No sex for a year sounds like a nightmare, but for one Melbourne man it was the way he chose to raise money for charity, and he’s managed to raise over $50,000 (that’s over 290,000 Norwegian Krone)!
How It Started
Peter Lynagh was complaining to a friend how much he hated the single life of partying and one night stands. When he said he was going to give up women and sex, a friend said he couldn’t go for even a week without sex.
The rules were simple. For an entire year, from the 1st of January 2013, Lynagh wasn’t allowed to jump into bed with anyone. Kissing was still allowed, but anything else would be breaking the rules.
After friends on Facebook went mad for the idea, Lynagh realised he could do more with the money.
“I had a flash of inspiration that I could give that money to the charity,” he said in an interview.
Would He Do It Again?
When he was asked if he would ever do the same again, Lynagh commented “I don’t think I would do no sex again for a year, I would like to do something else crazy and out there and different”.
I doubt I could cope without sex for a year, but I’ve done plenty of interesting things for charity, as have some of the escorts in Rogaland. Would you try no sex for a year for charity?
Since then, he has specialised in articles on the battle for equal rights for sex workers, sexual health, as well as bringing the readers fun news from around the world. He also has a major interest in LGBT rights, and is an active campaigner in this field.
When he isn't fighting the good fight, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, and young daughter. He also enjoys reading and taking long walks.