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News to Me: Masturbate-a-thons

They can't possibly be real, but they are. Last week GiggleSugar posted a Headline of the Day on the masturbate-a-thon, and I almost couldn't believe my eyes. I did a little more research and found out that these strange events first began in San Francisco in 1998 as a way of breaking social taboos around masturbation and self-pleasure. In case you're wondering, it's exactly how it sounds: a group of people masturbating together for an extended length of time.

During the event they have contests, including titles for most orgasms and they provide entertainment by singers and sex educators. Promoters declare that it's important for sexual awareness and they make it very clear that masturbation is the safest way to have sexual satisfaction. Although they have a point, I don't think this is the way to go about making it! Do you think this is an innovative concept or just plain disgusting?


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