Air Sex preliminary rounds begin Wednesday night

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Air Sex host Chris Trew

Now in its fourth installation, the world championship of humping air kicks off Wednesday with a preliminary round at Republic, one of a select locations in U.S. cities where the city's finest can show how it's done, on stage.

Think air guitar, but with doin' it.

Air Sex, founded in 2009 by New Orleans comic Chris Trew, hosts preliminary rounds from New York to San Francisco in search of the nation's finest air doers, but it kicks off in New Orleans. (Watch Trew introduce the event to Oxygen's Bad Girls Club.)

The rules are simple: you get two minutes to perform your Air Sex routine, which can be straight-forward or may include the date, the opening to the boudoir, etc. Participants should email an MP3 of a selected track (or bring a CD), and you also may include an up to 30-second prelude. Wear costumes, use a stage name, don't be a big creep, and props and teams are OK, too — visit Air Sex's YouTube for an idea of what to expect, or do.

The three selected finalists will compete at the regional championships and may go on to compete in the national championships in Austin, Texas.

Air Sex preliminary rounds being 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 at Republic (828 S. Peters St.).

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