Well I could never work up the courage to ask an older friend! My plan was to madly search my home to see if my parents have them (hey, who knows). You see, I never really talk to them about this stuff; and I have no idea how they'd react if I asked for one. I had hoped to find "evidence" that they use them/masturbate (I'm sure they do; they're human after all) so that it wouldn't be as hard for me to ask (i.e. "but you have one!").
Oh well.... I guess I can wait a few more years (dang I wish they were more accepted, like condoms; they don't care when teens buy those. Wouldn't it be safer to allow us to buy things that help in masturbation instead of having sex before we're ready? But there I go ranting again...).