Trending on social media is the video (see below, very NSFW) of a British female tourist performing oral sex on more than 20 men in a bar in Magaluf, a holiday resort town on the Spanish island of Majorca. To say it has caused great discontent would be an understatement.
According to buzzfeed the video shows the young woman performing sex acts, in an act called ‘mamading’ (sex for drinks) as a DJ in the background cheered her on. It was reported by local websites that it was for a contest to win a 3 euro bottle of cava.
The video started going viral when Vice UK wrote about it in a now-deleted post titled “Competitive Dick Sucking Is Now A Thing In Magaluf.”
They linked to the uncut, barely censored video. When Vice started driving traffic to the video, the original site pulled it down.
Reaction on social media has been one of outrage as the tweets below show:
Since the intense reaction online from the video, local Mayor Manuel Onieva has ordered a police investigation. Onieva has since warned bars that ‘mamading’ is breaking the law and will hold vendors criminally culpable.
The video is believed to be related to ‘mamading‘ parties, named after the Spanish word mamada, which means oral sex.
According to comments posted on the original video, gawker tells mamading is not uncommon in Magaluf bars. One user posted, ‘The area continues to invent ways to attract more and more young and this year has introduced a new trend in the local bars.’
Magaluf is a popular vacation destination for teenagers from the United Kingdom, Ireland and Scandinavian countries. It’s been the subject of a lot of controversy in recent years for its out-of-control party culture. Controversy that it seems wont be dying out anytime soon…
And then there was this comment on the web that made me wonder:
Does this woman have some kind of trauma in her personal history that influenced her willingness to participate?
Did the patriarchy and the male gaze coerce her into doing this in a futile bid for respect and social acceptance?
Or is she just a person who makes really terrible decisions and doesn’t deserve respect?!
Or is this what passes now for a ‘good time’ in some bars in Majorca for the traveling tourist?