This is a flash back to my first time.
Reading these stories of early experiences masturbating reminded me of my first actual orgasm at age 15.
I had been masturbating for a few years leading up to the moment. I would play with my cock and balls in bed, in the shower etc. I would squeeze them hard and feel a tingling sensation but I didn't really know 'how' to cum. I knew I was missing out on the best part, the orgasm.
Then one day at school (freshmen year) a classmate was making fun of another guy and he made a cock stroking gesture, up and down. My mind made quick mental note about that technique. That evening at home in bed, I used more of that stroking technique and man did it feel good. Precum was oozing out of my cock's head and I was feeling waves of energy flowing through my groin.
By now I was stroking faster and faster and enjoying the surges when suddenly the tip of my cock seemed to pop with cum shooting onto my stomach and hands. I had literally popped my own cherry! It was such a wonderful release! I cleaned up with a sock (which became my method through high school)and laid back to think about my new sexual awareness.
I have to admit, the next day I feel guilty about the pleasure but I continued doing it almost nightly for quite awhile. Now as an adult (happily married) I know that masturbation is a normal part of the human experience. In fact, it has made me a better lover for my wife.
You never forget your first time, and that's true even for solo experiences.