Good Vibrations Celebrates International Masturbation Month in May



Good Vibrations Celebrates
International Masturbation Month in May


SAN FRANCISCO, (May 2, 2016): Good Vibrations, the legendary San Francisco Bay Area based retailer that takes pride in providing trusted information, quality sex toys and books for grown-ups proclaims for the 21st year: “Happy International Masturbation Month! Grab a vibrator and give yourself a hand!”

Good Vibrations celebrates with two events coast to coast on May 15th with Author Jenny Block in San Francisco for the book launch of The Ultimate Guide to Solo Sex and in Brookline MA with our free workshop, Love Yourself, Literally: Empowerment Through Masturbation. Both events are free and open to the public. Details below.

Know Thyself” takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to self-pleasure. “Too many people still feel uncomfortable about masturbation and guilty about doing it,” says Good Vibrations staff sexologist Carol Queen, Ph.D., author of The Sex & Pleasure Book: Good Vibrations Guide to Great Sex for Everyone. Queen is one of the originators of the Masturbation Month concept. “If only so much of US culture were not so burdened with ideas that masturbation is shameful, a sin or a poor second choice to partner sex.”

Good Vibrations founded International Masturbation Month in 1995 in the wake of the controversy surrounding the firing of former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, who evoked conservative wrath when she stated that discussion of masturbation might have a place in sex education curricula. Realizing that one simple, sensible mention of solo pleasuring was enough to lose this prominent woman–the country’s first African-American surgeon general–her job convinced Good Vibrations staff that this most basic and accessible form of sex needed a serious image boost. Since that time others have followed suit and helped us spread the word.

Good Vibrations offers several choices of products for self-pleasure and solo play to help remind the public that masturbation is relaxing, allows people to learn more about their own sexual response, is a basic recommendation of sex therapists that can help people with many different sexual concerns, relieves menstrual cramps, and helps keep the genitals fully functional. On top of that, it’s the safest form of sex a person can have. Orgasms are healthy for the body so whether you are pre-orgasmic or already know your orgasmic cycle, check out some of our latest vibrators here:

Magic Wand Rechargeable
Magic Wand Rechargeable

Cobra Libre II
Cobra Libre II

Pulse 2 Solo

Pulse 2 Solo


Womanizer Stimulator

We-Vibe Tango

We-Vibe Tango





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About Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations is the premier retailer trusted for almost four decades to provide high quality products, sex-positive education, and information that promotes sexual health, pleasure, and empowerment. We invented the concept of the clean, well-lighted vibrator store and we’re proud to provide a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental environment where customers can shop for sex toys, books, movies, and attend workshops. Visit online at,, or visit one of our eight retail stores in SF, Berkeley, Oakland, Palo Alto CA, or Brookline MA. Please follow us on Twitter @GoodVibesToys

May 15th in San Francisco

Special Masturbation Month Book Launch and Self-Love Celebration with Jenny Block!
Sunday, May 15th, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
1620 Polk Street (at Sacramento Street) SF, CA 94118
(415) 345-0400

Join our very special guest Jenny Block, author of The Ultimate Guide to Solo Sex, to celebration the many-splendored thing that is masturbation! Whether you are happily coupled, on your own, poly, or demonstrating for your lover(s) your solo skills, Block has the very best advice on how to pleasure yourself masterfully and share the love. Enjoy (and be enlightened by) the science of sex, wild and wonderful ideas for upping the ante, and lots of suggestions for use of toys. Good Vibrations is where International Masturbation Month began—come get inspired and filled with solo-sex pride!

Free Docent Tour of our Antique Vibrator Museum before this event at 3:00 pm!

May 16th Brookline MA

Love Yourself, Literally: Empowerment Through Masturbation
Monday, May 16th
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Brookline MA Store

The secret is out! Masturbation feels good and it’s good for you! Join Sex Educator-Sales Associate Allyssa to discover why masturbation is important for everyone, regardless of age, gender, relationship status, or sexuality. We will reveal how self-loving can naturally boost your self-esteem, increase stamina, help you find that mysterious G-spot, and give you the tools you need to become a better lover. Discover new aspects of your own anatomy, the physiology of orgasms, masturbation techniques, and popular toys that will empower and inspire you to give yourself a little more “ME” time.


Good Vibrations — the women-friendly sex toy store promoting quality sex toys, vibrators, sex education, and pleasure since 1977.



Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations is the premiere sex-positive, women-principled adult toy retailer in the US. An iconic brand and one of the world's first sex toy shops to focus specifically on women's pleasure and sexual education, Good Vibrations was founded by Joani Blank in 1977 to provide women with a safe, welcoming and non-judgmental place to shop for erotic toys. Good Vibrations has always included all people across the gender spectrum, and is a place where customers can come for education, high quality products, and information promoting sexual health, pleasure and empowerment. Customers can shop Good Vibrations' expertly curated product selection across any of its nine retail locations or on the website, where they can also find a wealth of information pertaining to sexual pleasure, exploration and education.

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