I remember my very first wank clealy. A friend of had come and told me the technique (which was to use soap and pet your cock). I ran to house, got into the toilet (the only place for some privacy except the bahtroom). I tried the thing, nothing come out, but I figured some new era had started for me :) Before that I was 'playing with myself' but had never had orgasm.
After that, I've been a regular masturbator, like many other men and women..
Over the years I tried many techniques, even did it with my friend, but it was mostly experimental. When I found this site, it became a great turn on for me. But even before this site, I had somehow learnt the technique so called get hard and relax. By this way you can reach very intense orgasms, but it takes some time to learn though. It's been explained in many posts so I'm not gonna go over it again.
After reading stories and techniques, I looked for ways to richen my masturbation sessions. Anal play was a really big turn on for me. But when I tried it, it turn out to be a quick and insensitive ejaculation. But reading stories about it still turns me on like hell.
Lube is very important and it's been a damn problem form me for years. I tried mostly things that you can find at home and only a few of them seemed to work. Spit is still my favorite, but I also like some cream soaps (smells good and doesn't hurt). Olive oil is ok, but feels somewhat dry??
Masturbating in front of a mirror is something you should try. Looking at your hardon and your body while wanking is great.
I usually wank when I'm having a shower, hot water and steam... One technique, here, when you're naked and wanking in the bathroom, when it's very hot and full of steam, start wanking and think the fantasies you like most. Put your good lubed right hand on the wall or the edge of the sink and try to make it fixed that point. Then try to fuck your hand, it's like classical wanking, but instead of moving your hand, move body and belly :) It's much more realistic than any other technique.
And, here is another technique I like. Squat, insert your right and/or left hand/arm between your legs. Let me explain the position more, first squat, touch your hand to your ass, and move your hand to your dick without loosing touch to your skin. You'll end up holding your member and your arm is between your calf and hell. It's kinda uncomfortable position, but try to hump your hand, again don't move your hand, move your body... You can also try some anal play at this position, but dont forget to use lube...
Wish you lot's of wanking...