It’s that time of the year again— Happy Masturbation Month!
As we enter the blossoming month of May, let’s celebrate the joys of self-love.
Wait… you didn’t know about this? You thought is just a clickbait-ish article and we’re just joking around? Oh, no, no… It does exist. In fact, we’re here to tell you how it started.
How International Masturbation Month Started
Back in 1995, Dr. Joycelyn Elders, a former Surgeon General of the United States, suggested that masturbation should be added in youth sex education programs. Aside from that statement, she was also giving her outspoken views about reproductive rights and was even handing out condoms to public-school children at some point.
Due to her unconventional views, particularly on masturbation, President Bill Clinton promptly asked her to resign—aka she got fired.
The incident sparked outrage to the sex-positive organizations and businesses. This motivated Good Vibrations, a sex shop based in San Francisco, to start the National Masturbation Month in May of 1995.
“We started National Masturbation Month — now International Masturbation Month with people celebrating across the globe! — to raise awareness and to highlight the importance of masturbation for nearly everyone: it’s safe, it’s healthy, it’s free, it’s pleasurable and it helps people get to know their bodies and their sexual responses.” They said.
Why Talk About Masturbation?
Out of all the sexual activities, masturbating is universal– everyone can and has probably done it.
However, there’s a stigma surrounding masturbation that makes it difficult for people to discuss it openly. It’s sinful, as what the conservative folks would say. With that, most people kept hiding in the dark, judging other people for fapping when they have been indulging in this “sinful” act when no one’s looking.
But thanks to this celebration, more people started removing themselves from the shame. They realized that it’s okay to masturbate and that this activity is just a healthy way of coping to sexual urges.
That’s what this month is all about. Organizations didn’t expect people to say “Happy Masturbation Month!” randomly to friends and family. Their main goal is encourage people to incorporate masturbation in their lives. Instead of feeling ashamed of jerking off, they wanted us to be happy and thankful as we’re able to make love to ourselves.
With that, we encourage you to celebrate it! Get those amazing Os and feel the irresistible pleasures from touching one’s self.
Happy Masturbation Month: 10 Fun Ways to Celebrate Self-love
Now, you don’t have to fap every day during Masturbation Month. There are other ways to celebrate—and we have you a guide just for that. Read away!
1Get a new sex toy.
Level up your fapping game! As you celebrate Masturbation Month, how about order something from Lauvette? Just make sure to get a toy that you can use on your own. Here are some suggestions:
For women: Get yourself a finger/mini vibrator! Don’t let the size fool you as most variants are packed with powerful vibrations, bringing you to orgasmic heavens in no time. You can also bring it anywhere—handy for spontaneous solo plays.
For men: We know you have that special connection with your hands, but have you tried using a masturbator? It’s a sleeve for your penis that has inner textures so you’ll feel extra sensation while giving yourself a hand. Just put some lubricant in it, pop your fave porn, and you’re good to go.
2Watch some steamy movies.
Spice up your self-love sessions with some steamy movies. It doesn’t have to be straight-up porn. You can look up for some well-acclaimed movies that feature sultry scenes in it. If you’re not in the mood to research for that, don’t worry buddy—here are some suggested movies:
Secretary by Steven Shainberg: For our kinky folks, here’s a BDSM-related film that’s so much better than the Fifty Shades Trilogy. It’s about Lee, a young woman that was recently released from a mental hospital. She gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.
Love by Gaspar Noé: If you’re looking for intense yet realistic sex scenes, this is a must-watch. It’s about Murphy, an American living in Paris who enters a highly sexually and emotionally charged relationship with the unstable Electra. Unaware of the effect it will have on their relationship, they invite their pretty neighbor into their bed.
3Learn about masturbation and sexual health.
Since this month is about raising awareness about masturbation, take some time to read more about it. Learn about masturbation techniques, the psychology behind it, etc. As for the references, look no further as we have here some suggestions:
Come as You Are by Dr. Emily Nagoski: This book tackles the female sexuality, debunking some common sex myths. Backed up with science, Dr. Nagoski discusses various ways women can have a more profound pleasure than we ever thought possible.
Lauvblog: Yes, the blog you’re reading right now is packed with various articles about masturbation, and sexual health in general. Check out this page for more masturbation-related blog posts!
