How did you first learn about masturbation?

Martiniman Martiniman
Just a curious question to go along with my similar question earlier about how you learned of blowjobs and or cunnilingus.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I discovered masturbation on my own.
GirlOnGirl , bratcat , Boosty , Peggi , eri86 , Hummingbird , padmeamidala , El-Jaro , Pixel , jackie.jfky , Living Doll , Sammi , sunkissedJess , wicked48 , Rossie , Silverwinds , Vanille , Martiniman , Cosmonaut , butts , Bubba29 , leanright69 , peachmarie , solitudinarian , bayosgirl , Nymaya , XxFallenAngelxX , Kroo , nickeyt , LAndJ
30  (71%)
I learned about it from a family member.
I learned about it from other kids my age or near my age.
KinkyKatieJames , sunflower , femmepwr , spiced
4  (10%)
I learned about it in sex education class in school.
I learned about it on the Internet.
treehugger , Isola
2  (5%)
I learned about it thru main stream media.
I learned about it thru watching or reading porn.
twelve13 , lilyflower
2  (5%)
Other...please explain.
FieryRed , evie.amor , Edeneve Edeneveef , PropertyOfPotter
4  (10%)
Total votes: 42
Poll is closed
04/18/2013
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bratcat bratcat
When i was a kid i found out on my own about masturbation. At some point, in elementary school, my mom had got one of those seat massager (the kind you just lay over a chair or lay on a bed) and i somehow figured out when i lied on it, it made me "feel good."
04/18/2013
Hummingbird Hummingbird
Trying it on my own, found it one day how good it felt and couldn't stop though back then it was considered sinful and was always watching the doorway to my bedroom when living at home.
04/18/2013
treehugger treehugger
I didn't realize it was something people did until I found people talking about it on the internet. It's not really my thing.
04/18/2013
Pixel Pixel
I figured it out on my own at a really young age. It's a fairly natural thing...little kids do it all the time. We just teach them not to, and that it's bad/dirty. The coolest response I've seen so far to young kids (5 and 6 year old girls) masturbating was their mom telling them that this wasn't something that you are supposed to do in public. It's something you do in your room or the bathroom, and you need to wash your hands and go to the bathroom after. No shame, no guilt, just facts and rules to keep other people from feeling uncomfortable and the kids from a UTI or something.
04/18/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
All from my neighbors (household of 4 boys). I thought it was totally gross. I was like 6 at the time though.
04/18/2013
FieryRed FieryRed
I don't remember exactly, but I wouldn't be surprised if I learned from my church! The LDS (Mormon) Church teaches that masturbation is a sin, so I may very well have learned about it from that. I didn't figure out how to turn myself on for a long time, though, so despite a few attempts, I was never successful until the age of 21.
04/18/2013
Living Doll Living Doll
I discovered it on my own by exploring and experimenting with my body.
04/18/2013
Sammi Sammi
Hard to remember, but I think on my own.
04/18/2013
sunkissedJess sunkissedJess
I learned on my own.
04/18/2013
evie.amor evie.amor
When I hit puberty and got my period my mom gave me a couple books on sex and bodily functions.
04/18/2013
twelve13 twelve13
I think that I started touching myself on my own, but never orgasmed from it. Not until erotica/ reading guides online.
04/19/2013
Edeneve Edeneveef Edeneve Edeneveef
I don't remember how I learned about it. but I was doing a bit more than touching myself when I was 12 years old.
04/19/2013
Silverwinds Silverwinds
Quote:
Originally posted by Pixel
I figured it out on my own at a really young age. It's a fairly natural thing...little kids do it all the time. We just teach them not to, and that it's bad/dirty. The coolest response I've seen so far to young kids (5 and 6 year old ... More
That's a really awesome mom right there!
04/19/2013
lilyflower lilyflower
When I was 12 I would skim my mom's romance novels for the "good parts"...I read about it there and then tried it for myself.
04/19/2013
Martiniman Martiniman
To answer my own question, I discovered it on my own. Good thing to, because I was never around anyone who discussed it and the Internet was a long way off when I was a kid.
04/20/2013
Cosmonaut Cosmonaut
I think on my own. I am not sure.
04/20/2013
butts butts
I figured it out as a preteen before I even knew what it was exactly, it just felt great haha. I was actually scared that it was something harmful at first until I started seeing stuff online about it, thank god for the internet!
04/20/2013
peachmarie peachmarie
On my own by accident lol
04/20/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
When I was 10 years old I went into my parent's room to grab a book from the shelf since I had finished the one I was reading. My mom came over and handed me a book and told me to go read it. It was a book about sex for kids and one part mentioned masturbation. I had recalled sitting certain ways that made me feel good there, but thought it was wrong to touch myself in that way because of how I grew up. I started kind of touching through my underwear, and eventually took the plunge and explored myself a little more.
04/21/2013
LAndJ LAndJ
Learned on my own, but first heard about it from a sibling's friend trying to see how much I understood.
04/21/2013
melissa1973 melissa1973
I didn't start masterbating until I was in my 30's. I've seen it in porn magazines when I was god round 13 on up then I watched a video or two that did nothing for me.
04/21/2013
spiced spiced
I sort of figured some of it out on my own, but I needed a little help to get all of it. My family had a "shower massage" hand-held shower thingy, and I discovered, right before puberty, that it felt good on the head of my penis when I was aroused. But it didn't send me over the edge.

Around that time, I spent the night with a friend of mine who was a little older. We "camped out" in his big backyard. He had just discovered masturbating to completion and proudly demonstrated. I was AMAZED at how far his cum went when he came! I tried it, but couldn't get off then. But I did soon after that, in private. And the rest, as they say...
04/22/2013
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Unique posters: 22