19-Year-Old Will Lose His Virginity in Front of a Crowd for the Sake of Art

So cliché!

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Adam Taylor/Getty Images

Clayton Pettet, 19, isn’t going to lose his virginity in a cliché manner. There won’t be a candle lit dinner or a drunken “let’s go back to my place” after a party. Rather, Pettet is going to have sex with a man for the first time in a London gallery full of 50 to 100 onlookers in a performance art project called “Art School Stole My Virginity.”

Pettet wrote on his Tumblr that the idea “came around when I was Sixteen, when all my peers at school were losing their Virginity it was incredibly hard for me to ask why I was still a Virgin and why it meant so much to the people all around me. My piece isnt a statement as much as it is a question.”

He will ask spectators about their takeaways after he has sex with his friend, particularly focusing on if the audience witnessed things change between the two partners–though some gay activists told HuffPost UK that they think the performance, set to take place Jan. 25, risks cheapening the community’s sexual relationships.

216 comments
Sophist81
Sophist81

how is this not the most cliche thing ever? it may not be the typical story of a boy losing his virginity, but it is the typical story of a young artist trying to pretend to be important or interesting. fail and fail, but maybe he will learn something and go on to make art that isn't so naively pretentious? then again, the real joke are the folks who will waste their time (and their money?) to get to witness such a boring project.

NigelInchpractice
NigelInchpractice

It cheapens HUMANITY. This is nothing more than exhibitionism, acting out a sexual fantasy. Gay or not, it's played out and dull porn at that. Calling it "Art" is an excuse to make it legitimate.

awesomemm19
awesomemm19

Western Civilization is being flushed down the toilet.  The wrong side won WWII.

NewYorkRobert
NewYorkRobert

Hey. I think this is the same guy who plays "pajama boy" in the Obamacare ads!

latikastheme
latikastheme

I don't care whether he is gay or straight. What he does in the privacy of his bedroom is his business, and he should do what makes him happy. But this is NOT in the privacy of his bedroom. I find it disturbing that there are more people here commenting on the sins of homosexuality than the fact that this kid is banging a guy in front of other people and calling it "art."

He's not even doing anything original - it's called porn, and it's been done to death. There are plenty of pornos of virgins being deflowered.

I just hope he doesn't end up traumatized from this in the future and regret allowing his first time to be a spectator event.

Herpderpded
Herpderpded

Hitler get rejected from art school, but this degenerate is a-ok?

reduced2nothing
reduced2nothing

entreating.. indeed this is art I commend them to in sharing the moment with the world..

eagle11772
eagle11772

I hope he's a really cute gayboy ! :)

OddereyMatusG
OddereyMatusG

Definitivamente, su sociedad está corrompida hasta el tuétano.

HallKyle
HallKyle

As many (probably the majority) of comments indicate:

(1) this "news item" (it qualifies as "news"?) is pathetic;

(2) TIME is pathetic (it still qualifies as a "news magazine"?);

(3) gays are pathetic.

rodgerolsen
rodgerolsen

Aside from your requirement to have one pro-gay article a day, was there any purpose in printing this rather disgusting and boring article about a nut case?

rodgerolsen
rodgerolsen

sorry, He still be a virgin. What he is doing is masturbation with a warm object.  Just as a woman cannot lose her virginity with oral, digital or anal sex, he will still be a virgin until he has vaginal intercourse. Sorry, guy. You're still just a sad old virgin gay guy.

dajjal
dajjal

Abdullah bin Amro bin Al-aas narrated the prophet saying: the hour will not be established until people copulate in streets like donkeys" [Al-Bahr Al-Zakhar: 6/345]

TheAntiChrist
TheAntiChrist

Who gives a crap?! If you are a 19 year old man (boy in this case) and you're STILL a Virgin you are either (a) VERY UGLY; (b) Haven't taken a bath or shower since you were 6 years old; (c) Bi-curious (or worse!)!

Cookie
Cookie

It's called porn.

discomomia
discomomia

yadah yadah blah blah...  virginity, derives from the latin virgo which is a person, typically a woman, who has never had sexual intercourse.

And there is a reason for that, men don't lose their virginity like women do and specially GAYS for God sakes... who in the world can be surprised, amused or amazed of a sex-driven gay  man having sex for the first time???... REALLY???  gays have sex in bathrooms and parks ... what's so 'artistic" or "amazing" about that...  

men jerk off in the womb for god sakes... it's not a big deal


you all obviously didn't read well what i wrote.


the point is that, FOR MEN, IT IS NOT A BIG DEAL na dwho ever say tat t is, it's either VERY GAY or a naive woman.


Men can care less about having sex for the first time and will NEVER ever be compare to a girl being penetrated for the first time, you can say whatever you want but it is true.

OndreijSchevchenko
OndreijSchevchenko

So let me get thsi straight, one man is going to push his penis inside another man's anus? And then his penis is going to be pulled out and pushed in again from said anus until man #1  has an orgasm? Will this be with man #1 wearing a condom? Or man #2 wearing some sorta cavity condom? Where's that orgasm going to go? Will there be any "foreplay?" & it costs how much to watch this?

discomomia
discomomia

oh please.. a man losing his virginity is not a BIG deal, men loses their virginity by jerking off at 12!! ...  socially, historically and physically has never being a big issue, specially for gay men

On the other hand a woman losing her virginity it's a big deal, she will be deflowered by a mans penis, she'll endure being penetrated by a hard penis, might be painful and sometimes not even ending in an orgasm... the hymen will be  torn and she might blid... and she might even get pregnant... now, THAT'S  a big deal


men losing their virginity for the sake of art??.. PLE-ase... 




