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.
For the truly athletic amongst us, consider the possibilities of Autofellatio ... the art of orally servicing oneself!
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 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.
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 (area between scrotum and anus), and have their nipples rubbed.
The anus is a very sensitive location and many men enjoy practicing Anal Masturbation. Applying pressure to the anal opening, or gently inserting an object inside, can be quite arousing. Many Anal Dildos, 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.
For more masturbation ideas to round out your repertoire, please refer to our guide on Hand-job Techniques.