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Did You Know that May 28th is International Masturbation Day?

psychiatrist, sexologist, psychotherapist
  • Published:
    16 May 2022
  • Updated:
    30 January 2024
Masturbation Day

No? Let us tell you.

The Origin of Masturbation Day

In 1994, Jocelyn Elders was Chief Medical Officer of the United States and was speaking at a UN conference on AIDS. She was asked whether it was appropriate to teach children about masturbation as one safe way to experience sexual satisfaction. Elders responded that it was a part of human sexuality and must be prepared. A scandal occurred, and she was dismissed from her post. However, Elders was supported by Good Vibrations sex shop by offering her to lecture on sex education and also by declaring May as the month of masturbation!

From 1995 to 2005, Masturbation Day was celebrated on the 7th of May; since 2005, the date has been changed to the 28th of May.

The Purpose of the Day and Month of Masturbation

The purpose of masturbation day and month is to protect the right to masturbate. After all, masturbating is okay if it doesn't become an imposition and isn't the only way to get pleasure. Furthermore, healthy: it lowers blood pressure, reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes by more than 2.3 times, helps you to fall asleep, relieves pelvic pains, and reduces the risk of prostate cancer.

Interesting Facts About Masturbation

  • The world record for the duration of masturbation to orgasm is 6 hours and 30 minutes for a woman and 8 hours and 30 minutes for a man.
  • Around 0.06% of men and women can masturbate simply by fantasizing without touching their penis or other body parts. Singer Lady Gaga, for example, has confessed to this.
  • An annually open "masturbation marathon" takes place in San Francisco. In this extraordinary way, participants have been raising money for sex education and promoting safe sex for several years. Everyone over 18 gathers at the local sex culture center and masturbates.
  • On the other hand, in Indonesia, masturbation or sex outdoors is punished by beheading. They are a long way from the modern view of masturbation.

Basic Norms and Rules to Remember

Don't forget about hygiene procedures. Wash your hands beforehand and use lubricants to protect against micro-injury, chafing, and, of course, for more sensual enjoyment of the process.

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