AcinaTheHunter
AcinaTheHunter

I think he will one day look back and regret this. Not for it being with another male but for the fact that it wasn't private and special. Seriously don't think he is doing it for "the sake of art" but more so exhibitionism.

AnthonyKilmer
AnthonyKilmer

art is art let it be...if he wants to have sex in front of people fuc##**& do it. his life his story/////

JullianKeller
JullianKeller

Art, much like religion, is (AND SHOULD BE) subjective to whomever is experiencing it. So kudos for Clayton Pettet for (regardless his reasoning or intent) putting out into this overly saturated world of vicious opinions something this personal.


stuckinthenewworld
stuckinthenewworld

This is disgusting. Homosexuality is completely disgusting. With these stories published glamorizing it, I would never get a job with a news company now, The writers are so gay happy, they must be gay themselves. Homosexuality will never truly be accepted, no matter what the media says.

FinkleFackle
FinkleFackle

It is beyond disgusting that a man will have public sex with another man claiming to lose virginity. Virginity is when a Womans hymen has not been perforated. A penis does not belong in a mans rectum. It is sick and against nature. This shows how much our society has become like Sodom and Gomorrah. 

ThePriceJustWentUp
ThePriceJustWentUp

I don't think equating gay public sex with art is the bottom of the barrel, but we're getting there.  I think the next step down maybe is equating gay public sex with spirituality or religion.  Then we have nowhere to go but up as a society.

JeremiahD.ForBetter
JeremiahD.ForBetter

I do not agree with what he is doing. I can see the value, but I don't think it has anything to do with art. I think its a fetish. Art can be done to reflect what he wants to reflect without the show. Imagination won't be left to the artists painting.

mjoyeux
mjoyeux

Although it might be shocking and outrageous for str8 people, it has nothing to do with art. It is just a bullied, neglected and psychologically shattered child's egocentric and self-glorifying act to get his self-confidence back. I hope he ll be happy with his life in the future and won't have to use his sexuality. And plus I hope someday he will understand being gay and being a virgin do not make someone a special person.

BernWermple
BernWermple

Just type porn in the search box and you will have tons of "art".

Barry8989
Barry8989

@latikastheme

I agree.  The things people try to pass off as art amazes me.  There is a video of a woman knitting using wool that she has placed in her vagina.  She claims this is art. People can be so disgusting.

thepq
thepq

@rodgerolsen Sorry Rodger, but your criteria doesn't quite meet the real world. lol I'm glad you've decided for everyone else what 'virginity' means, but heterosexual vaginal sex isn't the only way (looks like you're missing out on some fun!)

latikastheme
latikastheme

@TheAntiChrist Or just don't want to have sex until you meet the right person or are married - it's sad that that didn't even occur to you.

thepq
thepq

@discomomia Why can't it be compared? Sure, it'll never be the same as a girl being penetrated, just as a girl will never be able to compare what it's like to actually penetrate. What's you're point?


If you think it's always a big deal for women, or never a big deal for men, then you haven't met that many people.  Seriously... Stop watching TV and go read a book, please.

Max-Pen
Max-Pen

@discomomia lol at your comment.

thepq
thepq

@discomomia Hmmmm... So losing your virginity for men has to do with orgasm, not sexual intercourse?  I hate to break it to you, but many girls figure out how to masturbate as well.


Why do you buy into all of these narratives about deflowering, painful intercourse? Sounds like you're A) having sex with the wrong guy, and B) not enjoying yourself.

BillyMountaingoat
BillyMountaingoat

I assure that what this lunatic is spouting is not feminist - it is sexist, absurd nonsense.

biggiediddy
biggiediddy

you sexist feminist pig i bet you believe a man cannot be raped either

thepq
thepq

@AcinaTheHunter Eh, some people get off on exhibitionism.  It's hard to decide for others what's special.  And honestly, isn't that part of sexuality? Growing and learning? 

thepq
thepq

@stuckinthenewworld Homosexuality will never be accepted? I hate to break it to you, but it's existed through all of recorded history, and exists in the animal world as well. it exists. Get over it.  If you don't like it, don't have gay sex. I'm not sure what the problem is.

discomomia
discomomia

@stuckinthenewworld oh but is not disgusting is actual really fulfilling and feels solo good. when two women do it they know exactly what to do to each other to feel good and men who have sex with men have almost no boundaries, it's hot, intense and aggressive... and very easy to get at any time, any day without having to spend money on drinks, jewelry or flowers.

you should try sometime

discomomia
discomomia

@FinkleFackle actually the more sex we hose to have and the most imaginative we are, the further from being like animals we are.

Nature. Most animal species have specific mating (or breeding) seasons. These are often associated with changes to herd or group structure, and behavioural changes, including territorialism. These may be annual or biannual.

If nature intended for humans to do the same, nature wouldn't have gave men and women a brain to get aroused spontaneously and at any time and nature wouldn't have given us the physical and mental pleasures that derive from having sex.

matt633
matt633

@FinkleFackle so if a woman's hymen breaks during a sport or something else (very common) she's not a virgin? Honestly, if you're trying to win people for God I think you need to rethink how you do that. If you claim to be a Christian, maybe it's time to learn that we are supposed to reflect God's love and glory to the world. What are you reflecting? Because I'd bet my paycheque Jesus wouldn't talk to somebody like that. P.S. it helps if you aren't ignorant about something as simple as what it means to lose virginity. No wonder us Christians get such a bad rap!

jack_sprat
jack_sprat

@matt633 @FinkleFackle setting aside his judgmentalism, he's closer to the mark than you. if a girl and boy, each a virgin, has both oral and anal sex  with one another, no one would call either of them a virgin. why should similar logic not apply to same-sex acts. it's a logical extension of the clinton rule, no.