The "No Sex" Sign Guy: What Happened to Subtlety?
"No sex!" he calls to harried passerby. "No sloppy seconds!"
Owen and his sign define unlawful sex as anything other than a "virgin man and a virgin women" in marriage (read: he or she who has masturbated or looked upon another in lust is no longer a virgin). If you've engaged in any other type of nooky, he says the only way you can get right with the Lord is to stop having sex for the rest of your days.
"I've never had sex in my whole life," boasts the 70-something-year-old in his round, rolling accent that sounds vaguely like he's from the Louisiana bayou. "Never masturbated in my whole life either. Since I came out of my mother's womb."
|Photo courtesy Mai Le on Flickr|
|Diaz with sign|
So, does he actually believe he's made a dent in the licentious desires of San Franciscans? "My work is not to make 'em [do it], my work is just to tell 'em. I'm a messenger." A chunky teenage kid with braces snapped a photo. "It's hilarious," the kid said, "and true."
Dias was obviously pleased: "A young kid that thinks it's also true." Of course, the kid also announced he was from Maryland.