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The Latest Instagram Challenge Is To Wank More, And We’re Not Even Kidding

Its masturbation month folks, and now you have an official reason to get some self-love on.

Masturbation can seem like an awkward topic, but the fact is it’s totally normal and pretty much everyone does it. It’s time to smash that stigma and talk about wanking just as much as we actually do it.

One duo in particular, Amy Baldwin and April Lampert, have posted a masturbation challenge to Instagram. The Self Pleasure 30 Day Instagram Challenge asks  everyone to masturbate for 10 minutes everyday of May. It aims to break down the stigma surrounding self pleasure.

Amy and April are the co-hosts of podcast Shameless Sex, which is all about radical self love and sexual empowerment. The podcast features all things sex positivity, be it masturbation or sex with a partner. The ladies discuss heaps of topics around sex and sex work, and give lots of advice on how to have healthy sexual relationships. They shared a post to their Instagram detailing the challenge, where you have to masturbate for 10 minutes every day – no porn or vibes allowed.

 

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It’s contest time again! May is M@sturbation month, and to celebrate we are running a 30 Day Self-Pleasure Challenge 🎊 . The intention of this challenge is to help de-stigmatize #selfpleasure while also giving participants an opportunity to connect with their own pleasure/body on a deeper level (and potentially win some awesome prizes 🎁 as well!) . . Instructions: Open to anyone 18+ of all genders. DM or email an anonymous photo of yourself like the one here (we may share your photo but we promise to keep your info private) stating something about your current self-pleasure practice in 10 words or less by April 30th. Then for the month of May you will self-pleasure for a min of 10 minutes/day, with no goals for org@sm (but if it happens, great!), no porn and no vibrators 🚫. Every week we will ask you to send another anonymous photo of yourself describing your week’s experience – what you learned, challenges, breakthrough’s etc. 📝 Everyone who sends in 1 photo 📸 per week will be entered into a raffle to win: Grand prize <<Valued over $1000!>>>- Hot Octopuss Duo 👐🏼(@hotoctopuss), a bottle of Uberlube💧, access to OMGyes💥, access to our Wild Woman Sex online workshop, a copy of Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski 📚(@enagoski) AND a Sex Coaching or Sexological Bodywork session with Dolly Josette 🗣(@pleasuremuse) (episode #102) Runner up prizes include: a bottle of Uberlube, access to OMGyes, access to our Wild Woman Sex online workshop, copies of Come As You Are, and more! #selfpleasurechallange #selfpleasure #shamelesssexrevolution #30daychallange #shamelesssexpodcast

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Only using hands is meant to increase your connection with your body. It gets you feeling those pleasures on a more personal level as you get your freak on by yourself. With just your hands and your pleasure, you can have an intimate moment to feel yourself, and maybe even discover new sensations. Vibes and porn aren’t banned all together though! Just for that ten minutes.

The challenge is a great way for people to break down the barriers that prevent them from healthily exploring their own bodies.  Masturbation is often treated as taboo, but the reality is most people do it and it has heaps of benefits. It’s relaxing,  it can make you sleep better, and it’s a great way to get to know you what you like. And on top of all that, it’s just fun.

It’s great to see so many people being open about masturbation. There are heaps of people entering the challenge, and you can even win some sex-themed goodies. Get out there and wank for the freedom of masturbation!

Image Source: Instagram @shamelesssexpodcast, GIPHY, Getty Images.

Written by Soaliha Iqbal

Soaliha is a culture and politics writer, brunch enthusiast and a walking Potterpedia who never stops showing people pictures of her three-legged cat.

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