RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil
Sex rarely makes the news in Brazil’s conservative Northeast — until a small town declared an official Orgasm Day on Monday.
Espertantina Mayor Felipe Santolia endorsed the May 9 holiday, which he said was intended to improve relationships between married couples.
“We’re celebrating orgasm in all its senses. There’s even a panel discussion on premature ejaculation. But from what I’ve seen, women have more trouble achieving orgasm than men, especially in marriage,” Santolia said by telephone from Esperantina, 1,300 miles north of Rio de Janeiro.
One would have to assume “all its senses” includes unmarried couples, the Mayor doesn’t say, but admits to being single. “I’m 32, single and I have an open mind. Beside the theme is very much of the moment,” he said. Santolia said the idea of celebrating Orgasm Day at first created a scandal in this poor region, known for its religious fervor. But he said residents gradually warmed to the idea.
The warming effect must have received a large boost after a presentation of Eve Ensler’s play “The Vagina Monologues.”
As much as I hate to, I’ll have to pull the sexism card on this religiously fervent community. If The Vagina Monologues is permissable fare on Orgasim Day, where’s the equivalant male “Penis Day” and a production of “The Penis Monologues?” Both married and unmarried males have orgasims, although admittedly in a much, hemmm… quicker fashion. Shouldn’t the residents of Espertantina be offered the chance to frolic with Penis Day “mascot” Testaclese? Or satisfy their literary bent by reading flyers that said, “My penis is majestic” and “My penis is hilarious.”
Wouldn’t it be fair to give an equal orgasmic opportunity to both sexes? Apparently not in this tiny little Brazilian town.
Does Brazil have a chapter of the ACLU?
Aaron seems to think every Friday is Orgasim Day at “Everything I Know is Wrong.”
Cross posted On the Third Hand