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Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Votergasm

From The Hoya:

Calling all voting swingers!

Votergasm.com aims to encourage young people to exercise their voting rights with sexual incentives. Inspired by low voter turnout among the 18- to 25-year-old demographic in the 2000 election, the goal of the non-profit, nonpartisan organization is to register 100,000 first-time voters for this year’s election by having them to pledge to vote and hook up only with fellow voters.

Visitors to the site can pledge on three different levels.

“Citizens” are asked to vote and withhold sexual activity from non-voters during election week.

“Patriots” pledge the same, and, in addition, promise to hook up with a fellow voter on election night.

And an “American Hero” — the highest level and most drastic action for some voters — signs on to hook up with a voter on election night and withhold sex from non-voters for the next four years.

Various action pictorials on the site provide laughs while reminding voters of their rights. These real-life comics feature scantily clad models exploring their sexuality and their rights as Americans.

Like much of the site, the story lines of the pictorials are not to be taken too seriously.

In “How to Start an Issues Advocacy Group,” swingers worried about tides interrupting sex on the beach form a protest group when their attempts to contact Congress fail. Their protests are successful and, as they wished, Congress blows up the moon to stop the tides.

One can also find out how to vote in his or her home state in “How to Vote Absentee.” Readers follow a college sophomore as she discovers the joys of absentee voting.

No plans for election night after voting to your heart’s content?

Votergasm parties will spring up all around the country. Those interested in meeting and hooking up with fellow voters in their area can search for parties in their area.

Hoyas who pledge at Votergasm can check out and hook up at the election-night party in Adams Morgan or register their own party. Party planners are instructed to keep the parties sexy without being overly lewd or distasteful.

A featured item at Votergasm is “Ass or Trunk?” — billed as “an interactive stereotyping game.”

Set up like “Hot or Not,” viewers can judge contestants based on their pictures. Instead of rating attractiveness, viewers have to guess contestants’ political affiliation, left-wing ass, right-wing trunk and all that goes between.

Those interested in seeing what kind of political vibes they send out can upload a photo of themselves to be deemed an ass or a trunk.

Here’s a hint: A Polo shirt with a popped collar is bound to be a trunk and men posing in thongs are usually rated asses.

Like any good political Web site, Votergasm has forums for those who would like to express concerns of a political or sexual nature. Recent discussions have covered topics such as why one should vote and if women will follow through with their Votergasm pledges.

Votergasm is another fun waste of time for Hoyas. It humorously raises issues that many young people try to avoid without being overtly educational in the process.

But reserved individuals might want to stay away from this one, as this site is not for the prude of heart.

At Votergasm, those who have not yet registered to vote and desire to do so can, with the added bonus of refusing to hook up with naughty non-voters.

In the midst of the sex and silliness, Votergasm is raising awareness about the importance of voting to young people, which is commendable in itself.

And remember, if the voting booth is a-rockin’, don’t go a-knockin’.

But reserved individuals might want to stay away from this one, though, as this site is not for the prudishe at of heart.

At votergasmVotergasm.com, those who have not yet registered to vote and desire to do so can, with the added bonus of refusing to hook up with naughty non-voters.

In the midst of the sex and silliness, votergasmVotergasm.com is raising awareness about the importance of voting to young people, which is commendable in itself.

And remember, if the voting booth is a-rockin’, don’t go a-knockin’.


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