Shaving – carefully. It's something I picked up when I was a teen and starting to shave was part of the whole process of growing up sexually, including getting pubic hair and a full-size penis. To this day, I can be standing there naked, sawing away, and suddenly get a boner that wants attention. When that happens, I keep shaving with my right hand and start stroking my penis with my left. Over the years, this has taught me four important lessons. One, I *can* masturbate to climax with my non-dominant hand. Two, a tender-skin shaving gel doubles as a great lube. Three, I've learned to put the razor down when I get to the point of no return, if I want to avoid a face full of nicks. And four, I ejaculate into a wash basin full of hot water, which makes the clean-up super easy.
- age 33, Vermont
This Week's Wackiest Response:
If I was doing something with my free hand, it wouldn't be free anymore.
- age 15, Connecticut
I use my other hand to fast-forward through the boring parts of the porno.
- age 22, Minnesota
I usually rub my scrotum and sometimes right underneath my scrotum with my free hand. It definitely enhances my orgasms.
- age 16, Michigan
I usually place my left hand's index and middle fingers at the top base of my penis and press down; or, I manipulate my scrotum. I also stimulate the underside of my penis just below the head.
- age 43, Louisiana
When I first started to masturbate, I didn't do anything with my free hand. But, within the past few months, I have realized the great pleasure of massaging my scrotum while I masturbate. It makes my orgasms much stronger, and I ejaculate farther.
- age 14, Connecticut
Most of the time, I just hold my left arm against the side of my body or over my chest – or, clutch the towel I use for easy cleanup. Lately, though, I've found myself, as I near orgasm, pressing my left thumb against the base of my erection along the upper side of it, and sometimes using both hands to finish myself off. I seem to have stumbled across this spot that is definitely more sensitive for me at that point.
- age 33, Canada
My grandmother got me a pottery wheel for my last birthday. Besides making pottery on it I've also discovered it's great for masturbating. I can build up a little mound of clay on it, wet it with a lot of water so it's gushy, and then rub my clitoris against it as it turns. Sometimes, I even squat down gently on top of it, letting it rub against the lips of my vagina and start to push up inside me. When I do this of course, I have the house to myself for a while, so I'm completely naked and can do all kinds of things with my hands. They get covered in clay too, and I like to rub the clay all over my body. I especially like to hold my butt as I hump the clay. It takes a lot of balance to stand up over the clay with your legs open, so I can feel the muscles of my butt and legs tense up. When I'm about to get an orgasm, I like to rub my knees and my thighs, but when I actually have an orgasm, I usually grab the rim of the pottery wheel to keep my balance and because I need to grab something hard. It's how I got my first orgasm! (The next day, the next door neighbor said she heard me shouting for joy and wanted to know what the good news was, so I try to be quieter these days.)
- age 14, Maine (female)
I play with my testes at first. I also use my free hand to keep lubricating. When I'm close to orgasm, I apply pressure on the base of the penis, right on the urethra, to prolong the orgasm and enhance the feeling – physically and mentally. Actually feeling the duct's contractions with my fingertips and the semen pushing through gives me a better understanding of what's happening at the moment of orgasm, which is nice.
- age 21, Venezuela
Usually, I just cradle my scrotum and fondle my testicles. But sometimes, when I feel like I'm getting near the point of no return, I'll stop, lube up one finger on my off hand, ease it into my anus, and play with my prostate the rest of the way. That's always worked well for me – except maybe the day that my dad walked in on me to see why I was late getting going on a school day. The foot of my bed faces the door, and my knees were up and wide apart, so I guess he caught the whole show: my hips pumping like crazy, my finger wiggling two knuckles deep in my butt, my penis pointed straight up and spouting like Old Faithful. I must say that my dad was cool, though. He handed me a couple of tissues from the box he had put by my bed and said something like, "Have a good, long shower." He's never said another word about it since then.
- age 16, Missouri
To be perfectly honest, I have no idea what I do with my other hand now that I actually think about it!
- age 20, New Zealand
I usually rub the tip of my penis with the "pre-cum" that oozes out.
- age 14, Iceland
There is a spot just to the north of the anus that is sometimes referred to as the male clitoris. I don't suppose most men realize this, but when this spot is stimulated, it can lead to a much more powerful orgasm; sometimes it can lead to orgasm without even touching your penis. I have discovered that it you treat this spot as you would a woman's clitoris (that is, varying the intensity of direct stimulation), the orgasms can be very rewarding. This is the spot that I usually stimulate with my free hand while I am masturbating.
- age 37, Massachusetts
My testes hang really low compared with other boys in my class. I normally use my spare hand to stimulate my scrotum and testes, and also to pull on the fine hairs that have just started to grow on my scrotum. Without this steadying hand on my sack, my testes tend to swing violently as I approach orgasm.
- age 15, Norway
I use my free hand to play with my scrotum or stimulate my nipples. I sometimes switch hands. If I am in the shower, I use my free hand to direct the flow of water from the showerhead towards my scrotum and penis until I climax.
