Making It On Wikipedia

Andrew Sullivan —  Mar 31 2012 @ 9:00pm

Jack Stuef reports on an exhibitionist subculture:

Out of the over 3.8 million articles Wikipedia says it has now, the page for "autofellatio" is the 3110th most visited. It describes autofellatio as "the act of oral stimulation of one's own penis as a form of masturbation." Like many Wikipedia entries, this one features a photograph of what it’s describing. Jiffman wanted to be the guy in that photo. When people looked up autofellatio, he wanted them to see him doing it. But he wasn’t the only one.

There are 16 photographs categorized under autofellatio on Wikimedia Commons, Wikipedia’s sister site and a resource of over 12 million freely licensed images that are used or could be used in Wikipedia articles. But if fellating oneself wasn’t such a rare uh, skill — let’s say skill — there would probably be many more. The Wikimedia Foundation’s stated purpose is to educate, but Commons has become a dumping ground for exhibitionists like Jiffman.

Money quote from the above clip:

Wow, he really made it.