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Live Masturbate-a-thon this Sunday in SF!

May 27th, 2010

Dr Petra

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2010s Live Masturbate-a-thon is taking place this Sunday, May 30th in San Francisco.

From the event organisers…

The Center for Sex & Culture, originator of the live Masturbate-a-Thon, will hold its 10th annual fundraising and consciousness-raising event showcasing solo sexuality on May 30, 2010 at its 1519 Mission Street suites. They thank Tube8 for its kind sponsorship of this year’s benefit. Hosting the event and anchoring its live online webcast will be CSC co-founder and executive director Carol Queen, Ph.D. She will be joined by various celebrity hosts, including icon Nina Hartley (, Feminist Porn Awards Winner Courtney Trouble ( and gender queer pornstar Jiz Lee ( Doors will open at 10 AM for competitors seeking to best the current world time record (currently 9 hours and 58 minutes for males and 7 hours and 6 minutes for females), and the door time for non-competing masturbators is 2 PM. Audience may arrive after 4 PM for the public viewing voyeur seating ticket price is $25.00.

The event is expected to last until approximately 11 PM and will be web cast live (to viewers over 18 only) from 4 to 9 PM on Event site historically receives a significant spike of interest and web traffic just before and on the day of the Masturbate-a-Thon. In 2009, between 30,000-60,000 people watched the web cast for all or part of its duration. The official Masturbate-a-Thon has participated in movies and television programs all over the globe.

Businesses, organizations and other entities can sponsor and/or send representatives to the Masturbate-a-Thon. The event also encourages competitive public team challenges in which one organization or business fields a team to challenge another: to date, the most notable challenge has been between a fire department and an ambulance company in Canada.

What: The Live San Francisco Masturbate-a-Thon
Sponsored by
When: Sunday, May 30, 2010. Doors open for competitors at 10 AM; for regular participants 2 PM; voyeur seating 4 PM. Event lasts until approximately 11 PM.
Where: 1519 Mission (near 11th), San Francisco
How much: All pledge sheets from sponsors are accepted, however we will also accept $40.00 or more as self-pledges from attendees without sponsors. Voyeur seating is $25.00. Online access available at or
Benefits: The Center for Sex & Culture’s administrative functions and programming.

For more information on volunteering, donating or participating please contact 415-255-1155 or (

Press inquiries please contact

Details on how you can participate at the event or at home can be found here.

Cory Silverberg has an interesting interview with Drs Carol Queen and Robert Lawrence about the event and its history.

And while coming for a cause is definitely worthwhile this doesn’t have to be competative and you can enjoy masturbation when you fancy – not just on 30 May!

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