Sex Nerd Sandra: A Handshake with Oneself
by Sandra Daugherty on May 18, 2011
It’s National Masturbation Month, boys and girls! Have you all been celebrating? I know I have, and I had totally forgotten this holiday season until just a few days ago. Crazy, huh?
Well, no matter. There’s still time to get some festivity in. Now, I know what you’re thinking:
“But Sandra, the spirit of Masturbation Month should be with us all year long!”
True, imaginary sex-positive friend. So true. So why would we need a month to celebrate it? Well, although we should all love ourselves, sometimes it can feel a bit funny to love ourselves. And this month is meant to encourage discussion about all the great reasons why it’s okay to embrace the tissue box.
For instance, it can be used as a sleep aid or a cure for anxiety. Amazing! Some do it before a date to take the edge off. And others, well, they like to do it for fun.
No matter what the reason, I think we can all agree on one thing: it feels pretty darn good. And it’s good for us! Oh yes! Extra blood flow is healthy for the region, and for guys it helps increase prostate health. No one likes a sad prostate.
To quote Woody Allen, “Don’t knock masturbation. It’s sex with someone you love.
‘Tis the season!