Media Nation reader M.G. sends along word that the Boston.com entertainment message board is promoting a “Blow Job Workshop for Women in Oct.” I hightailed over to see for myself, and was pleasantly surprised to see that it hadn’t been taken down yet. Click here and scroll down (it’s under “New Message Boards”), although it will probably be gone by the time you get there. At least at this moment, as the screen capture shows, it’s also getting prominent billing on the main Arts & Entertainment page.
This is neither the result of a massive brain cramp nor a prank. Drill down and you’ll see a detailed description of a “Fellatio Workshop,” along with this helpful syllabus: “This is NOT simply a ‘blow job’ workshop. Anyone can learn tips and skills to use when performing oral sex. What makes you GREAT at it is having the desire and the confidence to do it.” You can also sign up for a striptease class, or for “Sexology 101: Ladies, Get More Pleasure in Bed.”
Now, I have no problem with such content, and except for the “Blow Job” come-on, it’s not actually on Boston.com. As far as I can tell, these are legitimate offerings, and how else are people supposed to find out about them? Somehow, though, I don’t think the folks at Boston.com would agree.
Update: It’s 2:52 p.m., and the notice is still up on both pages. So I guess a new era has dawned at Boston.com.
Update II: It’s 10:01 p.m. now, and it’s gone.