Alex Williamson really wants Aussies to embrace masturbation as he’s backed a new campaign which turns orgasms into activism.
As championed by the comedian, Australians are being invited to take part in the world’s first crowd-orgasm as the search for ‘Australia’s Biggest W*nker’ starts. We know you immediately know a few contenders for that title.
It’s all part of a campaign to break down the dangerous stigma that surrounds masturbation and raise awareness about the mental and physical benefits of masturbation.
It’s the brainchild of sex-tech pioneer Hot Octopuss and it will – shudder – reach its climax on April 9th when the world’s first ever (allegedly) mass participation masturbation event, One Big W*nk.
“The last 12 months have been a lot both mentally and physically. This campaign is an opportunity for Australians across the country to shake it off, quite literally,” Adam Lewis, co-founder at Hot Octopuss said.
“We want to take a wrecking ball to the social stigma that might stand in the way of people adopting self-pleasure as part of their wellness routine, so we decided to put the ‘mass’ in masturbation and encourage people to share their orgasms with pride like never before.”
“The world has come a long over the last 10 years when it comes to normalising conversations about sexuality,” he continued. “Thankfully the medical profession is increasingly moving towards recognising the benefits of a healthy sex life on both mental and physical wellbeing, but they have a long way to go in cutting through the stigma. That’s where One big W*nk comes in.
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If we can inspire more people to masturbate, and to break down any shame or stigma by sharing it, we can not only have a positive impact on Australian wellbeing in the short term, we can break down damaging taboos and raise awareness of these benefits in the long term. This is orgasms as activism.”
The campaign comes after a report found one in five men said that they’d experienced ongoing stress or anxiety throughout the first three quarters of 2020, unsurprising given the toll of COVID-19 and its subsequent lockdowns.
And that’s why nature’s antidepressant is a helpful remedy. Masturbation releases dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin into one’s system and has also been proven to boost the immune system and prevent Prostate Cancer. Fine, you’ve convinced me.
Doctors in Europe actually recently advised regular masturbation to help deal with the impacts of lockdown, although what they think we were all doing during said lockdown I do not know.
Williamson has made a PSA urging his fellow Aussies to come together and normalise discussion of self-pleasure. “It’s basically like Australian of the Year but a bit more prestigious,” he says in the video truthfully.
“One Big W*nk is a hilarious campaign, but it has a serious message and uses humour to break down the barriers to talking about orgasms. If we can get people talking, that’s half the battle,” Williamson explained. “Imagine if we get one million Aussies all whacking-off at the same time. How unreal would that be? We could even win a Nobel Prize.”
In the lead-up to the big event, the innovative and interactive ‘Beatmap’ will show masturbation hotspots. This will use real-time submissions on the site as well as those using #ABW on social media. Ever wondered if Sydney or Melbourne has the horniest people? Well wonder no more.
Whoever the lucky winner is will earn a year’s supply of masturbation toys to help upgrade their self-pleasure routine. Everyone who also registered their participation on the ‘Beatmap’ will be eligible for a discount on Hot Octopuss products.
So why not nominate someone you know to be crowned ‘Australia’s Biggest W*nker’? Or go for the title yourself, if you think you’ve got what it takes.
More information on the ‘whacktisvism’ campaign can be found at https://campaign.hotoctopuss.c