Male Masturbation Guide
It is a well-known fact that men enjoy masturbation and virtually all men do it with some regularity. There is no maximum or minimum frequency at which you should masturbate. Masturbation is both physically and mentally rewarding and fulfilling. There are no negative side effects, especially the often-joked about ‘making you go blind’ or ‘growing of palm-hair’!
There are many different ways to reach a quality orgasm through masturbation and there is no ‘right’ way. Try different sensations and see how you like them. Some people enjoy the feel of a full grip, some enjoy using both hands, while others only like to use their thumb and a couple of fingers. Regardless of your preference, lubricants and sex toys like vibrators & specific sex toys for men (such as the well-known ‘Fleshlight’) are just a few things to experiment with to find out what you like best. In regards to circumcised versus uncircumcised … the covered (protected) head of the uncircumcised penis is likely to be generally more sensitive to stimulation. However, both types of a penis are capable of receiving great pleasure ‘in the right hands’!
Place one or both hands around your erect penis and stroke up and down along the shaft. If you require, use some water-based lubricant to increase pleasure. Some men enjoy encircling the head of the penis with each stroke.
Slapping and Beating
This technique involves a steady slapping of the penis back and forth between two hands, against the stomach, or against some other object. Make sure to check out the handjob techniques guide for more ideas on how to stroke it!
Sources of Stimulation
When using one hand to masturbate, or with a partner, there is the opportunity to receive other forms of sexual stimulation at the same time. Many men find it pleasurable to fondle their scrotum, gently rub the perineum (the area between scrotum and anus), and have their nipples rubbed. The anus is a very sensitive location and many men enjoy practising anal masturbation. Applying pressure to the anal opening, or gently inserting an object inside, can be quite arousing. Many anal dongs, better known as butt plugs, are designed to target the prostate gland, which is another source of great pleasure that can only be reached through the rectum. A variety of vibrators provide penile or anal stimulation. Vibrating bullets, vibrating sleeves, or spot vibrators can all provide intense stimulation to your Erogenous Zones.
Penis pumps have long been popular with men as masturbation devices. A generic penis pump consists of a long cylinder that fits over the penis and is attached via a tube to a pump. The pump creates a vacuum around the penis; in doing so it pulls blood into the area and temporarily enlarges the penis, a feeling many men find pleasurable. You should be sure to follow the recommendations for proper use and avoid using it at high pressure for longer than fifteen minutes. Be sure to use ample amounts of water-based lubricant inside the cylinder, as well as around the base of the penis. By doing so you will ensure a tight seal and thus better suction. Attachments for the nipples are available with some pumps.
It sits on the horizon of man’s perfection, alone, holding the key to a life of bliss, free of stress and drama. It sits just out of reach, just beyond our ability to grasp it and enter the nirvana that we feel is due us. No, we are not talking about enlightenment, world peace, or cold fusion; we are speaking of that widespread desire of males to give themselves fellatio (a.k.a. a ‘blow-job’). Doing it to one-self is properly known as ‘auto-fellatio’. Attainable to only the most talented yoga masters or well-endowed porn stars, autofellatio still stands as a source of lore, legend and urban myth. It is the height of masturbatory fantasy for some men, a morbid fascination for others and shied away from by others as a challenge to their heterosexuality.
Whatever your position on the topic of autofellatio, entire websites have been dedicated to both the most pornographic representations of the deed and it’s most artistic. Entire galleries in New York have been reserved for shows depicting the male form self-servicing in a wide array of locales. So why the massive interest here? We can see the roots of this absorption in this peculiarly difficult form of masturbation in history and in our particular sexual desires.
Men like fellatio; this is true, with some exception, en masse. They like the control, the eroticism of the removed source of pleasure and, obviously, the pleasure of a mouth on their genitals. Here is the disconnection from reality. In most cases self -blowing is incredibly uncomfortable, as exemplified in the Kevin Smith movie Clerks where a man dies, breaking his neck, during an attempt to get his mouth all the way to his penis. Though most likely not based on any factual basis, the point stands – bending in half to suck your penis probably is not the most sensual experience. It seems then that perhaps autofellatio is exactly what it seems, just a dream a funny sexual fantasy that few can do and even less actually enjoy.
Autofellatio has had a history fraught with mythological god-behaviour, and forbidden desire. In Victorian England, many historical paintings depicting such acts were vandalized and led to the restriction of a thorough history of autofellatio from being widely publicized. Despite this, evidence of this sex act can be located as far back as ancient Egypt. Archaeologists have found hieroglyphs and ancient paintings featuring men performing autofellatio. Academic David Lorton says that many ancient texts refer to autofellatio within the religious mythology of Egypt. He also notes that autofellatio was performed during rituals as a result of the sun god Ra’s mythological birthing technique. Ra is said to have created Shu and Tefnut (Egyptian gods) by sucking himself into orgasm and then spitting his semen on the ground. Egyptologists still argue about the translation of some hieroglyphs and the meaning of divine blowjobs. Some experts feel that the ancient wall paintings mean that Horus, son of the god Osiris, maintained cosmic order by ingesting his own semen and thus keeping the stars in their places. Despite this debate as to the meaning of these hieroglyphs, there seems to be ample evidence that self-fellatio was at the very least a topic of discussion in Egypt.
From art galleries in the Upper East Side to the porn studios of Van Nuys California, perhaps the most famous spectacle of autofellatio is the adult star, Ron Jeremy. Though it may be hard to believe, Mr Jeremy (widely accepted as the king of porn) used to be quite thin. In the 1970s a number of adult films were released showing Ron blowing himself. He notes in a modern-day interview, that it was less for pleasure and more for the fact that it was so freakish.
Ior Bock, a Finnish rock musician, has talked openly about his own ability to autofellate. This practice seems to be rooted deeply in Finnish tradition, and is called “saunasolmu” or in English the “sauna knot.” The name likely comes from the practice of getting it on with yourself in the warmth of a sauna, which would relax and soften the muscles, allowing for greater ease of access!
Another interesting place that our enthrallment with autofellatio has taken us to is rib removal and ease of access. Probably the most common source for this urban legend is embodied in Marilyn Manson. The story goes like this: Marilyn Manson had a rib removed to make it possible to fellate himself. This rumour also circulated about Prince, and in another context Cher. In an investigation of this rumour, it is clear that in no part of the western world has elective rib removal ever been recorded. This, obviously, is not to say that it could not have been done in secret, but there is no evidence of such a surgery ever being performed.
So with the right combination of flexibility and penile length, the feat is possible. Whether natural selection had something to do with it, ie all the self-suckers never bothered finding a mate, or not, the fact of the matter is it would take the average man years if not decades to be able to enjoy even the bare basics of fellatio. If we may suggest, the best way to get more fellatio is to get better at!