Heroes of Masturbation - Alfred Kinsey

Thursday May 30, 2019

For this heroes of masturbation post, I'm going way way back -  all the way back to 1948.  Many people know about Alfred Kinsey.  He is widely considered to be the father of sexuality research.  He was a professor and researcher who founded the Institute for Sex Research at the University of Indiana.

Kinsey was the first person to study people's experience of sex and sexuality on a large scale

Heroes of Masturbation - Dell Williams

Wednesday May 15, 2019

My hero of masturbation for today is Dell Williams, founders of the sex toy shop Eve's Garden.  

A lot of people are familiar with Good Vibrations in San Fransisco, which is often considered the grandmothers of women-friendly, sex positive, sex toy shops.  Did you know that Eve's Garden in Manhattan actually preceded it?

Masturbation Month - Meet the Woman that Started it All

Friday May 3, 2019

Masturbation Month begins today. Last September, I was able to meet the inspiration behind this month-long celebration of self-love, Dr Joycelyn Elders.

(this post was originally printed in VUE Magazine in May 2014)

Why We Need International Masturbation Month - My Masturbation Journey

Tuesday May 1, 2018

I've written a LOT about masturbation but in this post, I'm going to do something I've never done before - I'm going to write about my own history with masturbation.  I've certainly told some of this story to some people and even in some of my public presentations, but I've never put it all out there on the net like this.  But I think that my story is probably similar to a lot of others and it illustrates why it's so important to talk about masturbation.  So in the interest of banishing shame and liberating self-love, it's about to get way TMI in here.

Here goes.

A Brief History of Masturbation

Saturday April 29, 2017

Masturbation is normal, healthy, and universal, but it hasn't always been seen that way.  Throughout history, the way we look at this basic human activity has changed a lot. Here, in honor of Masturbation Month,  (pun intended) are some of the highlights, and lowlights, in masturbation history. 

  • ancient Egypt - creation myths told the story of the Sun God Amun masturbating and creating the first two human beings