Merry Masturbation!

Happy May Day! Beltane Blessings! And we begin celebrating International Masturbation Month.

Good Vibrations has been celebrating International Masturbation Month since 1995. That’s 20 years of championing self-pleasure, people!

It all started at a speech at the United Nations World AIDS Day Conference in 1994 when then Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders answered a question from a member of the audience about whether masturbation was a good solution to prevent AIDS.

Dr. Joycelyn Elders answered, “Masturbation is something that is a part of human sexuality, and is a part of something that perhaps should be taught.”

Dr. Elders was forced to resign her post, and that was the end of her career as America’s first black Surgeon General.

But from endings come beginnings. Inspired by her bravery and continued commitment to sex education, Good Vibes founded International Masturbation Month as a reminder that masturbation is healthy, accessible and the safest form of sex a person can have.

“Masturbation is fun and pleasurable, it teaches you about your own unique sexuality, and it’s a great way to postpone partner sex if you’re not ready for it,” said Good Vibrations Staff Sexologist Carol Queen, Ph.D., one of the originators of International Masturbation Month.

It is also a good cardiovascular workout, releases endorphins, reduces stress, builds stronger pelvic muscles and relieves menstrual cramps.

So let go of guilt and embarrassment. Make love to yourself. You are your own best lover.

This is my Saturday night, #selfie

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Let’s masturbate!

May Ling Su

A Little Inspiration

Honeymoon Bhramari Devi by Mani C. Price

The Queen Bee Honeymoon Bhramari Devi by Mani C. Price is now available to order as prints at Fine Art America and Society 6. I just ordered mine, and I can’t wait to hang it. It will be a vibrant reminder for me that spring will eventually come, despite the thick blanket of snow outside.

Which reminds me of my latest blog entry in MAYCAM, titled “From Hero to Motherfucker.” It’s about the worst experience I had this winter, with my car dying during a snowstorm and having to wait for a tow truck for two hours in an unheated car. It’s a crazy tale about how a hero turned into a motherfucker, pardon my French.

Also in MAYCAM, I wrote about what I was like at 14 years old.

At 14 I was into @BoyGeorge and Lord Byron. I also had a secret. Read it in maycam.com

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Finally I want to share a little inspiration with you.

Advice from an Oscar-winning artist

Dave Elsey, who won an Oscar in 2011 for Best Make-up in the movie, The Wolfman, and has worked in a whole slew of sci-fi and fantasy movies since 1986, posted this advice on my Facebook: “My advice is persevere. The airbrush can seem like a cruel mistress at first!”

I think this applies to just about anything.

Persevere.

May Ling Su

I am not hungover.

My left eye is still swollen from 2014. I won some and lost some, but I won’t cry over spilled champagne. I’m taking my wins with me to 2015.

May Ling Su is Queen Bee by Mani C. Price

2014 was the year Queen Bee by Mani C. Price was born and unveiled at Bees Knees, a fundraising art show at Alexi Era Gallery benefiting Honey Love, an organization dedicated to urban beekeeping. We made $1358 and many little bees very happy. Thank you!

The Bees Knees at Alexi Era Gallery

Bees hold a special place in my heart and all over our 3 acre backyard. Honey is magic. It’s the awesome sauce for eating and rubbing on my skin. I feel so fabulous being imagined as Queen Bee. Thank you!

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Agam book published by Institute of Climate and Sustainable Cities

2014 was the year the book, Agam, was published by the Institute of Climate and Sustainable Cities as a fundraiser for solar-powered public transportation for the city of Tacloban.

Power Couple by May Ling Su on Agam, book by Institute of Climate and Sustainable Cities

More than about climate change, Agam is a book about people. Photographs by Jose Enrique Soriano are non-judgemental, taken with “no exploitation of misery.”

My piece, Power Couple, juxtaposes high tech capitalistic lifestyle with raw human survival instinct.

I am honored to be one of 24 contributing writers – accomplished poets, journalists, anthropologists, scientists and artists from the Philippines. I feel like the black sheep among these luminaries, but they’re nice to me, so thank you!

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armageddons-princess

2014 was the year I narrated and produced my first audio book, Armageddon’s Princess by Anthony Pacheco. Download it from Audible or iTunes.

Armageddon’s Princess is a science fiction murder mystery set in the future. The book follows the adventures of American war heroine Lexus Tolouse, who has four husbands, a sex bot maid, an A.I. warship who also happens to be her lover, and in this clip, Lexus is about to become Princess Concubine to the Empress of Japan. I played all of those characters. It was a tour de force! Listen.

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Not too shabby in 2014. We’re beginning my 13th year of blogging with the past 12 years of archives tucked into MAYCAM, where I keep my secrets. I’m going for a lean mean 2015! Happy new year to you and yours.

Cheers!

May Ling Su