Why We Celebrate International Masturbation Month
Welcome to May, when we celebrate Mothers, Memorial Day and Masturbation. That’s right. May is International Masturbation Month. We couldn’t think of an activity more deserving of a month-long celebration, although, we hope you exercise your right to masturbate during the other 11 months.
So, why dedicate a month to masturbation?
The holiday was started to encourage people to discuss masturbation in a positive, non-shaming way. It was originally a day-long holiday, first celebrated on May 7, 1995. Good Vibrations declared the holiday in response to Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders being fired by President Bill Clinton for her comments supporting masturbation education in schools.
When asked at a UN conference about AIDS, about whether or not she thought masturbation should be taught as part of a sexual education curriculum to prevent other, riskier forms of sexual activity, she responded that “