Masturbation! Gardening! What else are we supposed to be doing in May? A little research revealed that there's plenty to celebrate, observe or become aware of this month. To experience May to the fullest, I've decided to partake of as many celebrations as I can.
Attitudes toward choking the chicken have relaxed radically, and masturbation has finally come out of the cubicle, tissue paper stuck to its shoe. It is no longer the subject of mass moral panics and crackdowns. We even have a National Masturbation Month and charity masturbate-a-thons.
May is National Masturbation Month, which is intended to reduce the stigma surrounding the discussion and practice of masturbation. You've probably been observing it all along without even realizing it. But LGBT people should pay particular attention to it, for two reasons.