The sacred days of solo sex is upon us! Raise your hands if you've been enjoying Masturbation Month so far! Okay, just nod and smile if you don't have any hands free at the moment. When you need a break, check out these onanistic offerings in this week's Sex Stories We Love!

Celebrate Good Times...C'mon!

How will you celebrate Masturbation Month? Well, we all know the obvious answer, but the whole idea beyond jumping for joy about jerking and jilling off. There are lots of other things we can do to celebrate self-love and Meaghan Ward offers some great ideas! Talk about it at home, talk about it with friends. Normalize it for yourself and help others feel comfortable. Try new techniques, new toys, new lubes. Read great articles, blog posts, erotica, and share them all on your socials. While we're staying socially distant, check out different long-distance connections and enjoy masturbation with lovers and friends. That's the great thing about masturbation...whether you're currently enjoying or just observing, the possibilities are truly endless.

Speaking Self-Love and Self-Care

Masturbation means different things to different folks. For far too long it was a taboo subject that was rarely discussed in polite company. Lots of people were partaking, but nobody wanted to talk about it. I mean, this falls inline with most topics related to sex and sexuality, so it isn't surprising that self-love was also hush hush. Fortunately...the times, they are a changin'. And we're talkin' more and more about wankin'. This is great because masturbation can be an essential part of a person's self-care. Having stigma or shame attached to self-care is going to, ultimately, be counter-productive.

Manifest with Masturbation?

Is there more to masturbation than pleasure and self-care? Could it be used to manifest success in other parts of your life? Each week The Guardian shares stories about sex from readers, and this revelation from a sex toy tester who discovered sexual transmutation is very intriguing. This idea, that you can harness your sexual energy to achieve goals would be a very positive addition to our ways of thinking/ The potential for personal growth is inviting, but I am sure Venus O'Hara is met with much skepticism about whether masturbation actually helps her achieve goals. On the other hand, maybe it is time to stop limiting our thinking of what masturbation can and should be and give something new a try!

Hands-free Happiness

Speaking of giving something new a try...have you ever given yourself an orgasm without using your hands? Honestly, my first thought was that this is maybe even harder than sexual transmutation! Surely, some of the techniques suggested here might be beyond some of our abilities (no sexual act is ever going to be a 100% success for everyone)...but that doesn't mean you can't give them a try! Whether you're playing with toys, trying to orgasm in your sleep, or using your body's other muscles, you'll surely discover that there are so many potentials when it comes to fapping fun. Do you already have hands-free favourites? We'd love to hear your techniques!

Ode to the Showerhead

A long-popular method of unconventional masturbation—particularly, but not exclusively for people with vulvas—is the trusty power of a showerhead. But has there ever been a better treatise on how to get yourself off with a simple stream of water than Emma Austin's comprehensive guide to self-love with a showerhead? Sure, there are countless new and exciting sex toys on the market, but there is something about the shower that offers an incredibly erotic element to masturbation. Let Emma take you on a journey with this post.

Mark Your Calendar

Finally, are you looking for a little help or inspiration on how to commemorate 31 days of solo sex? Don't worry! The inimitable Erika Lust has got you covered with a fancy calendar of ideas for Masturbation Month!

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