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In the spirit of civil disobedience, it's not uncommon for anti-war organizations to encourage activists to put their bodies on the line for the cause. But there's nothing passive about the resistance that Global Orgasm for Peace has in mind.

The same San Francisco couple who founded a group that posed hundreds of nude bodies into peace symbols and words like "partnership" has now set a more ambitious goal: a worldwide orgasm against war. Details are vague, but planners set the date of December 22 for participants of all nations to engage in intercourse throughout the day, thereby spraying hot loving feelings across mankind.

"The mission of the Global Orgasm is to effect change in the energy field of the Earth through input of the largest possible surge of human energy," reads the mission statement on www.globalorgasm.org.

The effort sounds amazingly similar to the Boulder-based Sex 4 the Planet, which set up a kind of rewards-based system in which where environmentalists are granted sex time in exchange for helping the planet.

"There's a lot of eco-people who don't want people that are just flapping their jaws about saving the Earth. They want people that are walking the talk, actually scoring for the planet," the group's creator, Stele Ely (pictured), told Westword last year. "So on Sex 4 the Planet, you're going to find some people that are up to your envirorgasmic ability, you know? That are up to your virility standards."

Unfortunately, the Yahoo group Ely set up as a dating service for what he expected to be thousands of followers only had about 12 members in the summer of 2005. Since then, the numbers haven't grown. Let's hope more people give peace a chance. -- Jared Jacang Maher

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Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
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