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Sex Nerd Sandra: A Handshake with Oneself

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!





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  1. Ricardo Jorge says:

    Portuguese girls rarely do it!!! sex is not a priority over here in portugal… for them!

  2. tricoloredeyes says:

    good to know my husband and i were celebrating for a worthy cause, and not just because he’s deployed overseas … plus, it’s my birthday month!!!! hoorah for masturbating may!

  3. Ben Lahnger says:

    I always masturbate at the crack of dawn. Actually, since dawn is never there, I HAVE to masturbate!


  4. Man, I swore off getting to second base with myself in preparation for the Rapture! Looks like I’ll have to get cracking to make up for lost time!

  5. Laura says:

    well, now i know what i’m doing tonight.

  6. Devon says:

    I am all for solo sex, all year long, but why do you have to bring religion into it, Sandra?

  7. Good work, Captain B!

  8. CaptainxBumout says:

    Hmm I thought I was masturbating a lot recently, turns out its been for a good reason. I must have been self aware all along.

  9. Nathan says:

    The comments people are leaving make me think that they didn’t even read the post.. I’m so confused. All of the points you guys are raising she clearly talked about already. It was only a few paragraphs… what the hell ? … So confused.

  10. DefconDan says:

    “It’s National Masturbation Month..”

    1. Only 1 month… really?
    2. Since when have we as humans needed a month to remind us? Hell whose ever come to a time in their life where they said… “I feel like I have done something in a while… oh yeah myself!”
    3. Man good thing my calendar isn’t what drives awareness months ;).

    Also loved the Woody Allen quote… best one.

  11. Kanye Twitty says:

    I try to make like the born again Scrooge and keep it in my heart ( so to speak) all year long. However, feeling that kind of swell of support (steady on…) makes me want to get all observant…at an appropriate time.

    Five knuckle shuffle, ahoy!

    Now all I need is a topic for “inspiration”…this could take a while.

  12. PhilosopherKing says:

    Whoever came up with “National Masturbation Month” and that supporting poster really needs to read some more Freud 😛

    I’ll admit that the “angers the pope” line was pretty funny though lol

  13. Minute Walt says:

    Stop knocking on the bathroom door! I’m celebrating, dammit!

  14. That’s some bummer math, Bob.

  15. bob the builder says:

    see i divide this month into the one week a month that my girlfriend is grumpy and i have to take extra long showers.

  16. hairypalm says:

    we need a month for this? no way i agree with the boss lady here.. daily or multi times a day to stay centered and healthy, just remember to stay Hydrated and viscus. no need to damage ones self while relaxing.

  17. my-name-here says:

    Or maybe on it would be better?

  18. my-name-here says:

    Oh my, I had no idea! I’ll get right one it!