May Masturbation Month: Feel Free To Do You, Boo!

May Masturbation Month: Feel Free To Do You, Boo!

Hooray, it’s May! An entire month dedicated to touching myself. I’m thrilled to my tiniest bits.

Of course, this is actually a year-round trend for me already, but if YOU feel you need permission, you just found it! If you have any limitations to the thought that you are 100% allowed to diddle your sweet self as often as you need, I hope this post will change your mind.

To all you singles – welcome to your month! Feel free to do you, boo. And for all the couples who don’t use mutual masturbation as part of your sex play yet, for the next four weeks you won’t have to say, “may I have a wank?’ but rather “it is May, and I must wank!”

I know that word is crass to some people, but ‘manual erotic stimulation’ is a little long-winded. When you read the Wiki quote at the bottom of this post, you will forgive me when you see that in the UK and Australia, they actually celebrate a Wankers Dayin May. So it’s pretty mainstream really.

Also, yes, it is a term reserved for male masturbation, but I have long since claimed it. It is so to-the-point. Such a pert little word! Most of us know the pain of lying next to someone who thinks his work is done and wishing we could just quickly finish the job ourselves. A swift hands-on, or vibrator-on, approach would close that loop in a jiffy! A quick little wank is the only way to put it lol.


May Masturbation Month is not a marketing ploy by sex toy manufacturers, it actually has a deeply political origin.

Masturbation Month originated in 1995, initiated by the San Francisco based sex shop ‘Good Vibrations’. It was a finger in the air (and elsewhere) to the firing of then-Surgeon General Dr Joycelyn Elders, who was canned because she proposed that masturbation should be included in youth sex education programs. Pfffft…

It began as a, one day only celebration, but I guess the numbers, um, swelled a lot. And all these years later, it remains a well-publicized international celebration! Go figure. I love it.


Many women struggle to orgasm, and the majority could learn to get themselves there with some loving self-exploration. Sometimes it takes experimentation with hands, lubes, sex toys and erotica, to find those special little switches that can turn you on enough to reach climax.

Check out this post on why masturbation is oh so good for you (Why You Should Be Masturbating Now), but one really excellent reason right here for all the single ladies: you don’t have to answer that 2 am booty-call. Fuq that guy, you can DIY!

Sorry dudes, no offence. Let’s talk about why masturbation is good for you guys…

Many men can use mastu… haha, what am I doing? Men in general do not need to be convinced to rub one out. Or rub one hundred out. You have it waxed.

Moving on…


The couple that plays with themselves together stays together. Who knows you better than you? And what better way to show your partner how it’s done. Also, with some practice, you can time that simultaneous orgasm!

When you take the quality time to really cover new ground, guaranteed mutual pleasure is yours. And with a treasure trove of sex toys and treats on the market today, there is no one reason why you won’t have years of ongoing sexual joy and experimentation in any monogamous relationship.

Ladies and gentlemen don’t be shy; give yourselves a great big hand!

I’m out. Going to celebrate May.

All my self-love,


National Masturbation Day, also known as International Masturbation Day and in Britain and Australia as “Wankers Day”, is an annual event celebrated on May 28,[1][2][3] to protect and celebrate the right to masturbate. The first National Masturbation Day was observed May 7, 1995, after sex-positive retailer Good Vibrations declared the day in honour of Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, who was fired in 1994 by President Bill Clinton for suggesting masturbation be part of the sex education curriculum for students.[4][5]

International Masturbation Day has since been expanded to include the entire month of May as International Masturbation Month.[6][7][8]