National Masturbation Month


Did you know that May is National Masturbation Month?! It is!

What is Masturbation Month, you ask?

Sugar Butch explains:

 Good Vibes founded National Masturbation Month in 1995 in the wake of the controversy surrounding the firing of former Clinton administration Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, who evoked conservative wrath when she opined that discussion of masturbation might have a place in sex education curricula. Realizing that one simple, sensible mention of solo pleasuring was enough to lose this prominent woman, the country’s first African-American surgeon general, her job convinced Good Vibrations staff that this most basic and accessible form of sex needed a serious image boost.

Awesome, right?

Speaking of GV, Good Vibes put together a playlist in honor of Masturbation Month, which is pun-tastic; Autostraddle also put together a masturbation month playlist that’s quite listenable.

Also on Autostraddle: there’s a fantastic roundtable about masturbation and  Ali picked five great solo Crash Pad Scenes for you to enjoy!

If you are in the Bay Area, you don’t want to miss the 2013 Masturbate-a-Thon at the Center for Sex & Culture on Saturday, May 25th from 7 to 11pm! From the CSC:

Mark your calendars and get ready to drop your pants (or skirts).  All genders, all orientations welcome to explore self-pleasure in a supportive group environment. Come for a Cause! All donations and pledges support CSC’s operations and programs.  By hosting this annual event, The Center for Sex & Culture strives to break the silence and shame that clouds masturbation. Come for us, loud and proud.

For more information about how to participate, visit the official Masturbate-a-thon page here.


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