I hope everyone is having a wonderful masturbation month! National Masturbation Month is an annual event celebrated on a day in May to protect the right to masturbate!
Here’s some information courtesy of Wikipedia..
“The point of Masturbation month is to raise awareness about masturbation and to protest against social stigma against masturbation. Sexologist Carol Queen, an organizer of the NMD, argued, although over half of men and women in North America masturbate regularly, masturbation is viewed negatively in contemporary culture and deliberately excluded from the formal education system. According to Queen, “We gave our heads a shake and said it’s about time we fought back. That’s when we founded National Masturbation Day.”
A lot of people have been telling me about the shame they were made to feel about masturbation as a child and how they were told it was ‘dirty’ or ‘bad.’
The culture in Victorian England defined masturbation a sinful act that would surely send you blind or crazy.. It was called “nocturnal emissions” and was deeply frowned upon. Thrust forward to the early 1900’s and little boys found touching themselves were told it was self abuse and worse than lying or stealing!
What messages did you receive about mastubration, pleasure and sexuality when you were growing up and how do you think it has affected you? Were you shamed into hiding your sexuality and was self pleasure in your own private time seen as something to be ashamed about?
Imagine if we lived in a world where self-love and healthy self exploration was not frowned upon, but encouraged.
Self pleasuring has powerful healing potential.. It reduces our feelings of pain, increases our libido, helps us sleep, helps reduce anxiety and improves men’s quality of sperm. It is good to keep your reproductive organs moving and functioning. Solo sex increases our feel good chemicals in our brain like dopamine, oxytocin and endorphins and helps you feel better about your body.
Happy self pleasuring everyone!