The Daily Mirror reports on a 19 year old male student, Clayton Pettet, studying at Central Saint Martins art school in the UK who is planning to lose his anal virginity in a performance piece in order to “stimulate debate.” The piece, entitled, “Art School Stole My Virginity,” is set to be performed in front of 100 people this coming January. Pettet, who has reportedly planned the performance since he was 16, will have sex for the first time with a friend. Though controversy has erupted surrounding the performance, Pettet has defended his decision, emphasizing that his choice has been carefully considered:
“I've held on to my virginity for 19 years and I'm not throwing it away lightly.”
"I have decided to use mine and the loss of it to create a piece that I think will stimulate debate” […]
"Virginity to me is conceptual and losing it as a performance piece is the way I have chosen to do that. But for a reason I haven't said the layout of the piece, the location of the piece, or what is actually going to happen.
"So for people comparing it to a live sex show, I can assure you it will be nothing like that."
You can visit Clayton’s tumblr HERE (warning: some images work-unfriendly).