Hooray, it’s May… and guess what, May is International Masturbation Month!
International Masturbation Month (IMM) was first started in 1995 as a way to honor Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders, who was sacked by Pres. Clinton for her statements saying masturbation was good for sexual health (which sounds pretty reasonable to me but caused a BIG stir on and off Capitol Hill). Since then, people have been celebrating the joys of self-love every May via events, editorials, and more to help educate the public while reducing the stigma associated with choking the chicken and paddling the pink canoe.
The culminating event of IMM is The Masturbate-a-Thon, ” a comfortable and good-humored event which attempts to create a safe and friendly space for self-pleasure” where men and women can come together to jack-and-jill off as a community. This year’s event is being held on May 31st at San Francisco’s Center for Sex & Culture, though you can also participate in the privacy of your own home.
Here at josiejacobs.com, as well as on popporn.com, I’ll be celebrating International Masturbation month with a series of articles all about the awesome act of playing with yourself.
To start us off, here’s a great scene from Louie, in which Louis CK defends masturbation on a Fox News show.