 18, Canada
I am quite vain. I've got a hairy body, and the view of my hairy chest and legs turns me on. Sometimes I imagine that someone – a girl whose partner's body is not hairy, or even a non-hairy guy – flatters me because he gets excited by looking at me. Often, these thoughts make me ejaculate readily when I masturbate.
- age 43, Argentina
I most like my ankles. Guys wearing tennis shoes with no socks really turn me on. So, sometimes I put just tennis shoes on and masturbate while looking at my ankles.
- age 17, Tennessee
The area behind my knees turns me on the most. I wish I could put my penis in there and squeeze and thrust. I have been trying to do this since the tender age of 11, but my miniscule schlonger and long legs prevent it. I really wish I could do this after I am sweaty from a workout, when it is all warm and moist.
- age 28, Kentucky
When I masturbate, I love to caress my breasts and suck on my nipples. Sometimes I switch hands and lick the fingers I have just been masturbating with. I find this makes my orgasms even more fantastic than just the usual finger penetration of my vagina.
- age 16, California (female)
I find my pubic hair quite arousing. I like to shave or trim it from time to time, to give it different looks. Sometimes, it's thick and everywhere; other times, neat and trim. And sometimes it's not there at all!
- age 20, Arizona
I have found that staring at my hairy legs as I masturbate really gets me going. I don't know why!
- age 13, Kentucky
I'm gay and have always found other men's hands to be kind of sexy to look at. So when I'm alone, I do what I can to amuse myself with my own hands. Also, I like to use a mirror to watch my hands caress parts of myself I can't usually see – particularly the perineum, or to see "the usual" from a different angle.
- age 36, Washington
Having my back tickled turns me on. I love to be tickled. My legs and near my pubic area are likewise highly ticklish, so they turn me on. I don't use this during masturbation, but when my boyfriend does it, he sometimes may do it.
- age 15, Pennsylvania (female)
My tongue and lips turn me on. As I stimulate myself and fantasize about being with someone, I'll move my tongue around my lips as if I were French kissing myself, but pretending it to be someone else. If you extend your tongue just outside the lips and touch the skin, it leaves a cool, wet feeling – almost the same feeling you get when receiving a sloppy kiss. I don't like to get too sloppy, but the more intense stimulation I give, the sloppier I get with my tongue.
- age 28, Michigan
My hairy butt turns me on! I like to stroke the hairs on it with one hand as I masturbate with the other. I also like my breasts! They are the size of a woman's – probably a B- or C-cup.
- age 15, Alabama
My own body turns me on, especially my feet. I like to start a masturbation session by walking around the block barefoot, or going barefoot to a public place such as the grocery store or the bank. I frequently rub the soles of my feet when I masturbate, and sometimes I rub my penis on the soles. I can't imagine masturbating without being barefoot!
- age 35, California
I don't think I'm good looking, but I like it that my muscles are starting to develop, especially my chest and my "6-pack." Sometimes when I masturbate, I watch myself in the mirror and try to flex my muscles as much as I can. It's kind of like watching somebody else, which I think would be cool. Also, I don't know if this counts, but I get highly turned on by softly stroking the insides of my legs from my knees up to near my scrotum. It relaxes me, but it also excites me when I start to rub my penis.
- age 14, Australia
As a gay man, I think we intrinsically possess what we seek most in others. So, there is often a certain narcissistic element to masturbation. But outside this egocentrism I am personally aroused by the aromas my own body produces. I sometimes find the different odors of my underarms and my crotch very intoxicating. I'll often have one arm over my head to inhale my scent as I'm masturbating. This is the only aphrodisiac I've found that really works for me – my nose is my most sensitive erogenous zone!
- age 35, Canada
I like to smell my armpits when I masturbate – not when I've been sweating and they stink, but just the normal smell of the skin there. It's different and I like it for some reason.
- age 14, Australia
When I first reached puberty I concentrated on the new hairs sprouting around my penis, and I would run my fingers through them. When I finally grew a few hairs under my arms (at age 23!), my armpits became my focus. I would gently tug on them, or lick my armpit, as I stroked my penis with my other hand. Now, my nipples are most frequently a part of my masturbation. I rub them between my fingers, flick them gently, or let a sharp jet of water hit them as I shower. And finally, I am fascinated by the many hairs growing up the shaft of my penis, which I tease with one hand as I play with one of my other body parts.
- age 40, Oregon
I get turned on by looking at and feeling the hair by my scrotum, under my arms, and all around my penis. If I'm unable to look at something or someone else to masturbate to, I can always look at myself.
- age 14, Illinois
I *love* to play with my breasts during a masturbation session. I wear a 36DDD bra, and so they're not very sensitive. But it's not the sensation in my breasts that drives me wild – it's the feeling of their size, weight, and shape. Somehow, knowing they're so big and actually feeling it is a complete turn-on, and when I focus on that it always gives me the most intense orgasms.
- age 23, New York (female)
The hair on my head does. Sometimes I rub my free hand through my hair when I masturbate. I don't know why – I just get some kind of sensation that makes my experience more pleasurable.
- age 14, Oregon
I like to keep my pubic hair trimmed – I like that a lot. Also shaved. Not only do I find it sexy, but according to a survey more than 70% of women find it sexy, too. My face and chest are also a little turn-on.
- age 16, Canada
To me, my whole body can be a sexual organ if I use it correctly. I often give my entire body a light massage before or during masturbation. I focus on areas such as my nipples, inner thighs, and sides. It helps make masturbation more of a relaxation activity, which I think is good – not only for me, but for everyone.
- age 15, Wisconsin