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May is Masturbation Month

by | May 11, 2023

Welcum to May! It’s International Masturbation Month and it’s time to rekindle the love affair you’ve had with yourself. Masturbation Month kicked off in 1995 and it’s become an annual celebration of solo sex. Changes are, you’ve already participated! This is a great opportunity for you to get back to basics and to explore new possibilities of self-pleasure. 

Masturbating is a great way to learn more about your body, what turns you on, and what gets you off. The more you know about what you like, the better sex you will have with a partner. There are lots of things for you to explore on your own, including the male g-spot, edging, toys, positions, and more. Achieving the perfect orgasm is often about knowing what exactly turns you on and why.

Masturbation Month Celebration

Here are 7 ways you can get the most pleasure from Masturbation Month: 

1. What turns you on 

The best place to start on your journey to self-pleasure is taking a moment to reflect on what turns you on and the types of fantasies you have. Instead of falling into the same old porn and masturbation routine, use your creativity and imagination to get off in new ways. Keep an open mind and be ready to try new things. 

2. Try different locations

While most people masturbate in bed, perhaps it is time to try a new location. Depending on your fantasies, try masturbating in the shower or bathtub, in the kitchen or livingroom.  If you have always wanted to try public spaces, try in your car, on a backroad, or just off the path of a hiking trail. 

3. Fresh sheets 

Getting into a bed with fresh, crisp sheets always feels amazing. Whether you are putting on a freshly washed set of sheets, or a brand-new set of sheets, they are sure to please. Besides, it’s probably time you removed the lube-stained sheets anyway. 

4. Sexy underwear 

New underwear can make you feel sexy and kinky. Go beyond a regular pair of briefs and try wearing a jockstrap or g-string, or splurge on a pair of designer underwear. There are many different styles, fabrics, and brands to choose from to help set your mood. 

5. Add to your adult toy chest 

Adult toys can take your sexual solo-play to new pleasure levels. The possibilities are endless when it comes to sex toys—consider getting a new FleshJack, realistic dildo, anal beads, prostate massager, cock ring, butt plug, or even a sex doll. There are plenty of great toys to help pleasure every part of your body and explore your sexuality. 

6. Explore your kinky side 

While you may think you are completely vanilla or a dom top, there is a good chance that you have hidden kinks you haven’t discovered yet. Masturbation month is a great time to explore kinks in the privacy of your own bedroom. You can try blind folding yourself, dripping hot wax on your body, jerk off with a condom, take a video of yourself masturbating, test out watersports in the bathroom, or locking yourself up in a chastity belt. 

7. Give yourself the rush 

If you love poppers with a partner, try popperbaiting. There are videos on adult video sites that take you through a simulating journey, combining the power of poppers with voice commands telling you when to take a hit, and with visual content. Be careful when using poppers, and to take a break when you feel light headed or your fingers and lips start to turn blue—it means that there’s not enough oxygen in your blood and you need to get some fresh air. 

It’s easy to fall into a regular masturbation routine. Now if your time to start experimenting, try new things, and have some fun. Make the most of Masturbation Month. It’s good for your mental and physical health to masturbate regularly. You can also start a conversation with your closest friends and ask about what they like to do when they masturbate. 

How will you celebrate Masturbation Month? Let us know in the comments below!

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Brian Webb

Brian Webb


Brian Webb is the founder and editor-in-chief of HomoCulture, a celebrated content creator, and winner of the prestigious Mr. Gay Canada – People’s Choice award.An avid traveler, Brian attends Pride events, festivals, street fairs, and LGBTQ friendly destinations through the HomoCulture Tour. He has developed a passion for discovering and sharing authentic lived experiences, educating about the LGBTQ community, and using both his photography and storytelling to produce inspiring content.Originally from the beautiful Okanagan Valley in the southern interior of British Columbia, Brian now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. His personal interests include travel, photography, physical fitness, mixology, drag shows.

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