THANK YOU, JOYCELYN ELDERS
|| By FITSNEWS || There probably won’t be an official proclamation forthcoming from president Barack Obama, but May is apparently “Masturbation Month.”
No really … we looked it up. Masturbation Month (or in some cases, “National Masturbation Day”) has been celebrated each May for the past twenty years – in honor of former U.S. surgeon general Joycelyn Elders. Remember her? She was fired by former president Bill Clinton in 1994 for suggesting masturbation be included in the sex education curriculum of government-run schools.
You know, as opposed to “fun with cigars.”
An overt excuse to sell sex toys, Masturbation Month has resulted in some interested pubic awareness, though. Errr, public awareness. LOLz.
For example, according to polling from sex toy retailer Adam and Eve, 86 percent of Americans indulge in the habit – with two thirds of women saying they masturbate about three times a week.
Why so often?
“When we are faced with the choice of a man who might not get us off, and a battery operated toy that will 100 percent get us off, we reach for the toy. every. single. time,” the website Total Sorority Move noted.
According to the Adam and Eve data, 66 percent of women also said it’s easier to orgasm from masturbation than from sexual intercourse.
Sounds to us like another call to manhood, guys …
UPDATE: Evidently we erred in saying “National Masturbation Day” has been celebrated for the past twenty years. As one of our male readers noted, “every guy ever has been celebrating every day since he learned how.”