May is National Masturbation Month

It’s the month for you to masturbate to your heart’s content. “May” you take out your fingers and your toys, and get stroking and fingering. Set the mood, and play to your kink. Get adventurous.

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According to Las Vegas Weekly, National Masturbation Month was created by the Good Vibrations retail store in San Francisco. This day came about after U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders was fired in 1994 over her proposal to have information about masturbation to be included in sex education courses.

Since then, the day has become a worldwide thing. Long seen as a shameful act by many groups, the day is focused on creating awareness, conversation and acceptance of the intimate self-pleasuring practice. However, many others consider masturbation as something liberating and enjoyable, any not shameful or dirty at all. Let’s not forget that masturbation doesn’t have to be a solo adventure. It’s also mighty satisfying with a partner.

For those wondering if mastubating makes a difference, according to an article by CBC.ca, it states that masturbation can release adrenaline, oxytocin, endorphins and serotonin – helping you regulate stress and boost your overall mood. The article also presented that the release of endorphins can also help you lower your blood pressure and act as a sleeping aid.

Studies have also shown that for men age 40-49 who ejaculated 21 times or more per month were linked to having a better body mass index and had a lower risk of prostate cancer. For females it’s said to help relieve the intensity of menstrual cramps.

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Amongst millenials though, masturbation seems to be more acceptable than previous generations. According to RebelCircus.com, millennials masturbation rates are much higher than baby boomers and the Gen X generation. In fact, 23% of Millenials confessed to pleasure themselves several times a week. However, a TENGA survey found that a whopping 40% of Millennials lie when it comes to how often they masturbate.

So what’s your masturbation ritual? How often do you stroke the rod of plug your hole? Do you prefer solo or couple play? Whatever you choice, happy masturbating this month, and share this day with a friend…or two (wink)!

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