THE PHILADELPHIA JACKS Penis Pleasure Parties for men 18 and over. Mutual, group and solo jack-off events featuring plenty of of fun, friendly, hot, body contact with no sucking or fucking.
Our IN-PERSON party location is on CHESTNUT STREET in Center City Philadelphia. Our building number is 723, but there is no building number on our street door, so we put a "Men's Meeting" sign on our door during our events, so it's easy to find. (on CHESTNUT ST. between Seventh and Eighth Streets, on the north side of the street. Click here for maps and directions)
We ask for a $15 contribution - more if you can, less if you can't. Nobody is ever turned away for lack of funds.
You must have proof of full vaccination plus at least one booster shot to attend out events.
For vaccination, check with your healthcare provider, your local health department, or visit https://www.vaccines.gov/
While we are no longer requiring the JYNNEOS Mpox vaccine to attend out events, WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND PEOPLE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE CLOSE, PHYSICAL CONTACT WITH BY GETTING VACCINATED.
For our members born before 1972: childhood smallpox vaccinations DO NOT provide enough protection against the current outbreak to protect you from Mpox infection -- you must have the JYNNEOS vaccine to be protected.
While the vaccine is mostly being given in the skin in the forearm, if you prefer a more discreet location on your body, your provider can now give you your monkeypox shot in either the skin over your shoulder blade, or your shoulder muscle, called the deltoid.
To get vaccinated, check with your healthcare provider, or your local health department.
In Philadelphia, The City of Philadelphia Health Dept is now offering the JYNNEOS vaccine on a walk-in basis at health centers and some RITE AID pharmacies. Check their website for specifics. If you want to do it by appointment, calling around 8:30am when they open seems to be your best bet for getting an appointment.
Vaccinations at 215.685.5488
General info and updates: https://www.phila.gov/programs/monkeypox/vaccines/
If you are looking at the City website -- there is some confusing, contradictory info on there. Some pages say that you must have HAD a possible Mpox exposure in the last 14 days, but the official policy (which is detailed in the Monkeypox Vaccine Interest Form, is that "Vaccine doses are now available for anyone that believes they are likely to be exposed to monkeypox."
If you're in New Jersey: https://www.nj.gov/health/monkeypox/vaccines/index.shtml
News and info for Delaware: https://news.delaware.gov/2022/09/22/eligibility-for-monkeypox-vaccine-expands-again-in-delaware/
Mpox basics and symptoms
Mpox/Monkeypox basics Mpox symptoms
Monkeypox (which is now offically called Mpox) is a disease caused by infection with the Mpox virus. Mpox virus is part of the same family of viruses as the virus that causes smallpox. Mpox symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms, but milder, and Mpox is rarely fatal. As of early October 2022, there have been more than 26,000 confirmed cases in the USA, with only 2 confirmed deaths. Vaccination with the JYNNEOS vaccine has been shown to greatly decrease the likelihood of Mpox infection.Why is Philly Jacks encouraging Mpox vaccination?
If you want detailed infomation, this CDC page is a great resource.
If you are going to be in situations like our parties; where you're enjoying intimate, skin-to-skin contact with other men in a group setting - we urge you to talk with your healthcare provider about your options for getting vaccinated. Unlike the Covid shots, this vaccination (by subcutaneous or Intradermal injection) is very unlikely to cause any side effects, other than some soreness and/or itchiness, and mild swelling where the injection was given.
- Because having Mpox really, really sucks!
- While it is rarely fatal, Mpox is usually incredibly unpleasant to have. You don't want to get it, and we don't want any of our guys to get it. As we have seen with Covid, there is also the issue of viral mutation: the more widely the virus spreads, the more possible it will be that it might change in ways that will make it more dangerous than it is now. We are lucky that the varient of Mpox that is circulating in the USA is so rarely fatal, and we all need to do what we can to see that it stays that way.
- We all need to do what is needed to protect each other, the general public health, and the long-term survival of our wonderful club.
- We put our in-person events on hold in July 2022 to do our bit to slow the spread of the virus. As the confirmed number of cases has gone down, and vaccine availability has improved, we have decided to start our events up again.
We take our responsibility -- to the men who enjoy our events and to general, public health -- very seriously.
Our friends in the medical world, and our buddies who run similar clubs in other cities, have all agreed that vaccination for Mpox (and Covid) is the best way to help to slow the spread (and thus the mutation rates) of the viral threats to life and health that are, sadly, a part of our reality these days.
Believe me: we would LOVE to not have to impose these requirements, but; providing a safe space where men can get off together -- where we can take care of each other while.. taking care of each other -- has always been a huge part of our mission, and this is how we can best do that right now.
If you haven't done so already, please: protect yourself, and protect your Jacks buddies by using the vaccination resources listed above to get those vaccinations, so we can all get back to enjoying naked penis-time together again!
Symptoms of Mpox can include:
- Muscle aches and backache
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Respiratory symptoms (e.g. sore throat, nasal congestion, or cough)
- A rash that can look like pimples or blisters that appears on the face, inside the mouth, and on other parts of the body, like the hands, feet, chest, genitals, or anus.
- The rash goes through different stages before healing completely. The illness typically lasts 2-4 weeks.
Sometimes, people get a rash first, followed by other symptoms. Others only experience a rash.
On a lighter note: here's a reminder that getting off -- on your own or with other men -- is really good for you!
LONDON 7/14/03 - Frequent masturbation, particularly in the 20s, helps prevent prostate cancer later in life, according to new research. Australian scientists have shown that the more men masturbate between the ages of 20 and 50, the less likely they are to develop the disease that kills more than half a million men each year. They suspect that frequent ejaculation has a protective effect against the cancer because it prevents dangerous carcinogens from building up in the gland. The more you flush the ducts out, the less there is to hang around and damage the cells that line them, Graham Giles, of the Cancer Council Victoria in Melbourne, told New Scientist magazine on Wednesday.
In a survey of 1,079 prostate cancer patients and 1,259 healthy men, Giles and his team discovered that men who ejaculated more than five times a week in their 20s were a third less likely to develop an aggressive form of the disease. The findings contradict previous studies which suggested that having a variety of partners or frequent sexual activity could increase the risk of prostate cancer by 40 percent. But Giles said the earlier research concentrated on intercourse, whereas his study focused on masturbation.
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