Art school student Clayton Pettet says he's held on to his anal virginity for the past 19 years, but he's finally ready to lose it — and he wants to share his grand opening with the world.
On January 25, 2014, Pettet, a second-year student at London's Central Saint Martins art school (Jarvis Cocker went here!), is planning to exhibit a one-time-only performance art piece entitled "Art School Stole My Virginity," which will involve Pettet and a friend engaging in safe anal sex on stage at an art space in the London Borough of Hackney.
He expects between 50 and 100 classmates and other members of the public to attend.
"The key thing about performance art is that it should only be performed once, and this is the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime performance," Pettet told a local news agency.
The show will be followed by a Q&A wherein Pettet will ask the audience if they detect any change in his partner's attitude toward him.
"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," Pettet said.
Early "reviews" have been mostly negative, with one LGBT activist saying the stunt "cheapens our own sexual relationships."
On his Tumblr blog (NSFW), Pettet responded in advance to criticism, calling virginity "a performance created by the species Human:Male."
Though his parents are currently unaware of the performance, Pettet says he has told his teachers.
[images via Clayton Pettet]