Emojibator launches sex-ed site for Masturbation Month

Like many other seemingly arbitrary holidays or themed months, May is Masturbation Month because a store wanted to make money.

But there’s also an interesting backstory that involves a trailblazing government official, an uncomfortable question and President Bill Clinton. In 1994, Dr. Joycelyn Elders — Surgeon General in the Clinton administration and the first Black person to hold the office — was forced to resign after saying masturbation was “a part of human sexuality, and perhaps it should be taught.”

The following year, in honor of Elders’ remarks, Berkeley, Calif.-based sex toy retailer Good Vibrations declared May 7 to be “National Masturbation Day,” which over the years expanded to a full month of awareness and self-love.

Enter Philly- and New York-based Emojibator, a startup that makes (duh) emoji-shaped vibrators.

For the monthly celebration of masturbation, the company launched a website focused on providing educational content on masturbation. The end goal: “closing the climax gap.”

For cofounder and

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