1. More Self-Love for Masturbation Month

    Tenga Red Flip HoleMay is Masturbation Month! Even though we like to celebrate and promote masturbation all twelve months of the year, we'd like to highlight some of the best masturbation and sex toy news in honor of taking a whole month to really focus on celebrating self-love of a sexual kind.

    We started out the month highlighting the Sex Positive Photo Project's "I Masturbate…" Which takes a look at images of a diverse group of people embracing the way they masturbate, breaking down shame around self pleasure and showing the beauty of masturbation from the individual's perspective with the photographer as silent observer, telling the stories of the subject, rather than an object, in Shilo Mccabe's photos.

    Read on to find out how Masturbation Month is celebrated around the world, learn more about some of our favorite solo sex toys, and you could even win a new sex toy to enhance masturbation all year long.

    One lucky reader will win aTENGA Red Flip Hole Male Masturbator.Just comment below and you could be enjoying this sleek male masturbator very soon!

    • #MasturbationMay was born out of the radical idea, subtly stated by ex-Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders, that teaching about masturbation might actually be beneficial as a deterrent to young people having sex early on. Her exact words when asked about the topic: “I think it is something that is part of human sexuality and a part of something that perhaps should be taught.” This statement lead to Elders being forced to resign, and inspired Carol Queen and the folks at Good Vibrations to take up the cause. - Have a Merry Masturbation!
    • In 1999 the first Masturbate-A-Thon was held in San Francisco, California. Participants at the event masturbate to raise money for charity, increase public awareness, dispel the shame and taboos that exist about masturbation and even attempt to break world records! Masturbate-A-Thon has now spread to other cities like Portland OR, Washington D.C., London, England, and Copenhagen, Denmark. With this year's US event taking place in Philadelphia PA.

    Oh Joy Sex Toy

    • The new site Oh Joy Sex Toy has us all smiling and giddy! Erika Moen has put her awesome cartooning skills to work for all of us sex toy aficionados just in time to celebrate. She starts with the classic power house Hitachi Magic Wand! Check out her comic strip style reviews and look out for a review of the one of a kind Lovehoney Sqweel 2 coming soon to her site.
    • Vegas gamblers are getting in on the sex toy action too. Check out this new attraction featuring the Fun Factory Stronic Eins in sex toy races to try a new kind of gambling at a Vegas Casino. I never thought I'd see a sex toy do that!
    • More celebraties have embraced talking about masturbation and sharing intimate details about their favorite sex toys too. We learned that Frank Ocean is a Tenga fan after he gave a shout-out with an image posted via instagram. Plus actor James Franco celebrated his birthday in kinky style with a sex toy themed cake and a photo shared on his site.
    • If you want to celebrate Masturbation May in style like the celebs mentioned above check out these sexy deals on Male Masturbators, BDSM gear and more masturbation toys. Your purchase is always risk free with free shipping and no questions asked free returns, if it turns out the item isn't exactly what you're expecting. Maybe those anal beads are a bit too big, like the ones on James Franco's cake? Just send 'um back and we'll help you find a better fit.
    1. Our Video of the Week is in loving memory of Chrissy Amphlett, lead singer of the Divinyls, who passed away last month at 53 years of age. The classic tribute to self-loving, "I Touch Myself" lives on and continues to inspire us all.

    Congratulations to the winners of our Happiness Bullet Vibe giveaway: Mistress Raeven, John Patterson, and Shadow! Now for another chance to win a quality masturbator. Comment below to enter to win the TENGA Red Flip Hole Male Masturbator. One winner will be chosen at random on May 31st.

