Archive for January, 2008

I am fucking going to Copenhagen!

January 11, 2008

Self-lovers coming together

HOT on the heels of San Francisco and London, Copenhagen is to host a Masturbate-a-Thon in May which organisers hope will help break lingering taboos about self-love.

Pia Struck Madsen, a sexologist in the Danish capital, said her goal was to see men and women from all backgrounds come together – pardon the pun – and join an event that promises “pleasure, relaxation and sexual self-discovery”.

“Masturbation is positive, safe and an erotic alternative,” she said ahead of the event on May 31, to take place at a yet-to-be-decided venue with separate rooms for men, women and those who don’t mind mingling.

The original Masturbate-a-Thon took place in San Francisco in 1998, with participants raising money for good causes. Now an annual event, it was followed by a similar event in London in July 2006.

I Missed My Calling

January 11, 2008

Masturbating artist slammed

By VINCE SOODIN

AN ARTIST has created a new exhibition of drawings by masturbating over paper.

Controversial performance artist Jordan McKenzie, 40, has made 55 images by ejaculating over canvas and sprinkling carbon over the results to immortalise them.

The results of his labour entitled Spent are to go on display at the Centre for Recent Drawing in Highbury, north London, for a month.

But Father Kit Cunningham, of St Etheldredas Church in Clerkenwell, said: “All we can do is pray for the artist.”

The clergyman, based at the oldest Roman Catholic church in London, stressed: “The extraordinary thing is that someone actually thought it was art and put it on at his gallery.

“We are clearly dealing with a very mixed-up person.

Art lover and artist David Gleeson said: “Tracy Emin showed her knickers but this is a different thing entirely.

“I am in favour of almost any form of expression but I do baulk at ejaculating over a piece of paper. Oh please!

“Excuse the pun, but it sounds like he’s taking the p***.”

Jordan, who intends to create three drawings a week, said: “This is only the first batch of them.

“It is a diary of my ejaculations they are heartfelt and delicate.

“I hope people will come and see them – not judge them out of hand.”