Guess what? It's National Masturbation Month!

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Come again? 

That's right people, today's fun fact is that the month of May is observed as National Masturbation month, and Saturday, May 7 is National Masturbation Day — a topic that we could all lend a hand in to be less taboo. 



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Turns out, the holiday was created back in 1995 when President Bill Clinton fired Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders for suggesting that masturbation should be a part of sex education for students. We're a little interested in what Bill Clinton thinks should be taught in sex education, but that's besides the point.

On May 7, 1995, the sex shop Good Vibrations (another great pun) declared the day in honor of Jocelyn Elders and to protect the right to masturbate.



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For some reason, (let's be real, America is such a prude) there always seems to be shame involved when it comes to pleasuring oneself. So we rounded up some fun facts and tips about getting yourself off. Enjoy yourself, literally!

Now go forth, metro Detroit, and choke the chicken, twirl the pearl, tickle your pickle, doodle your noodle, flick the bean, and pet the kitty all day long tomorrow. This is a no-shame zone! 

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Us too, Samantha Jones. Us too. 

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