We were saddened to hear that Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett passed away over the weekend, after a long battle with breast cancer and multiple sclerosis. Aphlett and her bandmate Mark McEntee shot to fame over their early ’90s ode to masturbation, “I Touch Myself.”
“Chrissy’s light burns so very brightly. Hers was a life of passion and creativity,” said her husband Charley Drayton, in a statement. “She always lived it to the fullest. With her force of character and vocal strength, she paved the way for strong, sexy, outspoken women.”
“I Touch Myself” was one of the few pop tracks that blatantly referenced masturbation, and certainly was one of the most popular. It reached number one in Amphlett’s native Australia, and climbed to number four on the American pop charts. Not to mention, the video for the song was everywhere when it first came out.
In more recent years, Amphlett had focused her attention on her ailing health, but also took time to star as Russell Crowe’s mother in an Australian stage production of the musical “Blood Brothers.” After the jump, a playlist dedicated to Amphlett’s forwarded-thinking, sexually open hit track.
“I’m resetting my dick and my brain,” said Greg Barris of his decision to give up porn, sex and masturbation.
Barris is one of the men featured in New York magazine’s piece about the male anti-masturbation movement. According to the piece, a number of men are reflecting on their masturbation habits — even abstaining from “fapping” altogether in order to be able to perform better with women and to be better men in general.
Thirty-two-year-old Henry compared the feeling of not masturbating for a long period of time to being on antidepressants. He reported feeling more alert, younger and far more attracted to women, better able to communicate with them, better able to perform in bed.
In my personal sexual experience, I’ve found this introspection about porn, masturbation and sexual performance, to be a growing trend amongst the men I sleep with. More than three of my sexual partners have expressed the sentiment that “porn is screwing me up.” Keep reading »
I often find myself marveling at people’s innovative (and illegal) public masturbation sessions. Like the guy who emptied a vacuum cleaner in a neighbor’s home and then pleasured himself on the dirty floor or the woman who diddled herself on a Florida highway. I know both of these self-love sessions ended in arrest, and I don’t condone crimes where anyone feels violated, obviously, but I can’t help but be in awe of how much trouble they went through just to get off!
This week, William Blakely wins the creative/illegal masturbation award. The former Mount Carmel, Tennessee, Vice-Mayor is facing charges of indecent and reckless endangerment and criminal attempt to commit aggravated assault for jerking off out of the window of his car while he was driving 90 miles per hour. I mean, how do you even achieve that? Keep reading »
Male masturbation — it’s everywhere you look from late night TV to songs on the radio. In fact, it’s become so commonplace to talk about male masturbation that it’s even become a joke. Men get to have all the fun making love (to pies and socks and all sorts of other imaginative things). So why don’t we talk about female masturbation on the same level?
Even in my 10 years in this business of selling sex toys (and talking to more than 10,000 women about it), it’s still rarely discussed and women almost never admit to doing it. Why is that?
Why are there no cute jokes and funny euphemisms for women who masturbate? Where are the female equivalents of “rubbing one out,” “rosy palm,” “sex with someone you really love,” “spanking the monkey” or “choking the chicken”? Men talk about this a lot! And most importantly, they talk about it with no shame. Read more…
Life. So many unanswered questions. Thank God Almie Rose is here to guide us through our most intimate quandaries. In this webisode, Almie helps us figure out how to masturbate when someone else — your roommate, your study buddy, or unwanted house guest — is in the room. Because you shouldn’t be deprived of yourself, just because someone else happens to be there…
Anna Kendrick really loved Ryan Gosling’s performance in the movie “Gangster Squad.” More specifically, his performance made her love herself.
“Ugh – NEVER going to a Ryan Gosling movie in a theater again. Apparently masturbating in the back row is still considered ‘inappropriate,’” she tweeted.
We suspect she was joking, but we can’t blame her if she wasn’t. Obviously, Ryan Gosling is a very popular figure in peoples’ spank banks over here. [Daily Mail UK]
Anna Kendrick is hardly the only celeb to discuss diddling. Woody Allen and Dudley Moore have some of the more famous and funny quotes about jerking off, but some more recent stars have mouthed off about self-love too. Keep clicking to find out who …