12 Sep Masturbate With Your Friends: Beatles Edition
John Lennon and Paul McCartney used to jack off together.
Paul McCartney this week gave an interview to GQ in which he described, in the plainest possible language, jacking off with friends and bandmates in his younger days. There is something so refreshing and so validating about having an international megastar (what’s the right word for the living Beatles at this point?) talk about something like buddybate in a huge, mainstream publication, with such candor and so far away from shame and pettiness.
Macca’s outlay of how this took place is graphic and funny:
“What it was was over at John’s house, and it was just a group of us,” he told GQ. “And instead of just getting roaring drunk and partying — I don’t even know if we were staying over or anything — we were all just in these chairs, and the lights were out, and somebody started masturbating, so we all did.”
McCartney then went into further detail, saying that the five boys encouraged each other to shout various names of celebrities during the group masturbation session.
“We were just, ‘Brigitte Bardot!’ ‘Whoo!’ and then everyone would thrash a bit more,” said McCartney. “I think it was John sort of said, ‘Winston Churchill!'” he added.
It’s almost humorous to imagine being able to stroke it to just the idea of a sexy person like Brigitte Bardot. One imagines that part of the action was just to keep a buffer of heterosexuality in the air, and that the real inspiration was being in a room full of dudes grinding their dicks with abandon.
“It wasn’t a big thing,” he continued. “But, you know, it was just the kind of thing you didn’t think much of. It was just a group. Yeah, it’s quite raunchy when you think about it. There’s so many things like that from when you’re a kid that you look back on and you’re, ‘Did we do that?’ But it was good harmless fun. It didn’t hurt anyone. Not even Brigitte Bardot.”
Words escape me to describe how unfathomably cool it is for him to not just own up to this, but to chuckle about it like “Yep, that’s what people do!” And it’s interesting to note that he doesn’t use alcohol as a reason or explanation. It just happened and everybody went with it. How awesome is that?
Masturbate with your friends. The Beatles did it.