Anti-War Activists Plan 'Global Orgasm For Peace'
(CBS/AP) SAN FRANCISCO Two peace activists have planned a massive
anti-war demonstration for the first day of winter.
But they don't want you marching in the streets. They'd much rather you
just stay home.
The Global Orgasm for Peace was conceived by Donna Sheehan, 76, and Paul
Reffell, 55, whose immodest goal is for everyone in the world to have an
orgasm Dec. 22 while focusing on world peace.
"The orgasm gives out an incredible feeling of peace during it and after
it," Reffell said Sunday. "Your mind is like a blank. It's like a
meditative state. And mass meditations have been shown to make a
The couple are no strangers to sex and social activism. Sheehan, no
relation to anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, brought together nearly 50
women in 2002 who stripped naked and spelled out the word "Peace."
The stunt spawned a mini-movement called Baring Witness that led to
similar unclothed demonstrations worldwide.
The couple have studied evolutionary psychology and believe that war is
mainly an outgrowth of men trying to impress potential mates, a case of
"my missile is bigger than your missile," as Reffell put it.
By promoting what they hope to be a synchronized global orgasm, they
hope to get people to channel their sexual energy into something more
The couple said interest appears strong, with 26,000 hits a day to their
Web site, www.globalorgasm.org.
"The dream is to have everyone in the world (take part)," Reffell said.
"And if that means laying down your gun for a few minutes, then hey, all