Ah, the joys of self-love. Masturbation's always there for you, when your partner's at work, or busy, or just not interested. Or, for that matter, when you don't have a partner to take your frustrations out on.
Over the years I've gotten very good at it, of course. Usually I wank myself with a loosely curled hand around my shaft, sliding the loose skin up and down, or just rubbing up and down more loosely for friction. Sometimes I'll use thumb and fingers to rub the head. I tend to speed up more as I get closer to coming, and sometimes I grip harder and more frantically too.
I've been experimenting lately with "minimal stimulation" masturbation, though. Instead of using my whole hand, I'm using just thumb and index finger, and very light, very short movements to stimulate myself. It's very interesting to feel the sensations sweeping over me as I get closer and closer to exploding. I get tingly all over and my cock's head swells, and I deliberately slow down still more and use an even lighter touch. Sometimes I even let go entirely and just use a gentle index finger pressing along the underside of my dick, rubbing up and down oh so gently.
The results have been very interesting indeed. When I start coming, my cock pulses several times and come drips and drools out everywhere for a second or two, THEN all of a sudden the hard blasts start firing and I jet several inches up in the air. Weirdly enough, sometimes it feels even more intense this way than it does when I'm relentlessly whacking myself while watching a hardcore porno.
I don't think I'll ever be able to manage a completely handsfree ejaculation, but there's something really cool about bringing yourself off with just a single finger and some brief light touches. Definitely a subject worthy of further study. In fact, I think I'll study some more right now. My dick's standing up and it seems to want some attention, so I guess I should give it some.....