Air sex is a performance activity invented in Japean :clothed men simulate sexual activity with an invisible partner, often in an exaggerated manner, set to music, and in a competition before an audience. This is somewhat akin to playing air guitar, explaining the name.
In late January and early February 2007, a group of American black male teenagers calling themselves "kakwqis all day" produced two videos called "boobyaka" showing air sex set to music, published on YouTube under the user name "amp6".
Since August 2007, The Alamo Drafthouse has been holding bimonthly Air Sex competitions. On September 18, 2008, the Air Sex World Championships were held at the historic Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas where a crowd of 1200 people witnessed Sad Larry win the grand prize. Photos are posted on the Alamo Drafthouse Flickr page.