Racy Russian River Romp Popular 8 Years in Row
MORE than 500 people rode inflatable sex dolls down river rapids at the eighth annual instalment of a bizarre but popular Russian race, The St Petersburg Times reported. _News
...The competitors - and their odd props - spent three minutes hurtling down the Vuoksa River's Losevo Rapids in the Bubble Baba Challenge.
The word "baba" is Russian for "peasant woman," but is also a crude term with sexual connotations, the English-language news website reported.
Men and women both took part in the challenge - with a separate heat for women-only racers.
The race was won by St. Petersburg man Vladislav Pavlenko who rode his doll, dubbed "Vanilla Pelotki," to the finish in two minutes and 47 seconds. The event was dreamed up by organiser Dmitry Bulawinov who conceived the idea as a joke at a party where the men got drunk and the women failed to show up.
The event was first held in 2003. _News
Although the whitewater racers are allowed to substitute an inflatable penis of comparable size for the life-sized sex dolls, no mention was made of how many large penises made the rapid trip downriver.