In a bold statement of coming out pro-masturbation, twitterers all over the world have begun to use popular social micro-blogging platform Twitter to publicly announce their orgasms. As part of National Masturbation Month, GameLink.com launched a new campaign in partnership with the Center for Sex and Culture to encourage people to begin using a new “secret code” to post to their Twitter profiles when they masturbate: JOSW (jacking off, so what? ) or ICSW (I came, so what?). A full explanation of the campaign, including a background on what Twitter is can be found at Masturbate-a-Thon Twitter page.
Dubbed a “twittergasm” by Stacie Adams, GameLink.com’s Social Media Coordinator, users have begun posting JOSW regularly, and ISCW whenever they come. Since the launch of the campaign in early May, 2008 over 100 such posts have been made according to Tweetscan’s popular tracking service that showed 43 instances of the use of JOSW and 66 instances of the use of ICSW in May, as of May 20th. To date, over 70 Twitterers have joined the profile established to launch the twittergasm phenomenon, www.twitter.com/jackingOff
Reporters and other interested parties can track the twittergasms by subscribing to this RSS feed: http://tweetscan.com/rss.php?s=josw or by visiting http://tweetscan.com/index.php?s=icsw&u=&p=1&d=
In other Social Sex news, nearly 100 Facebook users have become fans of the Masturbate-a-Thon Facebook page, and have begun posting stories about masturbation for all to see. “This is a sure sign that support for lifting the fear, shame and embarrassment formerly associated with masturbation is finally occurring after decades of work by sexual freedom pioneers like Betty Dodson and Dr. Carol Queen,” said Stacie Adams. GameLink.com created it’s own FaceBook Page and created a Best Lube for Masturbate-a-Thon gift application to allow users to send messages about the features of certain Lube products to help educate users about this important sex-education effort.