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Saturday, August 05, 2006

I'll have what she's having

Remind me never to ask Ed what he does for fun in London.

Hundreds Expected to Come to Masturbate-a-Thon

Hundreds of Britons are being urged to attend what is being branded as Europe's first "Masturbate-a-thon", a leading reproductive healthcare charity said on Friday.

Marie Stopes International, which is hosting the event with HIV/AIDS charity the Terrence Higgins Trust, said it expected up to 200 people to attend the sponsored masturbation session in Clerkenwell, central London, on Saturday.

"It is a bit of a publicity stunt but we hope it will raise awareness," a Marie Stopes spokeswoman told Reuters.

"We want to get people talking about safer sex, masturbation and to lift taboos."

Participants, who have to be over 18, can bring any aids they need and can take part in four different rooms -- a comfort area, a mixed area, along with men and women only areas.

However, the rules on the event's Web site states there can be no touching of other participants nor are people allowed to fake orgasms.

"The amount you raise will be determined by how many minutes you masturbate and/or how many orgasms you achieve," the Web site said.

The Marie Stopes spokeswoman said local religious groups had been initially outraged, but after people had heard what the event was about, most had approved it.

Police had also given it their approval.

3 comments:

Ces said...

OMG, sometimes, I don't really know what to say.

Christopher said...

I know what to say...that this is the most bizarro news story I have read in quite some time, and that I doubt I'll be shaking hands with any Brits any time soon!

Bedazzler said...

Yikes. Some things should be a private matter. Something. Somewhere.