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      Question of the Day - Is It OK to Be Lazy in an Orgy?

      September 7, 2012

      By VICE Staff

      From the column 'Question of the Day'

      Welcome to Question of the Day. Making sure you don't over-extend yourself.

      Putin has had a busy few days. Seemingly consumed by guilt over shooting that tiger in Siberia (which curiously evaded being filmed), Putin has returned to the scene of the crime to right his wrongs. Where once he took life, or at least put it to sleep for a bit, he’s now aiding it in its fruition. Dressed up in white overalls, like one of those nondescript fellas you see pursuing James Bond down ski slopes, Putin took to the skies in a motorized hand glider to give a flock of disorientated cranes directions to Iran.

      Not really! He has, though, remarked upon the fact that one member of Pussy Riot—Nadezhda Tolokonnikova—once took part in an impromptu public orgy in a museum with Voina, a political Russian art collective. “They had a group sex session in a public place," said Putin. "They then uploaded it onto the internet. The authorities should have looked at this, too."

      Apparently Putin then reached for an old Soviet-era gag, that roughly translates into English as, "Some fans say that group sex is better than one-on-one because—like in any collective work—you can take it easy a bit.”

      We took this hilarious joke and ran with it, taking to the streets of London to ask the public: Is it OK to be lazy during an orgy?

      VICE: Hey, would you say it's acceptable to be a little lazy when in the middle of an orgy?
      John, 34, designer:
      Yeah, I mean, I’m sure there’s some sort of system you could implement. Like tag in and tag out. I’m guessing during an orgy you can take a break.



      Andy, 34, telecommunications: I think that depends on who you are really, some people will highly disagree with that. Me personally, I’ve never been in one, so I can’t really say.

      But generally you think it'd be bad form to slack off?
      It’s a team thing, you’re not meant to just sit back and let your other colleagues do all the work.

      You probably shouldn’t be having orgies with your colleagues.
      Yeah, you're right.


      Claire, 31, tailor (left) and Dean, 32, manager.

      Hey guys! Putin recently said that it's OK to take it easy for a bit during an orgy. Do you agree?
      Claire: No.

      Should politicians be getting involved in this sort of thing?
      Dean: They’re humans. Why not?
      Claire: No. They’re paid to do a job and they should only be worrying about politics and the state of the world.

      You're incredibly stern, Claire.



      Nicito, 28, account manager: Wait, wasn’t this with Berlusconi and, oh what’s the other dude... you know what? I read a headline briefly but I didn’t read the article.

      Well it was Putin who was talking about orgies this time.
      Putin? I wouldn’t want to watch him having an orgy.

      Simon, 42, short film distributer: I don’t really believe anything a politician says, but I’m sure he was joking. I don’t really know what the context was.

      He was dead serious.
      OK. He’s probably got a lot more experience than me. I have no clue.

      Should he write a book? About orgies?
      It would be full of lies, you can’t trust a word that guy says.

      So we should just ignore everything he says, especially when it’s about orgies?
      Yeah, he was probably just trying to be macho. Impress the guys, you know? He’s a pretty macho guy and I think he was just trying to be cool and perpetuate that myth.



      Nick, 38, media analyst: If all partners are all willing and haven’t been coerced and they’re all enjoying themselves then there isn’t a problem with any of this.

      So you should just be able to sit back and relax?
      Yeah, we don’t sit back and relax enough these days. If that’s your thing and you’ve got friends, then have an orgy.

      With politicians or without?
      No, I wouldn’t have one with a politician. I don’t like Putin, he’s a horrible man. I’m in a long-term relationship now anyway, so I wouldn’t be allowed to have an orgy. I thought I was going to once, but it turns out I’d just grossly misread the situation.

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      Topics: Question of the Day, Vladimir Putin, tiger, Siberia, Orgies, orgy, boredom, lazy-ass people

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