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Give Yourself A Hand: It’s Masturbation Month!
Sex|May 4, 2021

Give Yourself A Hand: It’s Masturbation Month!

Adult Filmmaker Erika Lust Calls On Employers To Let Their Employees Masturbate At Work This May.
Amie Wee

May has begun and we find ourselves in the midst of International Masturbation Month. What sounds like a ploy for selling sex toys was actually created in the spirit of celebrating masturbation and removing the shame and stigma that comes with pleasuring one’s self.

A little backstory: The first National Masturbation Day was held on May 7, 1995, after Californian sex toy retailer, Good Vibrations, declared the day in honour of Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, who was fired by President Bill Clinton in 1994 for suggesting masturbation be part of the sex education curriculum for students.

The celebration began as a virtual event with participants across the globe invited to coordinate their climaxes in one giant unified orgasm, but has since been expanded to include the entire month of May as International Masturbation Month.

This year, indie adult filmmaker, Erika Lust, is celebrating May Masturbation Month by giving her 36 employees 30 minute breaks to masturbate every day during work hours. The porn pioneer has even set up a private ‘masturbation station’ at the Lust office, with scheduled times for each of her employees to touch themselves under the desk daily, in a judgement-free and positive environment.

A masturbation break at work can result in more focus from your employees, less aggression and more productivity“I value my employees and I know that when they feel good, we do good work. With the pandemic and the huge shift in how we live our lives, I began to notice that my employees had become somewhat agitated and were performing with less energy than before. So, knowing that there’s only one thing that will make everyone feel good, I’ve set up a private masturbation station for them to enjoy. Now I’m calling on you, fellow business owners, to give your employees what they deserve. Prepare the station because it’s time for some on the clock masturbation!” Erika says.

In addition, throughout the month, Erika will be giving fans a peek of what masturbation breaks look and sound like inside the Erika Lust Films’ offices on social media, including an ASMR recording of the team’s sounds of self-pleasure and a F*cking Playlist created by the crew on Spotify. Erika will also be offering uncensored masturbation-themed content on her Lust Zine, and be giving away some free sex toys in partnership with Emojibator, to encourage people to prioritise their own pleasure.

Cat, Head of Comms & Content at Erika Lust Films says, “Picture this; a team of happy employees with their creative juices flowing and being productive because they’ve had some time scheduled to make themselves feel good! A masturbation break at work can result in more focus from your employees, less aggression, more productivity, and better team work.”

On May 25, Erika invites everyone to join her special free online Live Masturbation Session in partnership with Allbodies. During the session, a special sex educator will be covering the benefits of masturbation before giving some tips and tricks for mind-blowing solo sex, while two adult performers show you exactly how it’s done.

Give May a happy ending and join the live session (plus score a free XConfessions movie directed by Erika) by signing up at this link.

 

Read our previous interview The Politics of Porn With Erika Lust here.