If you were around in 1995, you may remember the controversy surrounding U.S. Surgeon General at the time, Joycelyn Elders. But what was all the hubbub about, anyway?
Essentially, Joycelyn Elders was forced to resign from her position as surgeon general because she was Pro-Masturbation. When asked at a United Nations conference what her opinion was on promoting masturbation as a way of avoiding other, potentially riskier, sexual acts among youths, she stated
"I think that it is part of human sexuality, and perhaps it should be taught."
This statement may seem a lot less bold than you would be inclined to believe - after all, is that really what led to her resignation? Masturbation is a natural sexual act and a fantastic way to relieve stress, practice safer sex, and overall, to enjoy yourself. Sadly, it's true: President Bill Clinton forced Elders to resign over her empowered view of sexual agency.
That wasn't the end of it, though. Across the country, outraged supporters of sexual freedom expressed their discontent with Clinton's decision. At the helm of the outcry was San Francisco-based sex shop Good Vibrations, famous for their dedication to providing sexual education to the masses. And thus, National Masturbation Month was born.
Celebrated in the month of May by those who are in-the-know, this quiet national holiday is a great excuse to start exploring! And by that, we mean exploring yourself, of course.
Maybe to celebrate this month, you decide to engage in some mutual masturbation fun with a partner, or pick up some new toys to treat yourself to. There are many ways to masturbate; what it comes down to, is what feels good for you. Plus, National Masturbation Month is the perfect time to open up a dialogue with your friends and other loved ones about the importance of sexuality and sexual education.
To celebrate National Masturbation Month, Libido is offering 10% off on ALL DVDs in store! In addition, we have tons of new merchandise in stock including new vibrators, new masturbators, and an increased selection of Lingerie including multiple sizes from extra small to Queen Size. As always, our store is open 24 hours to suit all of your pleasure needs, all of the time!