There is no right or wrong way to masturbate. If it feels pleasurable and isn’t hurting you, then you are doing it fine. In fact, like most things, it takes practice to find out what feels good and what doesn’t. Many guys need to feel aroused to be able to masturbate which they do by thinking of something sexual, watching a video or looking at photos in a magazine. Depending on your cultural or religious beliefs, you may feel uncomfortable with masturbating in general and that is fine—if you don’t want to do it, don’t. However, there are a number of myths about masturbation—that it will make you go blind, that it will grow hair on your palms, that its bad for your health—that are simply not true and you should ignore. As you begin to learn about what feels good and what doesn’t, you’ll be more comfortable with your body and be able to experience sexual pleasure.