    Wait! That's not everything…

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    Comments (91)

    • Hip: May 14, 2013 02:44
      Bring it!! It looks different...Different is Goooooood!
    • Angel: May 14, 2013 02:46
      Well no wonder since last weekend I can't get enough of ME time. It's Masturbation Month :D been having lots of fun watching videos that a few of my sweeties have sent me masturbating. As a Voyeur this is a big turn on. Would love to send one of my sweeties a toy to add to his ME time and for my eys.
    • Insatiablytaken: May 14, 2013 03:54
      This would be perfect. My fiances Flip White is on it's last leg and the red one looks awesome.
    • mechanicuscat: May 14, 2013 04:19
      I've seen the other variants before, but the red looks awesome!
    • KingOfCarrots: May 14, 2013 19:34
      It looks like a lot of fun.
    • kreftron: May 14, 2013 20:38
      Looks like that would be fun!
    • BigNinjaJim: May 14, 2013 20:39
      I just want to say thank you for the chance to win that prize up above and for promoting a really great comic as the one mentioned. *Crosses fingers and hopes to win*
    • Maleah: May 14, 2013 20:44
      I'm in! Looks awesome!
    • Jessy: May 14, 2013 20:47
      Happy Masturbation month! :D
    • Evalyn: May 14, 2013 20:55
      Fantastic! Happy Masturbation month :) :)
    • Jesse: May 14, 2013 20:56
      I already have a masturbator of my own, but to win this for a friend of mine would be awesome. It'll put a real smile on his face for once. Dude frowns like someone ate his cookie all the time.
    • Zac: May 14, 2013 21:01
      That looks interesting.
    • Ben: May 14, 2013 21:11
      Ah, I've been wanting one of those for ages! Neato giveaway, and I like the link roundup.
    • Tash: May 14, 2013 21:14
      Would be good for the mister to get a toy for once ;p
    • Sinead: May 14, 2013 21:24
      woohoos and high 5s for #MasturbationMonth xx
    • Namish: May 14, 2013 21:27
      I'm not sure if I bought a bad model or what, but the Tenga I have is awful. I'd actually want to try a different model (like the prize here) and see if it is any good.
    • Brendan: May 14, 2013 22:01
      I'm keen to try it. And I may even review it.
    • Stacy: May 14, 2013 22:05
      Been wanting to get one of these for the fiance, but they're so expensive! Here's hoping!
    • Mark: May 14, 2013 22:26
      whoa I love finding out new ways to celebrate these kinds of things. And that looks like it could make my month more interesting...
    • Megan: May 14, 2013 22:40
      I've been eyeballing this as a gift for the boyfriend for a while! Oh Joy Sex Toy brought me here-- finger's crossed. : )
    • John Paul: May 14, 2013 23:14
      Gosh this looks like a great promotion for masturbation month! I'd love to put such a great product to an even greater use!
    • john: May 14, 2013 23:20
      Heard about this on Oh Joy Sex Toy and I think it's a great Idea! Yay for sexual exploration and masturbation!
    • Derek: May 14, 2013 23:37
      So excited about OJST. Erika is my fave. And that Tenga looks sweet! I used to have a fleshlight and it was awesome, but nothing lasts forever. I'm not familiar with the Tenga, but I really like that it's not trying to look like anything else... All the front bits kinda freak me out on the flishlights. This also looks much easier to clean!
    • LoriandHubby: May 15, 2013 00:26
      Oh my, the Hubby would love this
    • Karen Blue: May 15, 2013 00:28
      I love Tenga, I would love to win this for my lover!
    • Jenny: May 15, 2013 00:31
      Erika Moen is the best!!! I love her new comic. :3
    • Reenie: May 15, 2013 00:32
      Would love to try this. Thanks for giving this opportunity!
    • Mike: May 15, 2013 00:35
      My lady would love for me to have my way with here with this;)
    • CraigTP: May 15, 2013 00:37
      Sent by Erika! I haven't had the chance to use a sleeve like this before, I'd love to try one out!
    • Alberta: May 15, 2013 00:37
      The drawing is on my birthday! I'm in it to win it:)
    • Justin: May 15, 2013 00:41
      Moen sent me but now that I'm here, I'm glad I came (Oh-so clever pun potentially intended, *wink*).
    • Max: May 15, 2013 01:11
      yay masturbation month!
    • Rachael J: May 15, 2013 01:58
      I think my boyfriend would like this.
    • Bane W: May 15, 2013 02:19
      I've tried a few tenga products and they've all been fairly good, but I'm never sure if I should bit the bullet and buy one of these.
    • David: May 15, 2013 02:25
      This is awesome, thanks for doing this Lovehoney!
    • Ann W: May 15, 2013 02:58
      Looks like it could be a lot of fun:)
    • SeptimusReviews: May 15, 2013 03:11
      I'd love to win one of these for my man!
    • Machinist: May 15, 2013 04:06
      Ooh! Ooh! Pick me! Pick me! Me me me!
    • Tay: May 15, 2013 04:39
      Yes, please!
    • Anna: May 15, 2013 05:39
      I think my boyfriend would love to try this!
    • Lex: May 15, 2013 07:19
      Oh man, my last sleeve is falling apart, I could really use this! Especially since part-time work doesn't pay real masturbation money, lol.
    • Lee Peltz: May 15, 2013 09:26
      I've never used one, but it could be neat!
    • Lara @ Condom Monologues: May 15, 2013 12:56
      Great way to celebrate this important holiday! Thanks for linking us (Condom Monologues) in your post!
    • Harry Bentley: May 15, 2013 15:47
      With all the shaming around discussing masturbation in any manner of public forum, I'm really glad for OJST giving practical advice & recommendations, and for Tenga making such elegant and sleek-looking tools.

