Good Vibrations Celebrates International Masturbation Month

Good Vibrations proudly declares Pleasure Is Your Birthright as International Masturbation Month is celebrated again for the 22nd year after Good Vibrations designated May as Masturbation Month back in 1995.

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 is also proud to stand with Planned Parenthood and the Transgender Law Center as our Give campaign partners right now. 100% of all donations made are given to the recipient partners as part of Good Vibrations’ fundraising efforts.

Good Vibrations has always believed that orgasms are good for you because sexual health is integral to overall health. Explore our Good Deals page and see all the current offers and promotions we are offering so that you can find your Right Tools For The Job!


Do yourself a favor and give yourself a hand.


Dr. Carol Queen

“Solo pleasuring always got a bad rap compared to partner sex, and for NO good reason! It is healthful, relaxing, helps with menstrual cramps, and lets us learn what best pleases us sexually. We should be singing masturbation’s praises from every mountaintop, and initiating the global movement that is International Masturbation Month was our way of beginning to make that happen.”–Carol Queen, PhD, staff Sexologist

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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