You probably know that May is the month of mothers and includes drinking holidays like Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby. You may have even known that it’s National Bike Month. But did you also know that May is National Masturbation Month? That’s right, despite the warming weather, we want you to go inside and get it on — with yourself.
Philly-based sex-ed crew Screw Smart is kicking off the celebration right with Masturbate-a-Thon! Teaming up with the Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative’s PleasureRush! initiative, Screw Smart is bringing the worldwide competition to Philly, asking participants to collect pledges from supporters for every hour that they pleasure themselves. Everyone can enter, and it works via honor code — so no fibbing! Just look for the CrowdRise link on screwsmart.com. All proceeds will benefit the prevention and education efforts of PleasureRush! and Screw Smart. Finally, a guilt-free way to flick the bean and beef the jerky.
And that’s the point. Masturbate-a-Thon is all about reducing the stigma around self-pleasure and sex in general. “Just by starting the conversation about masturbation gives people the green light to enjoy themselves,” notes Screw Smart crew member Rebecca Alvarez. “It may seem strange at first, but the absurdity of it gets people talking and sharing. We also believe that, quite basically, it gives folks an excuse to jerk off for as long as they like. Sometimes a little permission goes a long way.”
The feel-good competition ends May 27, giving you lots of time to get off with your right hand or vibrating best friend. When you’ve wrapped up and cleaned up and are reintroduced to sunlight, Screw Smart invites you to Creamium!, the capstone project of cumming. Creamium! will feature a dance party, a naughty game of Cranium (hence the pun) and the crowning of the Winners of Wanking. Categories include most orgasms, most hours devoted and most creative fantasy. After partying with one for a month, it will feel pretty good to party with many.
Masturbate-a-Thon, through May 27. Creamium!, Fri., May 31, 9 p.m., $5-$10, Ruba Social Club, 416 Green St., screwsmart.com.
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