New York congressional candidate, Mike Itkis released a sex tape he filmed with a porn star on the sex site PornHub.
The 53-year-old, who is not married and has no kids, said he released the video to promote his “sex positive” agenda, including the legalization of prostitution.
Itkis, a current major in the US Army Reserve, is running to unseat Jerry Nadler in November.
Mike itkis video: Why New York congressional candidate released his own tape
Politicians usually want to cover up their sex tapes — but Itkis said he put it out to prove he’s truly excited about legalizing sex work.
“If I would just talk about it, it wouldn’t demonstrate my commitment to the issue,” he told City & State. “And the fact I actually did it was a huge learning experience, and it actually influenced items on my platform.”
He said he posted the video, titled “Bucket List Bonanza,” to a popular porn website as “a conversation piece.”
The footage of him making whoopie with Sage — who bills herself as “a slutty girl from New Mexico” — was his first time having sex on camera, he said.
“I’m very much an introvert,” he said. “I’m kind of a nerd who doesn’t like to be the center of attention if I can avoid it. But I thought the issues I’m trying to address are so important.”
“I wanted to have my issues talked about in some way,” he said.