Friday, August 04, 2006

Title This Post For Yourself

Because I daren't use any of the ones that jumped to my mind.
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.
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.

Don't ask me what "comfort area" is supposed to signify--I mean, as opposed to what? Or is that where you're supposed to go if you find yourself overcome in some way? And who decides if someone's faking it or overdramatizing to increase his or her fundraising total? (By the way, the contest seems stacked in favor of women, based on the rules, IMHO.)

And is anyone surprised that the inspiration for this event apparently comes from a six-year tradition in San Francisco?