      It's great to view sexuality more executively, cheese is fun - but you can't discuss somethings properly in cheesiness.

    • ZoyaLynne: May 15, 2013 16:47
      Yay for masterbation! Here's hoping I win! I'd love to try this on my guy!
    • Stormy: May 15, 2013 19:33
      Sure, lets give this a try.
    • Robert Z: May 15, 2013 20:29
      Merry Masturbation May!
    • DarkAngel: May 16, 2013 00:22
      I'd love to win this for my hubby :)
    • Bean: May 16, 2013 00:29
      This would be a fun toy to sneak into my husband's laptop bag
    • Tor: May 16, 2013 03:34
      I found my way here from OJST, and I love the sex positive attitude!.
      I've made a lot of strides in physical and mental health over the past few years, and now I'm working on sexual health with my SO. I think this could be nice to use together (or as a stand-in when she's not up for it, haha)
    • Paul: May 16, 2013 04:45
      I've never used anything like it, it seems very interesting. Thanks to Erika for the heads up on this curiosity.
    • Scott: May 16, 2013 12:58
      Thanks to OJST for the heads up.

      Ironically if I win then, because I live in Asia, to get the product I'll probably have to ship it to my mother's place in the US.

      No better way to be open about masturbation I guess?

    • Santiago: May 16, 2013 17:19
      Yes, please. It would make my May very merry indeed.
    • vulgarvag: May 17, 2013 05:25
      I would love to give this toy to my boyfriend overseas. Long distance relationships are rough and I want him to have some fun toys too!
    • gavin: May 17, 2013 15:00
      I loved my black flip hole! I'd love to try out the red one
    • Raul Queue: May 17, 2013 18:31
      I've been wanting to fuck a Tenga Fliphole since I first read about them when they were introduced. Please pick me! xx
    • Sugarcunt: May 17, 2013 23:06
      I'd definitely love for my partner to be able to acquire a Tenga Flip Hole - especially one that's shiny and red like a sports car!
    • Charlene Davison: May 18, 2013 05:42
      I would love to win this for my husband.
    • tusk: May 18, 2013 09:23
      I would like to win this for my partner. :)
    • John Patterson: May 18, 2013 19:55
      I touch my self and I think I'm turning Japanese mashup for May would be appropriate
    • joanne hale: May 18, 2013 22:08
      looks new, different, something i would love to give a whirl. would love to give this to the hubby being its #materbation month i think it would help us both out!
    • Aracne: May 19, 2013 03:34
      That's a lovely initiative - and me and my partner, being long distance, are waaaaay into masturbation marathons to celebrate this month!
    • escargot: May 19, 2013 04:14
      Erika pointed me here, thanks! I think this would be a great gift for Sir. ;-D
    • Rich: May 19, 2013 22:04
      It'd be brill to win as wifey has all the toys in our house :-(
    • Cath: May 19, 2013 23:25
      Oh man I would love to win this!
    • dizzygirl: May 20, 2013 01:50
      I would love to surprise dizzyguy with this.
    • Wife With a Toy: May 20, 2013 02:39
      OMG I would love to try this on my husband. I love watching his face as he cums. I could put it in a video loop.
    • Cuttles: May 20, 2013 17:22
      Oh man, I bet my boyfriend would have a blast!
    • Pete: May 22, 2013 00:49
      Would love to try this tenga contraption. Masturbation is healthy, wonderful, and necessary for a happy life. Hurray for Masturbation Month. No shame!!!
