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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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