In celebration of International Masturbation Month (yes, it’s a real thing), we’ve rounded up our favorite toys that are best for solo play and even better for a party of two (or more). But before we start diving in, let’s quickly discuss how this glorious May holiday even came to be.
What first began as National Masturbation Month commenced in 1995 in honor of US Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders’ work. After a speech at the United Nations World AIDS Day, Elders was fired for her response to an audience member’s question regarding masturbation: “I think it is something that is part of human sexuality and a part of something that perhaps should be taught.”
Today, we’re able to have important conversations around sexual wellness more openly. So without further adieu, here are six toys to practice self-love.


  SONO No 23 Stroker

Sono N 23


Stretchy for a perfect fit, this stroker features a ribbed canal that progressively gets tighter the deeper you get. Plus, it’s waterproof making it ideal for shower play.


Mood Exciter Masturbation Sleeve

 Mood Exciter


The ULTRASKYN™ stroker offers double the fun. Its smaller entrance features massage beads and a tighter opening while the larger end is heavily ribbed. Flip it and reverse it whenever you please.


Kink Rechargeable Automatic Vibrating Pussy Pump

Kink Pussy Pump


Watch the arousing effects of pumping through this toy’s transparent cup, which heightens sensitivity and strengthens orgasms through powerful suction. With three different speeds and seven vibration modes, this toy seals in pleasure until you’re ready to release and take off.


Crave Pocket Vibe

 Crave Pocket Vibe


Don’t underestimate its compact size. The Pocket Vibe is unexpectedly powerful and satisfying. On top of being travel-friendly, this little guy is fully waterproof, too. Bathtime just got even better.





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Nicole is a San Francisco-based writer who enjoys writing about sex, female empowerment, and relationships. When she’s not working, she’s usually eating and/or listening to Drake.