I hope you are all enjoying National Masturbation Month! Did you know that May was crowned National Masturbation Month by Dr. Carol Queen at Good Vibrations in 1995? It was the year surgeon general Dr. Joycelyn Elders was fired for suggesting that children be taught that masturbation is a normal healthy activity as part of their sexual education. Take this month to celebrate on your own or with a partner. And check out these links for inspiration!

Talking to Kids About Touching Themselves

If you have kids, use this month to teach them about this part of their sexuality - with age-appropriate information, of course! If you are worried about talking to your kid about sex, Nadine at Adorkable Undies shares her top five tips ... as well as a few teachable moments gone awry.

20 Surprising Facts About Masturbation

If you would like to learn more about masturbation, Nerve shares a list of 20 surprising facts about masturbation. And they are doozies. For instance, did you know that a popular pamphlet distributed in 16th-century London called, "Onania, or the Heinous Sin of Self-Pollution, and All Its Frightful Consequences, In Both Sexes, Considered: With Spiritual and Physical Advice to Those Who Have Already Injured Themselves by This Abominable Practice" gave self love a bad rap for centuries? It's available for Kindle too if you're interested in reading the whole treatise.

Far-Flung Fun

If you like to masturbate with someone who travels or lives in another city, state or room, the brilliant minds at OhMiBod have just the toy for you. Their OhMiBod Remote App lets you give a little love using your phone, their vibrator and the wonders of Wi-Fi. Time apart may never be the same. (Learn more about it in Fall In Love (With Your Smartphone) All Over Again.)

Hot Summer Reading

If you want something to get you going, porn actor and director Ernest Greene recently published "The Master of O," a retelling of "The Story Of O" from the master's standpoint. I was lucky enough to get an advance copy and found it a very fun read set in modern-day Los Angeles. This books is very detail-oriented, and dives deep into the mind of the master. Greene's wife, the lovely Nina Hartley, interviewed him about his inspiration for the book last week.

Put Your Hands in the Air (for a Minute)

Finally, after more than 40 years, a plus-size model will appear on the cover of Penthouse Forum. Adult performer Kelly Shibari will be in the June issue welcoming the bikini weather with her booming curves. If you are diligent, you can get a copy at the end of May. It might just make for a very happy ending to this month's celebrations.

Happy Celebrating!