BORED?May 11, 2007
Stressed? Need a release? Can’t find anything to do with yourself? Mark a spot on your calendar for this don’t mess event! No word on T-Shirt designs:
Onanism as Fund Raising
Sometimes the release just says it all …
May 11, 2007: San Francisco, CA –
The Center for Sex and Culture, the only publicly available, non-profit sex education center in the
United States, is proud to announce the Seventh Annual
Masturbate-a-Thon, Saturday, May 26th in San Francisco, in honor of
National Masturbation Month. Founded in 2000, the star-studded
Masturbate-a-Thon is like a walk-a-thon but a lot more fun. Through
individual sponsorships, participants generate revenue in this live
group event for every minute they masturbate or for each orgasm
claimed. Funds raised will go to supporting the Center of Sex and
Culture’s efforts to promote a sex-positive cultural change and
In the last ten years, human sexuality and sexual education has been
marginalized or all but been eliminated from public and private
school, as well as university curriculum, and replaced with failed
abstinence and faith-based alternative teachings that have resulted
in record increases in teenage pregnancy and abortions, and sexually
transmitted diseases, including VD, Herpes and AIDS. The Center of
Sex and Culture’s mission is to provide non-judgmental, sex-positive
education and support to diverse populations by means of classes,
workshops, social gatherings, cultural events, and practical
skills-building events; to maintain and house these events and
supporting materials and functions; to maintain a publicly-accessible
library and archives; to staff and support this learning environment.
National Masturbation Month was founded in 1995 by San Francisco’s
Good Vibrations, a national retailer of sexual aids and adult novelty
items, in the wake of then-Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders’
firing for stating that masturbation “is perhaps something that
should be taught” when discussing young people’s safe sex options.
Elders’ statement was both practical and supported by sex-positive
sex educators everywhere. The folks at Good Vibrations realized that
the conservative factors that booted Elders from office were making
sex less safe and fun by making masturbation seem shameful. National
Masturbation Month seeks to raise awareness and dispel the shame and
myths associated with the most common and natural of sexual
activities. The Masturbate-a-Thon became the centerpiece of National
Masturbation Month when it was added to Good Vibrations’ slate of
activities in 2001.
Since it’s first year, Masturbate-a-Thons have raised over $25,000.00
from over 1,700 pledged participants from six different countries.
Trophies were awarded to stand-out participants and in 2006
participants for Longest Time Spent Masturbating (Male: 8.5 hours and
Female: 6.5 hours), and Most Orgasms (Male: 6 and Female: 49). For
2007, a new record category has been established: Greatest
Ejaculation Distance. Internationally recognized, the news about
past Masturbate-a-Thons reached audiences in Spain, Ireland, Austria,
Britain, Germany, China, South Africa, France, Brazil, Ireland,
Australia, and India and in 2006, the best-traveled competitor, and
winner of the “Longest Distance Come to Come” award, came from Hong
Kong. In 2007, planners expect participants to come from as far away
Who participates in a live Masturbate-a-Thon? Not surprisingly,
representatives from various sexual communities attend to come for a
cause; the Center for Sex & Culture is arranging this year’s
co-sponsorships among gay men’s clubs, erotic producers, adult
entertainers, and other sexual adventurers.
Confirmed celebrity appearances, thus far, for the 2007 Masturbate-a-Thon include adult industry legend and Mistress of Ceremonies Nina Hartley, Genesis Magazine Sex Star Hunt winner Tassy Pink, award-winning lyricist,
playwright and performer Tom Orr, adult performer and proprietor of
Endorphin High School of BDSM Robert Black, and Raging Stallion adult
performer Michael Starr.
The Masturbate-a-Thon is hosted and sponsored by GoodVibrations.com, with website design and live webcast on RedHandedPorn.com. The Masturbate-a-Thon will take place at The Porn Palace, 415 Jessie Street, in San Francisco, and Kink.com is the live webcast connectivity sponsor.
Separate areas of the Masturbate-a-Thon site spaces will be set aside
for both mixed and single-gender groups. Only part of the room will
be set aside for the webcast cameras, so less exhibitionistic
attendees can participate somewhat more privately. This year the
event will feature a news commentary desk, commercials by and for
masturbators, an opera singer, and themed masturbation stages and
sets for men and women. In addition to the music, there will also be
a video area where spectators can catch the action as it unfolds on
the live video stream.
premature post, it’s not ’til 5/26, heY!