When I was younger, I discovered myself in what I thought to be an unusual way. One day, while alone in my bedroom (shared with my brother), I was flipping the pages of an old 'mens' magazine. The usual, tits and ass. For a young man, this was a big thing.
As I browsed, I felt some twinges in my crotch. I began to rub the front of my trousers, and discovered it felt good. I began to experiment and found that, by bending my four fingers at the second joint, the knuckles aligned and were great at stroking my cock through my pants.
I continued for awhile, and began to get worked up. I could control the speed of reciprocation, based on how I wanted to feel. I had no idea what I was doing, but all of a sudden I convulsed in an orgasm. It was strange to me, and I thought it was just a 'funny feeling.' Later that evening, I undressed and discovered the 'deposit' in my BVDs.
I didn't put two and two together for awhile, and continued getting the 'funny feeling' for some time until it connected. Thereafter, I realized there was more to do. I soon dropped my drawers and began wanking in a more common way.
The early days, the days of my innocence, were pleasant enough. So many years later, I still masturbate fairly frequently, typically to adult videos. I'll write about my developed techniques in another post.