Portland Masturbate-a-thon Returns to House Party Format

Ariana Rodriguez
PORTLAND — The 10th annual Portland Masturbate-a-thon presented by Darklady will return to its house party roots June 12 with its relocation to the Darklady Estates and Wonderground.

"Back to Basics: and What's More Basic than Masturbating in a Basement" is the new theme for this year's soiree, Darklady said.

The event will feature Thrillhammer, Sybian and Monkey Rocker rides by guests and porn stars Noname Jane, Amber Chase and Sophia St. James, as well as a Real Touch demo by either a lucky guest or male porn professional Dick Tracy or Tyger Hudson.

San Francisco DJ Zulu and Portland DJ Ralphaliscious will contribute mood enhancing mixes and a wandering gypsy swing duo will provide softer sounds throughout the soiree, while the Naughty Barber offers intimate shaves, the Naughty Baker serves up oral delights, the Tarot Wizard shares glimpses into the future, and "Sola, " April Flores' one-woman video, adds visual inspiration.

"While it would have been wonderful to have partied in an upscale nightclub, the Darklings and I agree that bringing it back home for the 10th anniversary feels good,” Darklady said. “The Portland version of this event started in my home, so it's appropriate to celebrate it there yet again."

"Regardless of location," she continues, "my guests are the ultimate reason for the success of my events and I'm delighted to welcome them to my humble Estates. Returning to the historic BYOB/potluck nature of this party favorite will allow us to focus more on the delicious art of self-pleasure, including an array of innovative erotic stimulation devices. It will also leave us with more pocket money to put toward silent auction items, which will help the worthy local and national sex-positive organizations we're supporting this year."

A percentage of the door, in addition to all silent auction funds raised and hygiene, household, pet and food donations collected during the event will benefit Esther's Pantry, the Woodhull Freedom Foundation and the newly-formed adult-consumer focused non-profit, Free Speech Alliance.

The event’s current sponsors include Fascinations, Taboo Video, HotMovies, GrrlToys, X-Rated Toys, Cascade AIDS Project and Wet.

Darklady also will host a free pre-thon Naughty Karaoke social on June 10 from 7-11 p.m. at Julia’s Café, located at 2130 NE Broadway, in Portland.

Sponsors, silent auction donors and others interested in contributing to or participating in the 10th Annual Portland Masturbate-a-thon can email darklady@darklady.com.