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Special Addition to Tuesday’s Erotic Literary Salon

Martha Cornog, author of The Big Book of Masturbation, will co-facilitate the Adult Sex-Ed section of the Salon along with sexologist and host Susana Mayer and Walter.

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Martha Cornog spent six fascinating and fun years researching and writing The Big Book of Masturbation, which was also published in Russian. A former librarian, she has done several books about sexuality materials in library collections, and several books about graphic novels. Some of these books were coauthored by her late husband Timothy Perper, whose collection of short stories she recently self-published under the title Sex, Death, and the End of the World: Stories. She currently reviews graphic novels for Library Journal, a magazine for librarians.

She will talk briefly about her masturbation research and then announce a film to debut in Philadelphia on May 4th: Sticky: A (Self) Love Story, the first documentary feature film about masturbation. Written, produced, and directed by Nicholas Tana, the film includes interviews with sexologists, medical figures, authors, clergy, and people in the porn industry.

Sticky will make you laugh and make you think. Why is one of the most popular sex acts so hard to talk about? When Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders suggested we teach young people that masturbation is normal and it’s safe sex, she was fired. When entertainer Pee-wee Herman was arrested for jerking off in an adult theatre, the media-fueled outrage torpedoed his career for nearly a decade. When 14-year-old Matthew Burdette was surreptitiously videotaped in the boys bathroom reportedly playing with himself, and the video went viral, the merciless harassment from other kids led him to commit suicide. Masturbation itself didn’t hurt any of these people—but shame and blame around it did. (See film trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxfVS_z1JX4)

Sticky: A (Self) Love Story will be shown May 4th, 7:30 p.m. at Studio Movie Grill, 53 South 69th Street, Upper Darby 19082. Tickets are $9.00. Reserve your ticket by April 27th—the event won’t happen unless a total of 67 tickets are spoken for by then. Here’s where to reserve a ticket:

https://www.tugg.com/events/96790

May National Masturbation Month

“Don’t knock masturbation. It’s sex with someone I love.” Woody Allen

I find it most interesting that Senior Sex and Masturbation share the same month. I certainly could come up with a lot of reasons why, but I’ll just say masturbation is good for your health.

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Excerpts from Care2

“As Woody Allen famously said, “Don’t knock masturbation. It’s sex with someone I love.” And considering that up to 95 percent of men and 89 to 92 percent of women masturbate, it’s probably safe to say that no one really needs much convincing to keep doing it. But if you’d like a hand giving yourself a hand, here’s something to get you started:

7 Surprising Benefits of Masturbation

1. Masturbation helps you sleepThat’s because getting handsy with yourself lowers blood pressure and produces endorphins, the chemicals responsible for helping ease stress and increase relaxation.

2. Masturbation relieves cramps. Flying solo during that time of the month increases blood flow to the pelvic area, easing pain. The intensity of orgasm can also help—and it sure beats a hot water bottle.

3. Masturbation prevents prostate cancer. Toxins build up in the urogenital tract, leading to disease—but masturbation flushes those toxins out of the body, making men who ejaculate more than five times a week a third less likely to develop prostate cancer.

4. Masturbation alleviates urinary tract infections. Once you’re tired of drinking all that cranberry juice, turn to the other cure for UTIs: masturbation. It helps flush out old bacteria from the cervix, giving UTI sufferers some much-needed relief.

5. Masturbation might relieve Restless Leg Syndrome symptoms. Researchers estimate that 10 percent of people suffer from RLS, a neurological disorder categorized by a constant urge to move the limbs, often causing leg pain, cramps, tingling, and itching. But there might be help in sight—a letter published in the medical journal Sleep Medicine reported on a patient who used sex and masturbation to relieve symptoms of RLS.

6. Masturbation boosts your immunity. Ejaculation releases the hormone cortisol. It’s a stress hormone, but in small doses, it can help strengthen and maintain your immune system.

7. Masturbation makes sex better. Practice makes perfect, as the saying goes. “Sex therapists strongly recommend that women who have not had an orgasm begin by pleasuring themselves,” according to registered sex therapist Judith Golden. “This puts them in touch with the genital pleasure that they like.”

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/7-surprising-benefits-of-masturbation.html#ixzz30WoQHHTE