Examining sexual fantasy, learning about my body, and understanding more about how erotic media is produced were all processes I had to work through to have a better sex life and to enjoy all my sexual outlets. Which is why I still work to promote great non-fiction sexuality books and sex-ed resources as much as I can.
But for today, I want to offer some further reading for masturbation specifically.
As a person who can think myself off, I rely on sexual fantasy and erotic media like erotica and porn to masturbate and own relatively few sex toys. But that's all right! Part of my message about masturbation is that we can really get creative in the ways our sexual thoughts connect with our bodies. We can seek out new and different ways to experience pleasure and open up more sexual outlets for ourselves.
Until then, here's a short list of articles and posts I found helpful!
Why Is May Masturbation Month, from Good Vibrations
Why Masturbation Month Matters from Kinkly.com
The Hot Octopuss Blog offers lots of great posts on the subject!
10 Scientific Facts About Masturbation from Dr. Justin Lehmiller
Self Healing Through Mindful Masturbation by Kait Scalisi
10 Reasons To Make Masturbation Part Of Your Wellness Routine by Alexandra Jamieson
The Art of Masturbation at Women's Health
On The Other Hand: Remembering That Masturbation Isn’t Mandatory by JoEllen Notte
Some pertinent posts from The Unlaced Librarian:
Sexual Fantasy As Masturbation
7 Tips for Thinking Yourself Off
Book Review: Sexy Ways to Play
And, I write a lot about sexual fantasy and erotic media in my book Thinking Myself Off, check it out by clicking here!