- age 60, New York
I used to be a two-handed masturbator, usually alternating strokes in the same direction, a la the "endless vagina" or the endless withdrawal. Some time ago, I started using only my right hand since I am right handed. But after having to "degrease" my computer mouse several times, I started using my right hand to navigate the mouse while navigating my penis with the left. At first, the novelty of using a different hand was especially arousing but now it is just cleaner and more convenient.
- age 51, New Jersey
I wish I had three hands, then I could do what I only kind of manage to do with two – one directly stimulating my clitoris, and the other using a few fingers to thrust my vibrator in and out of my vagina with another finger caressing my anus. If I am only stimulating my clitoris, then I usually use other hand to look at porn on the net, or hold onto something in the intensity of orgasm.
- age 18, United Kingdom (female)
Sometimes I like to rub my stomach, gently and slowly it's very sensual. Other times, I rub my anus at about the same pace that I am masturbating, rubbing it really hard and fast when I ejaculate. A favorite is to gently rub the natural lubricant I make over the urethra; it's very erotic and sexy but you have to masturbate slowly so it takes a long time to come to a climax.
- age 22, California
I don't spend my time doing any one thing in particular with my free hand. I used to keep it on my scrotum to stimulate it more, but recently, I have discovered that it feels best to rub my entire body. Sometimes I spend a lot of time on my nipples and other times I like to explore my back and my anus. Sometimes, I even just leave it doing nothing, which is weird, considering that I used to always stimulate myself as much as possible. My penis is large enough, however, to use the "double-fisting" technique and I often enjoy that, too.
- age 17, Massachusetts
I usually put my free hand between my thighs and push on my anus to stimulate it (I need to feel a pressure on my anus) and sometimes I put a finger inside. But, I really need to have my left free hand between my thighs, I don't know why, I just have to do it; it's a question of habit, I guess.
- age 29, France
I switch hands when masturbating, so that one hand does not do all the work, and get worn out. With my free hand, I am usually playing with my testes, to make my experience even more enjoyable.
- age 18, Indiana
Although I am right-handed, I usually masturbate with my left hand, while using my right hand to type and operate the mouse when I am masturbating with someone on-line in a "self-expression" chat room. If I am in my bed, I use my right hand to gently caress my body, especially my nipples and my testicles. Occasionally, I will lightly massage that area behind my testicles, thereby stimulating my prostate from the outside of my body. Therefore, to really have a "free" hand, I would need at least three hands of my own or a very understanding friend willing to "lend me a hand."
- age 63, Michigan
I usually use it to hold onto the wall if I'm doing it in the shower. If I'm lying down, I use it to cover my eyes. If I can't see a thing, including light, it makes fantasizing easier. If I'm on the computer, well... I've perfected the art of one-handed typing.
- age 16, Canada
My opposite hand is actually what either makes or breaks my session. Usually I rub my testicles and nipples, which makes my hard working hand that much more sensitive and better at pleasuring. If I don't bother to use my other hand, my session is usually much quicker and less pleasurable. I also use my opposite hand for rubbing the tip of my penis while stroking – another great way to make the session better.
- age 22, Wisconsin
I am circumcised, so I use one dry hand to pull back what foreskin I have left and the other one well lubed to go "nuts" all over the head... works like a charm.
- age 18, California
I like to fondle my nipples, or gently run a finger over my lips and touch other parts of my body such as the insides of my thighs, rub my shoulders, or gently massage my testicles.
- age 40, Wisconsin
I taught myself to masturbate with my left hand so I could easily browse Internet "material" with my right hand on the mouse. It also helps with a significant other if we are mutually masturbating, because I can play with her with my right hand. That is – if I could just get a freakin' girlfriend!
- age 15, Michigan
Clicking the mouse on the computer – or, I rub my chest. That turns me on.
- age 19, Kansas
When I masturbate, I am usually on my metal futon. A loose piece on it makes a lot of noise, so I hold onto that. It gives me easier lift and the coldness of it on my hand while my other is so hot makes it oddly more enjoyable.
- age 16, Colorado
I feel my chest and abdomen caress my scrotum and play with my nipples. I have to leave my left nipple for last, though, because it seems to put me at the point of no return faster than the right one does.
- age 56, Massachusetts
I usually lean backwards when I masturbate, so I put my hand down so I don't fall over!
- age 13, South Carolina
I would stroke my testes – squeeze them really hard. I have actually gotten off this way once, without even touching my penis. I love my testes! They give me *so* much pleasure. I may even finger my anus or rub the underside of my penis.
- age 20, Canada
I like to feel around my nipples, and play with my ears.
- age 17, Kentucky
I put massage oil on my left thumb. I use the thumb in my anus and rub my prostata kirtel in a downward movement so that the semen will just flow when I ejaculate instead of hitting the ceiling.
- age 66, Denmark
I sit cross-legged when I masturbate, so I sometimes grab my ankle. This sometimes causes some very odd hand marks on my ankle or leg that can seem kinda weird. I try to grab my ankle only at night before I go to bed.
