A 19-year-old British art student plans to lose his virginity to a male friend in front of a live audience.
Clayton Pettet plans to invite 100 guests to witness his “Art School Stole My Virginity” art exhibit in January in London, England, the NY Daily News reports.
After they clean themselves off, the "artists" plan to ask the audience members what they thought of their performance.
Pettet's parents supposedly aren't aware he is gay.
Pettet says his attention-grabbing act has been in the planning stage for three years. “I’ve held on to my virginity for 19 years and I’m not throwing it away lightly," he told Metro.
From The NY Daily News:
"I have decided to use mine and the loss of it to create a piece that I think will stimulate interesting debate,” he added.
But Pettet, a student at the Central St. Martins art school, has come under fire from gay campaigners who say he is “cheapening” sex between loving partners.
“As an art project in front of the audience, where is the love, respect and mutuality in that?” asked the Rev. Sharon Ferguson from the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement.
The teen may also face tough questions from his parents, with some reports suggesting that he’s yet to break the news of his “exhibition” to them.
Shaking my head at this emotionally disturbed young man and the people who confuse random sex for love.
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