Here at Ellen Terrie, we love the month of May. There might still be a chill in the air, but the lighter evenings, budding flowers, and smell of freshly cut grass have us dreaming of the long, hot summer days to come. What you may not know though, is that May is, in fact, National Masturbation Month. That's right, a whole month dedicated entirely to the celebration of self-love, and a necessary reminder that masturbation is a healthy, accessible form of pleasure.
While it has become a light-hearted celebration of all things self-pleasure, it turns out that there is actually history behind Masturbation Month (who'd have thought it?!) - the holiday was created by the Good Vibrations retail store in San Francisco following the firing of U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders in 1994 for suggesting that information about masturbation should be included in sexual health and education curriculums.
So, to help you get in the celebratory spirit, we have decided to offer 20% off our Sensual Toy Collection for the whole of May (just use the code MASTURBATIONMAY at checkout).
Not only that, we’re also giving you the chance to WIN a Crave Vesper in Rose Gold - a sleek and subtle (yet oh so powerful!) vibrator necklace designed for your custom pleasure, whenever and wherever you desire.
All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is follow Ellen Terrie on Instagram and comment on our competition post, tagging someone that you think should join in the celebrations.
Competition T & C’s
Competition will run until midnight (GMT) 31st May.
Entrants must follow Ellen Terrie on Instagram.
The entrant must comment on Ellen Terrie’s competition post on Instagram to be entered.
One winner will be contacted directly on Instagram. They have 48 hours to reply. If there is no reply another winner will be chosen.
The prizes cannot be exchanged for cash or any other product.
To see more details about the Crave Vesper Vibrator Necklace, please check the product on the Ellen Terrie website.
The winner will receive a Crave Vesper Vibrator Necklace in Rose Gold.
WANT TO KNOW WHY YOU SHOULD CELEBRATE MASTURBATION MAY?
Here are some great reasons why you should join in the celebrations and make masturbation an essential part of your wellness and self-care routine.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, IT FEELS AMAZING
Because we all need pleasure in our lives, right?
WOMEN WHO MASTURBATE REGULARLY ARE MORE LIKELY TO FEEL POSITIVELY ABOUT THEIR BODY
When you know how your body works and what you need to do to bring yourself pleasure, you strengthen your connection to your body and become more aware of your sensuality.
IT KEEPS YOUR PELVIC FLOOR STRONG
Practising Kegel exercises on the regular can help keep those deep muscles in tip top shape, and bringing yourself to orgasm will do just the same.
IT RELIEVES MUSCULAR TENSION AND PAIN
The release of the feel-good hormone Oxytocin that happens with orgasm can decrease overall muscle tension - this includes headaches, chronic muscle tension, and menstrual cramps!
YOU GET BETTER ZZZ'S
The release of the same feel-good hormone can help you fall asleep faster and enjoy a deeper sleep.
IT CAN IMPROVE SEX WITH YOUR LOVED ONE
You get to explore your body and learn what you do and don't like during masturbation, which is key when it comes to communication with your loved one.
IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU
Unlike partnered sex, solo sex has the exquisite benefit of being 100% about you so you can do exactly what you want. So put time aside just for you and take the opportunity to treat yourself!
Happy Masturbation Month, everyone!