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THE CLITORAL TRUTH

THERE’S MORE TO THE CLITORIS THAN MEETS THE EYE. RHIANNON KEMP-DAVIES GOES BENEATH THE SURFACE OF THE PLEASURE CENTRE...

Happy Masturbation Month! Yes, May is the month in which we can celebrate all things masturbationrelated, promote awareness and take the chance to educate. Luckily, it doesn’t mean that this is the only month in which you can masturbate, thank goodness!

ILLUSTRATION FERNANDO SAFONT

International Masturbation Month started off in 1995 as Masturbation Day, celebrated on 7 May. It was a direct response by feminist sex shop Good Vibrations in San Francisco to the fact that thenpresident Bill Clinton had fired the Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders earlier that year for suggesting that masturbation should be included in sex education. How dare she suggest that masturbation is a natural and normal thing to do? This was only 21 years ago! Masturbation Month quickly gathered steam and all sex-positive retailers and educators now make sure that every May, they focus on educating people about masturbation. And this is a great opportunity for me to tell you why we should all be happily fiddling away.

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