A sex miming roadshow that has become popularised in the USA is now its tenth year of prosperity. Participants, in various stages of undress, act out their sexual encounters with an invisible partner in front of a judge panel. It’s kind of similar to air guitar, only when participants start strumming it’s in an entirely different sense. But you know what they say, ‘All the world’s a stage and all the men and women, are merely miming intercourse with each other.’
Competitors take to the designated space, muster their mojo and demonstrate their finest sex moves on the dead air. Some individuals are fully or partially dressed, but unfortunately wearing your birthday suit is not sanctioned. Don’t worry, we were disheartened as well. The official blurb for the event describes it as “the art of pelvic storytelling and pure imagination.”
But don’t take our word for it, check out the (NSFW) climaxing moments from a Portland preliminary round available on YouTube.
“We started the Air Sex Championships Tour because we thought the world needed a good, weird, competitive, sex positive comedy show,” commented the host, funny man Chris Trew. “When people come to an Air Sex show they can expect a lot of energy, a lot of sexual storytelling, and probably the weirdest comedy show on the planet.” The competition journeys around America on an annual basis, accompanied by celebrations and special events. It inspires men and women of all age groups, backgrounds, body types and demographics to give it a red hot go.
A selection of judges survey each round and in the past, the eclectic mix has been known to include notable porn stars and pro-wrestlers. They provide constructive criticism and choose the district victors before an overall national one is chosen in December of each year. The contest has become such a spectacle that it has inspired the production a movie entitled AirSex: The Movie. It’s a documentary-style project that shadows the aforementioned host as he traverses the USA and provides a unique insight.
It’s difficult to believe there are so many methods of having fabricated coitus – and Trew has witnessed virtually all of them. One of the host’s most unforgettable instances was when a mother and son participated in the same round and the mother ended up triumphing. “In Orlando, a cab driver accidentally walked on stage during the show so we let him perform and he ended up winning,” he continues.
Like a reputable game of sexual charades, the Air Sex Championship has a few of restrictions that all competitors must abide by. Number one being that orgasms must be faked, which probably wouldn’t be an issue for some people in the first place. Participants are allowed to gyrate in every direction, so long as they don’t splooge in the performance space. Being a conscientious health and safety officer is underrated. Number two is that the subject of the participant’s desire must be unseen, which is a reasonable requirement considering the nature of the contest. Otherwise it would just be run-of-the-mill live action pornography.