Archive for August, 2006

Tour de Masturbate-a-Thon, part One

August 10, 2006

We came, we saw, we conquered.

No, that’s not right. We came, they all came. One lady came 49 times! But I’m getting ahead of myself.

What follows is my travelogue of the days leading up to the first London Masturbate-a-Thon: Robert’s and my Tour de ‘Thon. Consider it the behind-the-scenes dish to accompany the forthcoming documentary which will air on UK Channel 4′s Wank Week.

And to think that the point of the whole thing (well, one of a number of points) was to compare how edgy we are in wank-friendly San Francisco with the shock of the Brits and their stiff upper lips. Hey, *they* have a Wank Week on TV, and we don’t! Who’s ahead of the game? And as you noted if you saw my Saturday (5. August) entry briefly noting the Masturbate-a-Thon’s success, more than upper lips got stiff.

Masturbate-a-thon
CSC’s Masturbate-a-thon

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Masturbate-a-Thon London Sets New Records!

August 5, 2006

Just back from the London Masturbate-a-Thon, which got more big PR than any masturbation event we’ve ever done in the States, we are happy to announce several new winners!

The Longest Time Spent Masturbating record for men was set this year at 8.5 hours in San Francisco; for women the SF record was set in 2004 at 6.5 hours. Our Londoner contenders didn’t beat those records, though they did very well. But Ruth, a long-haired lass from Coventry whose husband had been a real pal and dropped her off so she could compete, set a world Masturbate-a-Thon record at 49 orgasms! And to think we were about to give the trophy to a woman who’d come six times!

Carol Queen Masturbate-a-Thon, photo by John Moulton
Photo by John Moulton

We’re not certain whether financial records were broken, as pledges have yet to be collected. But one man, after masturbating for 200 minutes, announced he’d raised 450 pounds in pledges, which may well be the London record to date. And the Longest Distance Come to Come trophy remains unawarded until peoples’ addresses can be compared, but one poor chap from Slovenia reportedly came over, only to be told that because he just wanted to watch, he couldn’t come in.

The real records were number of people attending: 153 signed in and out, several more than any SF Masturbate-a-Thon thus far. And tons more press came through — I literally spent at least six and a half hours talking to print, radio, podcast and television reporters, plus one author working on a book about sex in the UK. A conservative guess is that we hosted 40 reporters at the site itself, plus a bunch of people offsite; we’ve been doing intrviews all week.

Whew! While Ruth motors back to Coventry and the reporters go to file their stories, I’m off to bed. More detail tomorrow about this trip and the amazing afforts that went to make the UK Masturbate-a-Thon such a great success.
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