May is International Masturbation Month! Go Ahead, Get Your Self Love On

May 6, 2015 | Posted in Editorial Features by elle-triplex


Choking The Chicken, Flicking Your Bean, Cranking One Out, Spanking The Monkey, Punching The Munchkin, Waxing The Dolphin, Cleaning Out The Pipes... There are nearly a million ways to explain the act of indulging in a little bit of 'self love'. Although just about everyone is doing it, even if they personally choose to remain quiet about their personal pleasure-induced alone time, May just so happens to be International Masturbation Month! So why not get down and dirty and enjoy a little bit of self love? No guilt necessary.

Although the concept of International Masturbation Month might seem foreign, it's actually been a thing for over 20 years now. How did it all begin? Well, according to a recent article published by Salon Magazine:

"In 1994, Dr. Joycelyn Elders, then the U.S. surgeon general, was fired for saying one brief and sensible thing about masturbation: that “it’s something that perhaps should be taught” about in sex-ed curricula. Good Vibrations staff struggled to make sense of this senseless situation, and decided to create National Masturbation Month, now known as International Masturbation Month, to celebrate and provoke discourse about this so prevalent but often disrespected sexual practice."

So, obviously we've got Good Vibrations to thank for yet another incredibly pleasurable innovation! When it comes down to it, masturbation truly is an enjoyable, exciting, and completely natural past-time. Plus, it not only assists us in achieving that good feelin' that we all know and love, but there are also plenty of health benefits to indulging in a little bit of sensual self love.

Feel good, be good! Go ahead, get your self love on! All in the name of celebration, of course.


Before you go, for motivational purposes, here's a quick educational video on the health benefits of masturbation:

h/t Salon

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