Jocelyn Elders was the first African American and second woman appointed Surgeon General of the US. In 1994, while speaking at World AID's Day, Elders was asked if masturbation might discourage kids from engaging in sexual activity at too young an age. Should it be discussed in sex-ed courses? Her answer:

I think that it is part of human sexuality, and perhaps it should be taught.

Well, you can imagine the response to this filth! Elders was way out of bounds. Young teens don't masturbate. And even if they did, Shhhh! It's better for everyone when kids think they're the only ones that have those special feelings.  Remember: Not talking, is the best way not to talk about reality. In the end, the Clinton administration forced Elders to resign. Yes, THAT Bill Clinton. Maybe if he'd polished-his-knob on a regular basis he wouldn't have Lewinskied.

In 1995, Good Vibrations, a San Francisco sex toy retailer and sexual health and empowerment educator, declared May National Masturbation Month in Elders' honor. 

Don't miss the history of the vibrator. AND...While we're on the topic, check out the Ola from our cool friends over at Minni.  ------->

AuthorKate Rose