As I’m sure most of you are aware, Saturday was World Aids Day. As is the case every December 1, many nations around the world dedicate this day to the raising awareness about the AIDS virus and the infection responsible for its spread, HIV. This year a new event was launched in China in observance of World Aids Day. This year they hosted their first ever masturbation contest.
Dubbed the “Wankathon” by its creators, Chinese sex toy maker Aihuirun.com, the contest was intended to promote safe and risk-free sex. If I’m to understand the concept, the idea is self pleasure is the safest form of sex since, obviously, you can’t give the disease to yourself. Right?
The contest, which took place in a secluded, wooded area featured ten male contestants standing side-by-side and wearing masks and sunglasses. Their privates were carefully concealed behind bright orange buckets they held in their free hands, while they… um… “competed” with their other hands.
To help things along, scantily clad models posed with a blow-up doll and sex toys. You know. To keep things from getting weird.
I don’t know if the self love angle is the most effective way of promoting safe sex, but one thing I can say about this competition is it probably made the idea of sex so awkward for the competitors that they never want to have sex again.