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2009 Air Sex Championships

From far and wide, contenders came to Highline Ballroom. Photographs by Lizz Kuehl

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On June 12, aspiring Air Sex champs descended on Highline Ballroom, wielding swords and thongs (and, in one female contestant's case, what appeared to be a belt sander). The winner? Brian Arya, a.k.a. Usher (third from last photo above), the only contestant to apply an air condom and solicit an air prostitute.

For interviews with contenders and photos from last year's competition, click here.

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