I never masturbated until I got married. I was young and inexperienced when I married and my husband had to show me where my clitoris was and I suddenly realised that it felt good when it was rubbed.
Then my husband's job started taking him away for long periods and I got frustrated and I started masturbating. I never used to come very much but, since I didn't know anything different, I was reasonably satisfied.
My husband decided that the grass was greener in someone else's garden after 17 years of marriage and the divorce came through in 1992.
I experimented with my masturbatory techniques and have now 'improved' them to the point where I have shuddering orgasms every time. I use both hands - the second finger on my right hand rubbing my clit and three fingers of the other are up my vagina.
However, I have now met a man on the Internet and we have mutual masturbatory sessions via an Instant Messenger link (he is in a different country) and so, since I have to type in this medium, I substitute a household candle for my left hand fingers. I would like something better but cannot afford it. It's very difficult to type and masturbate at the same time (especially when you're orgasming), but we manage it. We were both divorced at around the same time and neither of us has had a relationship since and we really want to get together 'in reality' (especially because of the international time difference) but, in the meantime, we look forward to these sessions.