Here at Kinkly, May is one of our favorite months. We didn't invent it, we're not the only ones who promote it but, man, do we ever celebrate the hell out of it. We are talking about Masturbation Month. All month long, we'll be running features, promoting deals and giving out expert tips about the art, science and oh-so-sexy pleasure of self love. We'll also be sharing other cool content from all over the web. Here are a few awesome resources to get the party started.
33 Masturbation Tips
This comes from Dr. Lindsey Doe of Sexplanations and - trust us, we've vetted it! - there's something in here for everyone.
This Story About a Very Open Mother and Her Masturbation Talk With Her Daughter
We often talk about how important "the talk" is for parents, and we love this interview from Refinery 29 of a mother and daughter who had a very honest conversation about sex - including masturbation. Give it a read.
This Piece About How You Don't Have to Masturbate
We posted this piece by JoEllen Notte last year and we're giving it another spin because it's just so important. We looove celebrating Masturbation Month and encouraging people to explore their own bodies. But, just like any other act we celebrate, we also have to remember that nothing is for everyone. If that's what masturbation is for you, that's OK too. You do you!
This Piece on the Benefits of Masturbating While Pregnant
According to this article from Romper, a lot of the benefits of masturbation when pregnant are the same as the benefits of masturbating when, well, not pregnant. That said, if you've got a bun in the oven, better sleep and an easier labor in exchange for orgasms is a pretty sweet deal.
This List of 10 Scientific Facts About Masturbation
Dr. Justin Lehmiller is all about the science of sex, and we love this list of well-researched facts about self love.
This Comic Guide to Masturbating
This comic comes from Erika Moen over at Oh Joy Sex Toy and it provides an adorable introduction to "paddling the pink canoe" ... or, whatever you'd like to call it.
Erotic Stories and Excerpts
Need a little erotic reading to get you in the mood? Check out our list of erotic stories, excerpts and book recommendations.