- age 13, Hawaii
Usually, I use my free hand to stimulate my nipples, or sometimes my anus (no penetration, just external stimulation). I like also to feel the hard muscles all over my body or shake my testes (especially near the orgasm)!
- age 24, Italy
I always hold my testes with my left hand while wanking with my right. Just before I ejaculate, I apply a little pressure, which makes my orgasm so much more enjoyable. I also sometimes stroke my "happy trail" with my left hand while wanking with the other.
- age 17, United Kingdom
Most of the time I use my free hand to hold my scrotum and tickle or otherwise stimulate my testicles. I usually masturbate standing up or in a crouch or squat, so this feels really good. I've been using my other hand that way since I began masturbating seriously, starting about age 13 or so. Sometimes I play with my nipples or do some kind of anal stimulation, but holding my scrotum is my all-time favorite. I also like the way that it looks touching myself there when I watch myself in the mirror.
- age 59, California
I have a nipple ring and I like to rub my fingers across it. It feels really good. I'm going to get my other nipple pierced so I can alternate between them.
- age 18, Ireland
Free hand, what free hand? I use both hands to masturbate. Yes, I can do it with one if I have to but it is always better with two. I use my dominant hand (my right hand) to stimulate and rub the front portion of my vulva, my outer lips and my clitoris. I use my left hand to rub the inside of my thighs, my inner lips and finger my vagina, sometimes spreading my lips with my right hand and rubbing between them with my left. The closer I get to orgasm the more vigorous and focused the activity gets; I focus two fingers of the left hand on my vagina, not deep penetration but more pressure right at the entrance to my vagina and my right hand fervently works my clitoris back and forth very fast and hard with one or two fingers, the little finger of my left hand often tickles my anus while I am at it. As I am about to orgasm I tighten my vagina around my fingertips, and usually gush and squirt quite a bit as I press in hard. Then as I continue to rub my clitoris through several orgasms, I can feel the contractions of my vagina and everything else. The most satisfying masturbatory orgasms are two-handed endeavors.
- age 37, Nebraska (female)
I usually like to rub my belly as I masturbate; it increases the pleasure
- age 15, New Jersey
I often use both hands, because I like to masturbate with nylon stockings and to use both hands for that. However, I have also a porn magazine and/or my laptop on which there are porn pictures recorded, so from time to time I liberate one of my hands to turn the page or to change the photo on the screen.
- age 40, Belgium
I usually put on a latex glove and put some lube all over it. Then I massage my anus and hit the male g-spot.
- age 14, Colorado
For me, it is more fun not to use my hands to stimulate my penis, but my nipples and breasts first. After sufficient arousal building up, I am able to come to the point and ejaculate without the hands touching anything of my body. Maybe the penis gets touched between the legs, but that's all. Then I look down and see my penis making rhythmical movements up and down during the orgasm. The resulting orgasm is very deep.
- age 46, Germany
I clench my fist tightly to let out emotion without moaning. When my parents are home, I have to masturbate in the bathroom. So they might suspect something if I'm moaning in there.
- age 15, North Carolina
My wife and I are very open about masturbating and we often masturbate together. I usually lie on the bed next to my wife and I just start feeling her all over with my free hand. Then I start to brush over her breasts and nipples. This gets me very aroused and to top it off, I start masturbating her.
- age 23, Washington
My use both hands like I am praying, but they interlock. I like this technique the most because I can feel my hands all around my penis. I don't use any other technique.
- age 15, Ohio
I use one hand to hold my vagina lips open and the other hand to rub my clitoris.
- age 31, Indiana (female)
I use one hand to masturbate and the other to stimulate my anus. Sometimes when I'm on the computer I wear a thong so it rubs against my anus and then I masturbate while looking at porn. Sometimes I tickle my testes.
- age 16, Arizona
Typically, my masturbation sessions take place late at night in my bed. As the session starts, I typically just roam around with the free hand rubbing my scrotum and my testicles. Then I will run my hand up through my butt crack a few times, rub my anus, but not insert my finger. At the end of the session, I use my free hand to hold the blankets up so that the ejaculate does not make a mess on the sheets. Sometimes, though rarely, I will masturbate using no hands. In these instances I fold a pillow over, insert my penis into it, and pump away until I ejaculate into the condom I am wearing and have a wonderful orgasm.
- age 20, Maryland
When I use my right hand, my left hand usually does nothing. When I use my left hand, however, I find it pleasurable to stretch my right arm out to the side. I have no idea why – perhaps it feels like I have my arm around someone, because I usually lie on the left side of my bed when I masturbate.
- age 14, Illinois
I touch the back of my neck, my mouth, and every part of my body – foremost: my nipples. Actually, I could use at least two more hands to stimulate my nipples, anus, and penis at the same time. For that, I'm dependent on help from outside, and if I get it, I prefer to do the stroking myself and let her touch – or suck – my nipples. As you can see, my problem is not an *idle* hand, but rather a *shortage* of hands.
- age 58, Denmark