Magnus Sullivan to Present A Reading from His Book, ‘Better Than the Hand’

Acclaimed Filmmaker/Author to Deliver Authentic Story about Male
Masturbation at Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland, Oregon on June 10!

PORTLAND, Oregon (April 17, 2017) – Award-winning filmmaker/author Magnus Sullivan will discuss male masturbation and why the topic remains a taboo subject when he presents a reading from his new book “Better than the Hand” at 7 p.m. on June 10. It will be part of “The Mystery Box Show” storytelling series at Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland, Oregon.

The Alberta Rose Theatre is located at 3000 NE Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211. A special reception with the author follows the event for VIP ticket holders.

“For too long masturbation has been in the shadows and marginalized and thankfully today we’re slowly moving away from that with a better understanding of its role toward a healthy life and better sex,” Sullivan said. “This reading and discussion that follows it will give attendees a better rounded view of masturbation and how it improves sex, our relationship with our partners and our overall wellness.”

The event, which will also includes other noted authors, will feature the filmmaker-turned author reading passages of his acclaimed book “Better than the Hand.” In it, Sullivan discusses how a better understanding of self-pleasure can also be a path to personal growth and empathy for others—traits that are increasingly unrealized among more and more straight men. He then contrasts society’s widespread acceptance for female masturbation versus it’s equally wide shame of the same activity by men.

Best known for the 2015 acclaimed film “Marriage 2.0,” which earned numerous awards for blending mainstream cinema with explicit sex scenes, Sullivan wrote “Better Than the Hand,” to take male masturbation out of the shadows and into the proverbial light with a positive sexual health message.

The premise of the book supports his male-centric retailer, where Sullivan offers visitors a unique space that features a variety of sex products as well as access to the latest sex toys, informational blogs and a rewards program for valuable savings on purchases.

To attend the reading, click here. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the show. VIP Packages are $55, which includes an exclusive after-show reception with the authors and gift bags.

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“Better Than the Hand,” is now available via Kindle on Amazon and ManShop.comInterested media may request a complimentary copy of either edition by emailing Sarah at

About Magnus Sullivan:

Magnus Sullivan has been at the forefront of technological and cultural shifts for more than 20 years. Magnus founded one of the first system integration firms in San Francisco in 1993, bringing some of the biggest brands in the world online. One of his first clients was the progressive adult toy reseller, Good Vibrations. This was his first foray into the world of adult and he never looked back, partnering with the Internet powerhouse GameLink to help create one of the most formidable companies in the online adult market. He has created two of the most awarded and recognized movies in the industry and is now working not only to shed the shame around male pleasure but also to educate men about how masturbation can be the catalyst to a dramatically improved sex life. He is the founder of, a blog about male masturbation, and, a curated store that features toys for men.

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