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Student To Lose Virginity In Live Gay Sex Show For Art Project

Posted by on Oct. 29, 2013 at 7:51 AM
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I'm not sure what to say about this, but I'm sure there's plenty to be said.

GO!

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/10/24/student-clayton-pettet-lose-virginity-gay-sex-art-project_n_4154703.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

Student Clayton Pettet To Lose Virginity In Live Gay Sex Show For Art Project

student has sparked outrage over plans to lose his virginity in front of a crowd - in the name of ART.

Clayton Pettet, 19, is set to have gay sex for the first time in a gallery full of spectators for a project entitled "Art School Stole My Virginity".

He reckons his 'performance art project' will earn him rave reviews for challenging the idea of sexuality.

The deflowering is set to take place before an audience of between 50 and 100 in a space in Hackney, London.

Clayton and his friend will engage in safe sex until completion before asking the audience what they thought of the performance.

But second-year student at Central Saint Martins art school in London has been accused of cheapening sex and art the stunt which will take place on January 25 next year.

Clayton, who has been planning the event for three years, said: "The key thing about performance art is that it should only be performed once, and this is the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime performance.

"I've held on to my virginity for 19 years, and I'm not throwing it away lightly. Basically it's like I am losing the stigma around virginity.

"I want the audience to see if anything has changed between me and my partner.

"Since culturally we do hold quite a lot of value to the idea of virginity I have decided to use mine and the loss of it to create a piece that I think will stimulate interesting debate and questions regarding the subject."

Clayton, who has not told his parents about the project, has told a tutors at the prestigious university, once attended by famed musicians Jarvis Cocker and M.I.A..

But gay campaigners have slammed Clayton's decision to lose his virginity in public.

The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement reckon the project is not art and cheapens the special relationship of sex between loving partners.

Spokesperson Rev Sharon Ferguson said: "I'm not quite sure how that's art. My view is that we believe that all sexuality is a gift from God.

"It's about what you do with it and how we use it is an expression of our love for God.
For my imagining in sex as an art form, I don't think this falls into that category.

"My issue is around is this the right expression of someone's bodily sexuality? As an art project in front of an audience, where is the love, respect and mutuality in that?

"Stunts like this cheapens our own sexual relationships."

 Sexy If its unladylike, fattening or fun, I'm in!
  

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hockytwndhampyr
by on Oct. 29, 2013 at 7:55 AM
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It cheapens the whole thing. Nothing more than a stunt for attention in my opinion.
cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Oct. 29, 2013 at 7:57 AM
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This isn't art, it's porn, period. 

And losing your virginity in front of an audience just cheapens the fact that you held onto it this long. That's meant to be a private thing. Not shared by 50-100 other people.

I also will have to judge anyone who would stand around watching this in the name of "art." 

momtoscott
by Platinum Member on Oct. 29, 2013 at 7:59 AM

I tend to think of performance art as sketchy (I'm not cool enough to like a lot of it).   I'm guessing if his faculty advisor approved it, the kid gave some kind of convincing theoretical framework.  He's of legal age to make this kind of decision.  

It is not something I would ever do myself or want my kid to do.  Partly because I can look back at myself at 19 years old and still cringe about some of the things I thought and did; I am glad there's no memorial to them.  I can imagine this turning out very badly, but I can also imagine this turning out well or being no big deal, too.  

A 19-year-old virgin at art school--that's an accomplishment in and of itself.  

rfurlongg
by on Oct. 29, 2013 at 8:00 AM
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Well, it is performance art. It is meant to shock and provoke conversation. I'd say he has already done both. Perhaps the "show' is the actual global conversation leading up to the performance.
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sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Oct. 29, 2013 at 8:02 AM
It reminds me of the two girls that auctioned off their virgintiy

Don't care for either ...

But if that's what they want to do ....have at it
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mom2the.rescue
by Bronze Member on Oct. 29, 2013 at 8:03 AM

I feel so bad for his parents.  Teens do really stupid things to be unique, and this is one of the most stupid...and for his parents to find out through the grapevine...I hope they have a good sense of humor lol.

anxiousschk
by anxiouss on Oct. 29, 2013 at 8:03 AM
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His body his choice and all that.. 

Personally?  I don't get it. 

Woodbabe
by Woodie on Oct. 29, 2013 at 8:10 AM


Quoting cjsbmom:

This isn't art, it's porn, period. 

And losing your virginity in front of an audience just cheapens the fact that you held onto it this long. That's meant to be a private thing. Not shared by 50-100 other people.

I also will have to judge anyone who would stand around watching this in the name of "art." 

If its a class project its not like people were gathering out of curiosity...you have to be in class. However I'd like to think this one would be an excused absence if you chose not to attend.

 Sexy If its unladylike, fattening or fun, I'm in!
  

cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Oct. 29, 2013 at 8:19 AM
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Quoting Woodbabe:


Quoting cjsbmom:

This isn't art, it's porn, period. 

And losing your virginity in front of an audience just cheapens the fact that you held onto it this long. That's meant to be a private thing. Not shared by 50-100 other people.

I also will have to judge anyone who would stand around watching this in the name of "art." 

If its a class project its not like people were gathering out of curiosity...you have to be in class. However I'd like to think this one would be an excused absence if you chose not to attend.

If I was in that class, I absolutely would refuse to attend for this performance. 

cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Oct. 29, 2013 at 8:22 AM
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I think it also speaks volumes that he hasn't told his parents about it. He's an adult and they have no control over what he does. So the fact that he hasn't told them indicates to me that he has some degree of shame over doing this. 

It just amazes me that people had a hissy fit over the art student at Duquesne who was half naked and dressed like the Pope and insisted she be expelled and cited for public nudity, but having public sex is considered "art." Someone please explain that hypocrisy to me.

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