04 April 2005

Without "Man", It's Just "Chester"

It's long been an article of faith of women the world over that Englishmen are gods in the sack. Nevertheless, I fear that that well-earned reputation may take a hit after last week's cancellation of a "major erotic festival" in Manchester due to a general lack of interest amongst the area's male population:
Erotica Manchester opened on Friday, selling a range of sex aids, clothing and footwear, but ticket sales have been poor and organizers say they will not be coming back.

"We've tried to warm this city up for more than two years but northerners just haven't responded in sufficient numbers," said event director Savvas Christodoulou.

"They are happy enough to come to our London event in the autumn but they seem embarrassed about being seen at Erotica Manchester."

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