To celebrate, I update the “play.” page with new product reviews that are bound to knock your socks off! So, stop on by, take a peek, and maybe you’ll pick yourself out a brand new B.o.B
Here’s a little background history on the holiday, compliments of the fine folks at Wikipedia:
“In May, 1995, San Francisco–based sex-toy and -education shop Good Vibrations declared May to be “Masturbation Month”. Since then, it has encouraged people to get sponsors as a fundraiser for charities with a sex-positive focus.
In 1999, the Masturbate-a-Thon was originated by the collective Open Enterprises, which operates Good Vibrations. The slogan “Come for a Cause” was coined by Rachel Venning, the founder of the sex toy shop Babeland, formerly Toy in Babeland, which has branches in Seattle, in Brooklyn, and (two) in Manhattan.
The Masturbate-a-Thon was built up by Good Vibrations, which encouraged other modern sex-toy businesses— such as Babeland; A Woman’s Touch, in Madison, Wisconsin; Toronto’s Come as You Are; and Boston’s Grand Opening—to hold events coinciding with “masturbation month” (May in the United States). In that year, the first live event was held at San Francisco’s Campus Theater, by the Center for Sex and Culture (CSC)’s Carol Queen and her partner, Robert Lawrence. CSC is an education-based non-profit providing professional-level sex education. The annual events are used as a public-health-education device to increase awareness of self-pleasure as a strategy for safer and healthier sex and to de-stigmatise self-love.”
I don’t know about you, but the word masturbation sounds like a bodily function gone wrong, which is probably why our culture has allowed for so many cool phrases and metaphors in reference to this amazing act of self-love.
Here are some of my favorites, what are some of yours?
1. Strumming my guitar
2. Rubbing one out
3. Relieving some stress
4. Jilling Off (instead of jacking off)
5. Clicking My Mouse
6. Sexing the Cherry (yes, this is a Jeanette Winterson reference)
7. Stroking the Pearl
8. Getting some love from Ms. (or Mr.) Michigan
10. Having a menage e mois