Did you know that May is National Masturbation Month? The event was first celebrated in 1995, when Good Vibrations, a sex-positive sex shop in San Francisco, declared May as National Masturbation Month in response to the firing of Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, who had suggested that masturbation be included in sex education programs.
Not everyone agreed with Dr. Elders’ recommendation, but Good Vibrations saw an opportunity to promote the benefits of self-pleasure and reduce the stigma around it. Since then, it has grown in popularity and is now celebrated worldwide throughout the entire month of May as International Masturbation Month.
Throughout the month of May, there are various events and resources available to help people celebrate and explore the practice of self-pleasure. From workshops and webinars to articles and podcasts, there are plenty of ways to learn more about the history and benefits of masturbation.
So, why celebrate National Masturbation Month? Masturbation is a healthy and natural part of human sexuality, and it can have many positive effects on both physical and mental health. Studies have shown that masturbation can reduce stress, improve sleep, and strengthen pelvic muscles.
To celebrate, take some time to explore your own body and preferences, experiment with new techniques or toys, or share your experiences with loved ones or in online communities. Remember, self-pleasure is nothing to be ashamed of – it’s a fun and healthy way to connect with your own body and desires.
So, give yourself a hand this National Masturbation Month, and join others around the world in celebrating the joys of self-pleasure. If you need some encouragement, please visit my Onlyfans page.