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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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Rachel7 Rachel7 7 years
I think that is GREAT! Wish we had one here! : )
behemoth_the_cat behemoth_the_cat 9 years
creepy! there are other ways of braking taboos...
michelleannette michelleannette 9 years
i am extremely open with sexuality and sex in general. but, this is just disgusting in my opinion. i can understand speaking about it openly to break the "social taboo"...however, this is news to me because i don't see it as taboo. maybe back when they told you it would make you blind and some sex fiend, but now we don't have such stupid beliefs. there are popular songs about the subject. i think it's pointless.
alltherage alltherage 9 years
i guess each to his own. but i find it to be a private thing. a little much for me,
Belle1031 Belle1031 9 years
I don't think there's anything wrong with it. My boyfriend and I masturbate with each other all the time and its awesome! I wouldn't do it in front of a group of strangers though. :P
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I find this disturbing...
yaliyah yaliyah 9 years
I prefer to masterbate in private. There is no way that I could enjoy myself with an audience of more than one person.
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 9 years
*looseseal. Watch out for loose seal! I don't care about Lucille. I think that the seal with the yellow bow tie might be the one that I released into the sea after giving it the taste for mammal blood.
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 9 years
ITA loooseseal. And by the way, are you an Arrested Development fan?
robins robins 9 years
KadBunny KadBunny 9 years
Wow that is a bit extreme isn't it :o Ehh i wouldn't call it disgusting, I don't really think I have the right to judge another person's sex life; we all have our different kinks, but I wouldn't be in on it for sure. Sex is strictly between me and the boyfriend and behind closed doors please. (Well not always but ;o)
Meike Meike 9 years
I only need one person to sexually liberate me. My fiancee. He and I have masturbated together and it was and is always awesome. However, wWe would never do such things in public and much less with other people involved. Sorry, we just don't swing that way. We like our sex soley with each other and in private or semi-public (i.e. the back of the car, in the remote woods, the fitting room, etc), kthx. But, hey, if these people want to do it in complete public, whatever floats their boats.
magicpenniez magicpenniez 9 years
that's really appalling. sure there's nothing wrong with masterbation but this is a little out of hand. that's like saying "LETS LIBERATE SEX AND LET EVERYONE HAVE SEX AT ONCE, ALL TOGETHER!"
Random2 Random2 9 years
It sounds interesting, but not something I'd get involved in. I'm all for masturbation, but that's something I do by myself... or with my boyfriend to get things going.
Nitrobezene Nitrobezene 9 years
Cool idea. You can really get to know people that way. ;)
lilwildone1202 lilwildone1202 9 years
kikidawn that is hysterical. im sure my boyfriend will ask the same things when i tell him this later haha
lilwildone1202 lilwildone1202 9 years
while i think its a different way for sex to be less taboo.. i dont think i'd be participating in something like that it took me til i was 19 to even admit to someone that i did masterbate (and i was my boyfriend at the time!) hahaha
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
looseseal, that was my guess too :) ... or a golden fist
Lil-Maw Lil-Maw 9 years guy asked me if it was an all girl party?? How typical....LOL! :D
looseseal looseseal 9 years
What the trophy is shaped like? My first guess would be a golden dildo.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
So I told my boyfriend about this post and he asked me a few questions: -Do they have a trophy for fastest? :ROTFL: :SPEEDY: -What about loudest orgasm? -And he also wants to know what the trophy is shaped like... :medal: :ROTFL: This is cracking me up!
steph_b_247 steph_b_247 9 years
Disgusting. I wouldn't want to watch people having sex in public and I don't want to watch them masturbate either.
looseseal looseseal 9 years
Haha, I'm all for masturbation, but I don't think I can do it with other people around. It kind of takes away the best part of masturbation, which is that you can really free yourself up to think whatever you want to think about and do whatever you want because no one else is around. I've heard of people masturbating with their significant other around, because they like doing it together. Never heard of doing it in a big group, though. But hey, why not? Not my cup of tea, but they're not hurting anybody. If anything, there's far less potential harm than "good old regular" couple sex, which can result in getting STDs or getting an unwanted pregnancy.
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