Good Vibrations Declares August Anal Pleasure Month

Bob Johnson

SAN FRANCISCO — Good Vibrations has declared August “Anal Pleasure Month” by putting together a timeline of the history of anal sex, along with a month of workshops and events in California.

“While anal pleasure is widely enjoyed, it is still considered taboo, so access to clear and accurate information about it is sadly limited. Good Vibrations declared August to be Anal Pleasure month as a way to illuminate the subject and make information available to interested adults,"staff sexologist Dr. Carol Queen said.

She added, "You can see how the cultural conversation around anal sex has evolved in our anal history timeline –- it’s fun and fascinating."

The company has also teamed up with sex educator and author Tristan Taormino to celebrate the occasion on her “Sex Out Loud Radio” show where she’ll be discussing the ins and outs of safe and fun anal play.

Taormino is the author of “The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women” and has her own collection of favorite sex toys at Good Vibrations, including “Back Door Beginner” kit and “Beginner Pegging Kit.’ These and other anal safe toys will be featured in the month of August. Taormino also contributed to Good Vibrations’ anal history timeline.

To follow Anal Sex Month highlights online, visit Good Vibrations’ social networks including Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google Plus, and Instagram and Vine with hashtag #anapleasuremonth.

For those ready to learn, the company’s free “Humpday Happy Hour” workshop “Anal Toys for Beginners” is being given at its San Francisco Polk Street, Oakland, and Berkeley locations throughout the month of August (attendees receive a free gift).

In-depth discussions with Queen and her partner and co-founder of the Center for Sex and Culture, Robert Lawrence will present “Anal Play for Everyone” on Aug. 22.

A Spanish workshop will be presentedat the Valencia street store for Una Taller de Las Temas Del Sexo (a workshop on various sex topics a la Sex 101) on Aug. 14.

Visit Good Vibrations’ how-to page (in English and Spanish) for detailed information and resources.