Masturbation or self-love is still one of the topics on which nobody talks openly. On the other hand, reports show that 95% men and approximately 89% women masturbate on daily basis. Strange. Isn’t it?
National Masturbation Day, also known as International Masturbation Day, is an annual event celebrated on May 7 or May 28, to protect the right to masturbate. It was first observed May 7, 1995, after sex-positive retailer, Good Vibrations, declared the day in honor of Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders who was fired by President Bill Clinton for suggesting masturbation be a part of sex education curriculum for students; she was terminated on December 9, 1994. The day has since been expanded to include the entire month of May as International Masturbation Month.
Woah! So today is the second last day of the International Masturbation Day. I know many of you did not know about this. Right? Well, that is why I thought of sharing it with you here. I have been known about this day or I should say this month since years now.
This post was originally written in 2017 on the same day.
I know, there should not be any such month or day where one celebrates masturbation. It is nothing but a way to touch yourself to give the sexual pleasures. There are hundreds and thousands of pornographic websites which are watched by men and women both.
I am not being judgmental here whether it is right or wrong, whether one should go with the flow or not. But one thing is very clear for sure, no matter how many boys or girls denied that they don’t do it, are certainly lying. Everyone do it and they should be. It is not a taboo to give yourself a pleasure, the feel you crave to ask from your partner. And as long as you are not hurting others or your own self there is nothing wrong you are doing. Many people are still wearing the fake mask of avoiding those who talks about masturbation or self-love. And somehow that is the thing which goes wrong. You should be open about what you feel with your body.
Recently, one of my female friends introduced me with one of the interesting series on YouTube named Sex Chat with Pappu & Papa whereby a little kid asks his father, what is masturbation. And I was really astonished to see the reaction of the father. But it is really interesting to see how wonderfully he explained him with minute details. Let me share that video with you here:
Who decided we should celebrate masturbation during the month of May? It Was the toy company Good Vibrations. But before you get up in arms about it being a commercialized holiday invented by ‘hallmark’ to sell more ‘cards’ you should know what inspired it. In 1994 the US Surgeon General Dr Jocelyn Elders was forced to resign after expressing her expert opinion about the AIDS epidemic. She was asked directly what she thought about;
“a more explicit discussion and promotion of masturbation” As a means to limit the spread of the virus.
To which she replied;
(I am) “a very strong advocate” of teaching sex education in schools “at a very early age.”
“As per your specific question in regard to masturbation,” Dr. Elders said, “I think that is something that is a part of human sexuality and it’s a part of something that perhaps should be taught. But we’ve not even taught our children the very basics.”
This was just too much and she was forced to resign. It was the straw that broke the camels back. What were the other straws you ask? She had spoken of potentially distributing contraceptives in public schools and she was open to studying the legalization of drugs. She was a progressive woman, far ahead of her time.
(Thanks to tabbyandmonkey for inspiring me to write this blog post )
5 Benefits of Masturbation:
1) Awareness towards your Body
Being an Erotic writer, I’ve observed a lot of cases whereby people want to be felt in the most amazing ways but there’s a lack of understanding in their own body structure. They aren’t aware what they like and what they don’t.
Hence, self-love is advised to know your own body before making any relationship with your partner.
2) Keeps you Activated
If you don’t believe me then examine this on yourself, when you masturbate you before free and it gives you a kind of energy which you require to keep yourself fresh all day.
3) Gives you Peaceful Sleep
Different people have different routines for self-love but the pleasure it gives you once done is priceless. You get the relief and a peaceful sleep after a hectic day. Try for a day (Oops! Night) and you’ll be there.
4) Releases Tension
It’s been shown in one of the most famous movie based upon sales profile that men and women who masturbates release their tensions and stresses than people who choose alcohol and become addicted to it.
5) Positive Mental Level
It gives you open perspective about life and the beauty it has around it. Stretching or suppressing your desires will make you bounded and give you unnecessary pressure.
6) Makes you Sexually stronger
Although, I had written to give only 5 benefits but this one is, I believe, most required in today’s generation. Many a times, we get attracted to someone and we call it as love, but deep within even we’re pretty much aware it’s nothing but an infatuation.
In that situation, your mind and sexual desires force you to do things which you’re not comfortable doing with, and that’s probably because you want the other sex. It’s natural but, BUT, suppose if you have a strong hold on your desires the entire scene would be changed.
So always be happy, healthy, and keep exploring yourself.
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