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The World Air Sex Championship Is A Thing
Forget "Air Guitar," this is the real deal.
By Caroline Perkins
Invented in a Tokyo karaoke bar by a group of single men in 2006, the phenomenon of "air sex" is taking Britain by storm. This year marks the fifth annual competition where participants lick, kiss, and fuck their imaginary partners in front of a live crowd to the soundtrack of their choosing. It's raunchy, disturbing, and often hilarious. With a documentary in the works, founder Chris Trew, explains "air sex" to The Daily Mail.
Previously an air guitar afficionado, after watching a YouTube video of "air sex", comedian Chris Trew was sold. He started adding it to the air guitar competitions he was holding and in 2009 the World Air Sex Championship was born. Of his show, he says "Sex is a big part of life and framing it in a way that allows us to laugh at it is a very powerful thing", and he is now set to make a documentary about the sport.
According to the website, "Contestants have about 2 minutes to perform an Air Sex routine. This can include all phases of an Air Sex encounter: meeting, seduction, foreplay and intercourse, or you can simply cut to the chase." They must perform to music and the "most important rule is that all sexual climaxes must be simulated, not real." Over a third of the competitors are women, including a recent winner named Cuntastrophe.
The Daily Mail reports, "The sport has even penetrated popular culture, with Chris appearing on America's Got Talent in 2012. But the act ended prematurely with Judge Howard Stern branding his seductive moves 'highly offensive.'" If you can offend Howard Stern, I would like to shake your hand. Seriously.
Now Chris is taking the competition to the UK where he thinks it will work well with the Brit's "comedic sensibilities." We agree.
And get your R. Kelly tracks and slow-jerk motions ready, New York, because The Winter Classic is coming here on February 7th.