Sex Education (Netflix Series): If you prefer a different medium to learn about masturbation, here’s a Netflix show that provides essential lessons about sex, as well as one’s sexuality. It’s about Otis, a teenage boy with a sex therapist mother. He ended teaming up with a high school classmate to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school. It’s comical but highly informative, so better check this one out!
4Try a new masturbation method!
After reading tons of references in regards to wanking, why don’t you try a new masturbation method? If you haven’t tried humping your pillow, go and indulge! Never tried stimulating your G-Spot, cum on, and slip that finger in! Never tried a fleshlight or textured toys? Now’s the time to grab one! By doing new masturbation methods, you’re opening up to new ways to pleasure yourself.
5Indulge in mutual masturbation.
Experience the “Happy” in “Happy Masturbation Month” and encourage your babe to try mutual masturbation.
For those that are unfamiliar with this, it’s a sexual activity where the couple masturbates together. They’re not touching nor making out while doing it—they’re simply watching each other doing it. You can also add sex toys in the mix or spice it up with some roleplaying.
6Write your own erotica.
Get your creative juices (and other juices IYKWIM) flowing. Tap the writer in you and start working on your own erotica. It doesn’t have to be a 10-chapter novel—a short story will do. What’s great about this is that you can incorporate your fantasies and even add characters based on real-life.
Once you’re done, you can either use it as a wanking material. You can also send it to your partner to get them fapping– nothing says “Happy Masturbation Month!” than a smut.
7Make your sexy playlist.
If you enjoy listening to sensuous tunes during sex, why don’t you try having your own playlist for your solo plays? Listening to music during a one-on-one session would keep you in the mood and eliminate those distracting noises outside of your home.
Here are some suggested tunes that will surely bring you to a steamy mood:
- All to You – Sabrina Claudio
- Closer – Nine Inch Nails
- Gravity – John Mayer
- Ride – SoMo
- I Wanna Be Yours – Arctic Monkeys
- Skin – Rihanna
8Masturbate in public.
Are you up for a challenge? Get sneaky and fap in public.
Now, we don’t want you to get arrested for public indecency, so be wary of your surroundings at all times. Aside from that, make sure that you’re not putting inconvenience to anyone while doing this. Masturbating in front of a stranger is harassment—you will surely fap behind bars if you ever do that. Also, avoid messing up or if you did, clean it up!
With that being said, here are some suggested places to get your risqué mode on:
- Your Car
- Fitting Room
- Public Restroom
9Have a masturbate-a-thon!
Ever wonder if you can wank for 4 times in a row? How long can you go before sleeping it off? Ready to amp up your fapping endurance? You might want to consider this challenging but oh-so-pleasurable act.
Masturbate-a-thon is an activity where you wank for as long as you could. Since there are no official rules for this unconventional “sport”, you can basically make your own. Add some breaks if you want or even prohibit yourself from getting specific masturbatory materials. You can either go solo, ask your partner to join, or even sign-up on the actual event (if it does revive in the future).
It was originated by the Collective Open Enterprises in 1999, as a part of the National Masturbation Month. Its main slogan was “Come for a Cause” and was raising money for charity through this event. It was a hit back then, but as the years went by, registrations started to decline.
Nonetheless, it succeeded in giving awareness to the benefits of masturbation and has helped numerous sex organizations along with it.
10Post about it!
To be honest, the best way to celebrate the International Masturbation Month isn’t by jokingly text your friends with “Happy Masturbation Month” or by fapping yourself to death. Yeah, you can still that, it’s fun stuff but here’s the real deal: Help people de-stigmatize masturbation.
Share posts about it. Take a few seconds to tweet or retweet. Engage in online conversations. Support blogs and other media forms that are sharing insights about self-love and sexual wellness.
This month happened because someone got fired for speaking the truth and giving sensible suggestions for one’s sexual health. It’s time to remove the taboo and shame that’s associated with masturbation.
Let’s protect and celebrate the right to masturbate! We hope you’ve been able to get some ideas on how to celebrate this month. Also, don’t forget to share this article—remember the last point that we shared with you? A simple share to your social media profile will cum~ a long way.
We hope you’ll continue to embrace playfulness in your sexuality. Happy Masturbation Month!