It’s National Masturbation Month! I know that sounds weird, but basically, this is a month for some self-reflection about the highly stigmatized but nearly universal act of self-love. It all started when President Bill Clinton fired then surgeon general Joycelyn Elders in 1994 for suggesting that masturbation should be a part of sex education. The retailer Good Vibrations marked May 7 as National Masturbation Day in her honor, but it has since expanded into a monthlong international extravaganza.
Everyone should feel safe and comfortable spending time on self-love and talking about it openly. Strip the stigma, talk about it, and celebrate it. It’s 2021! We’re living through a global pandemic. Who has time for Victorian social mores? It also means May is the time of the year to pick up some toys at a steep discount. There’s a lot to sort through, but we did our best to highlight the best sex toy deals around from some of our favorite brands.
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MysteryVibe only makes a handful of sex toys, but in our experience, they’re well made. Its Crescendo has been a mainstay of our Best Sex Toys guide for more than a year now and for good reason. These deals run through May 27.
MysteryVibe Crescendo for $149 ($50 off): The Crescendo is one of my personal favorites. It’s a versatile toy for all kinds of play, all kinds of genitals, and all kinds of body parts. It has six internal motors, and that doesn’t just mean it’s powerful. This toy can deliver handcrafted vibration patterns up and down the entire length. You can customize or select them from preset patterns.
MysteryVibe Poco for $99 ($30 off): The Poco is a small toy, like a travel-size version of the Crescendo. It’s flexible, you can easily bend it into a position uniquely suited to your body, and it features two separate motors for powerful vibrations no matter how you bend it. It’s a good choice for vulvas and penises.