You read that right. The whole thing started in the late 60s as a way of expanding the sexual revolution. The idea behind it is that everyone has a friend of the opposite sex they’ve pushed their relationship with to the point of plateau. How better to break the mold than by sharing and experiencing the final frontier? Well, the Reagan administration wasn’t having that during the times of the HIV outbreak and societal taboos etc. so it’s been lost for a while. People are just now trying to revitalize the holiday, set as June 9 (oh hey, look at the date today). Here’s an excerpt that goes into a bit more detail:
F*ck-A-Friend Day is meant to bring close friends even closer. We all have really good friends with whom we’ve reached a plateau: we already know everything about each other. We share everything. We may even share intimate details of our sexual exploits. Wouldn’t it be so much better to show our friends what we are talking about rather than telling them? F*ck-A-Friend Day gives you this opportunity.
F*ck-A-Friend Day is also trying to erase the taboos our society has built up around sex. Did you know that back in Shangri-La people would greet each other on the streets by having sexual intercourse? It’s true! My, how far we have come! Nowadays, people won’t even allow one to talk about sex. We’re all too afraid to take our genitals out because we may get a laundry list of STDs. Of course, it is important to be careful about these sorts of things, but who do you trust more than your friends when it comes to clean sex?
The main goal of F*ck-A-Friend Day is to provide friends with an opportunity to broach the subject of engaging in one of life’s more enjoyable acts without the fear of it destroying the friendship.
Of course, as with having sex with anyone (friends and enemies alike), it is important to have some ground rules/reminders:
-Both parties must be consenting (and able to consent) at all times. This is NOT Rape-A-Friend Day.
-Be sure to use some sort of protection. It’s not Father-A-Friend’s-Baby Day.
-Be sure to follow all applicable federal and state laws, except for the stupid ones (like “no fellatio.”)
-If your friend is an Hassidic Jew, be sure to do it through a hole in a sheet.
-It is, of course, okay if your friend is already sexually active with you.
Full article here