Extremely interesting art and yes it is art at its best. Why? because it is raising and approaching a question with so many tabus and stigma – the comments in the thread just shows that.
As to sex and intimacy between people – well there are worse things going on every second around the world both among the hetro-, homo-, bi-, transgender- etc etc world/communities.
We could all care for and comment on this young man but how often do we not just look the other way in situations worse than this. This is a young man who knows what he is doing, who approaching cultural stigmas that has been reproduced through generations without anyone being able to look sober upon them as phenomenas – virginity, sexual orientation, seclusiveness of intimacy between two persons, love vs sex, before and after, manhood rites, stigmatization of women and men – gay men, etc
He has actually already made art and a performance by posting his plan. You and I are all part of that art performance and we -the world thereby becomes a bit wiser.
Clayton Pettet has my respect and I will not judge him for what he sacrifice for his art, an art that makes an imprint on all of us. How many discussions will follow around the dinner tables, in pubs, at coffee break at work and hopefully they all will touch the subject of virginity, man and women virginity etc.