    • Andrew: May 22, 2013 18:15
      This looks like a top quality item.
    • Linda: May 22, 2013 18:24
      I would love to win this for my husband. I think it would be a way to help bring toys into the bedroom.
    • Pixel: May 22, 2013 21:33
      Oh, I'd love this for my fiance! He has a Tenga 3-D Spiral, but it's starting to die. :( This would be an awesome replacement/upgrade!
    • Myke: May 22, 2013 23:31
      I would love to win this.
      Ive Been celebrating masturbation month even before I knew it existed. Lol
    • Kebert: May 23, 2013 07:07
      And I had just declared this "only with the other half" month!
    • Laura: May 23, 2013 07:22
      I'd love to give my partner a chance to try this out, he's kind of... stand-offish when it comes to toys, and would never think of shopping for one. I don't think he's ever used a sleeve before. I want him to enjoy wanking as much as I do! :D
    • rag doll: May 23, 2013 14:52
      the comic is great and actually really helpful. maybe LH should make it an option to submit a comic version when we write our revives.

      ... and that cake! (he probably should have cleaned the bead before putting them on the cake though)

      the Tenga looks great in black and whit. what model is that one? i don't think I've seen those comic book stars on one before...is it that model just for celebrities?

    • JD McNugent: May 24, 2013 02:02
      I want it. Could have some good times with it.
    • SnoWMaN: May 24, 2013 22:59
      The red version looks amazing... Happy masturbation month
    • johnny: May 25, 2013 00:41
      I really want this!
    • Kindred: May 25, 2013 01:50
      Tenga makes great toys for men. I would love to try this one.
    • Amanda: May 26, 2013 21:53
      Masturbation month is the best. I would love to win this for my honey.
    • EggMan: May 28, 2013 01:19
      Looks like fun!
    • Greg B: May 28, 2013 04:16
      Oh sweet genius, you had me just talking about the Tenga, regardless of the giveaway. The best masturbation sleeves I've ever used--they feel great, they look discrete, and they clean up easy as the dickens. Also, they don't look like vulvas. I really don't like sex toys for men that replicate female forms; there's an implication there I'm not comfortable with. If you've wanted to try a sleeve, I wholeheartedly recommend any of the various Tenga products.
    • macho99: May 28, 2013 06:07
      No too late to enter! I miss my flip hole badly! (Mom threw it out. LOL)
    • Sangsara: May 28, 2013 10:09
      seriously i've tried tenga eggs but not a non disposable product- please let me win this!!
    • StarFruit: May 28, 2013 22:33
      I hope it's not too late to enter! Erika Moen's comic directed me here and it would be great to win a Tenga that I've heard so much about.
    • jeff: May 29, 2013 06:56
      How . . .intriguing! I'd like to "give it a go."
    • Steve: May 30, 2013 02:55
      I've used a tenga egg, they are so much fun. Would love a red fliphole
    • Gabrielle: May 31, 2013 13:25
      I came here from Erika's comic OhJoySexToy and I am glad I did! I hope it isn't too late to enter, I have a partner who would love this!
    • RK: June 10, 2013 03:42
      Wahoo! Thanks for the chance to win!
    • Thaís: July 13, 2013 01:31
      OhJoySexToy here :)

      I want this so much <3

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