Remember I started to give my staff a daily 30-minute masturbation break last May? This year, we’re teaming up with the notorious sex toy brand Fun Factory to revamp our masturbation routines. Will you join us?
In 2021, a year into the pandemic, I started noticing my team and myself struggling. Years of pandemic life had started to take their toll on us. We were less focused, more agitated and overall more anxious. As someone who’s been leading a company with 40+ employees for over a decade, I believe that there is nothing more harmful to a successful work environment than stress. It kills creativity, makes people feel less confident in themselves and causes problems in communication. I wanted to do something to help my team cope with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic.
So last May, I decided to dedicate Masturbation Month to my team by giving them an extra 30-minutes off every day to use for their self-pleasure routine. I set up a private room in the office which we call “the masturbation station” to provide them with a safe, comfortable space for their masturbation break.
Masturbation has been shown to not only make you happier, more relaxed and more focused, but it is also a proven creativity booster and it increases your focus and drive to get things done. But masturbation break wasn’t only about trying to help my employees feel better in these trying times, I also wanted to do something to normalise masturbation on a broader scale. Sexual wellbeing is deeply intertwined with your overall mental health and physical health and should be treated with the same respect and resources.
When news spread, the Lust Initiative went viral! Countless newspapers picked up the story and spread the message of masturbation break across the world. Today, many companies have followed in our footsteps. We were overwhelmed by the positive responses and proud to be part of paving the way towards normalising masturbation and prioritising mental health at work. I launched the initiative to coincide with Masturbation Month but we decided to make “masturbation break” a permanent company policy that we enforce until this day.
This year, we’re pumping it up with a new masturbation celebration: we’ve partnered up with sex toy company Fun Factory in planning another big surprise for the Lust Team & community. Fun Factory is one of my favourite sex toy brands. For over 25 years, the German-based manufacturer has been breaking sexual taboos and designing and producing sex toys to embrace playfulness and eradicate shame in sexuality.
All their toys are made with high quality, medical silicone (all sex toys should be made of medical silicon, but unfortunately many aren’t) and only one thing in mind: how can we improve people’s sex lives regardless of their gender or sexuality?
Fun Factory will kindly provide everyone in my office with a free sex toy of their choice to enhance their masturbation breaks with. My staff is about to get HELLA spoiled! And which are MY personal Fun Factory favourites? Well, I’m glad you asked…
MISS BI: my new best friend. The Miss Bi is a rabbit vibrator for both internal and external stimulation. What I love most about it is that the toy is super flexible and has a very strong motor with loads of different vibrating patterns and levels to choose from. If you’re like me, and the majority of vulva owners out there, then you need clitoral stimulation to reach orgasm. The Miss Bi lets you experience both vaginal and clitoral stimulation and can also be used for anal play. If you’d love to explore vaginal orgasms more, this toy can be a great helper by stimulating both internally and externally and giving you that special something to reach the big O.
MANTA: This sex toy is truly innovative and unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. I have always been rooting for more interesting sex toys for penis owners and here it is! The Manta vibrator can be placed around the tip of the penis and can lead to intense frenulum-based orgasms. It is super flexible and works for all penis sizes alike. The Manta is not only great for solo sessions, but also for partnered sex. You can use the Manta to spice up your blow-job experience or place it around the shaft or the perineum to enhance you and your partner's sensations during penetration. My tip: lube it up!
NŌS: Amazing sex toy for partnered sex! While I’m personally not a big fan of most penis rings, the NŌS is a game changer. It’s a penis ring designed to stimulate your partner’s clit while hightening your own sensations during sex. Unlike other penis rings, this one is not perfectly round and when you think about it it makes a lot of sense: have you ever seen a perfectly round penis? Me neither. The two little extensions inside the ring are matching the anatomy of a realistic penis and they help to keep the position of the toy so you can move freely.
If you want to get in on the fun use my promo code ERIKALUST20 for 20% off your Fun Factory purchase. Please be aware that the code only works for deliveries to the DACH-Area, EU and US. Available from 19/5/2022 to 19/08/22.
Happy Masturbation Month to all of you!
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