Let me begin by saying I love to masturbate. Not every day, not all the time. But, even at 53, I really enjoy bringing myself to a rousing climax once a week or so. I also want to add that masturbation is clearly an activity where the loser, last to come wins!
I consider myself somewhat of a late bloomer not actually having achieved a self-induced climax until the age of fourteen. In fact, I had no idea what masturbation actually entailed until someone described something called 'beating off' to me while at summer (boys) school between eighth going into ninth grade. (Oh, I had had wet dreams, but had no idea I could skip the mess and still enjoy myself at the same time!)
At any rate after I got home from summer school, I found myself at home alone on a Saturday afternoon, and so decided to see for myself if what I had been told was really possible. (Remember, it is the mid 1960's and absolutely nobody would ever admit to doing this!) As described to me all I had to do was start tapping the underside of my penis and I would (the polite version) be able to induce a climax. So tap I did for what seemed an eternity (thank goodness no one was at home) until with what seemed like no warning at all, OMG! My load came flying out in a way I had no idea was possible! and, boy, was I hooked.
It took me a good two to three weeks before I tried to duplicate the effort. I've been hooked ever since. The only trouble is if I do it anymore than once or twice a week, it just doesn't feel as good.