How’s that for a clever publicity stunt? Over in New York, the producers of new Off-Broadway play are giving away free tickets to anyone who meets a certain criterion. You can see My First Time, a comedy about sexual awakening, for nothing - but only if you’re a virgin. How do you prove this? The production has hired Sebastian Black, a “mind reader and psychic hypnotist”, to sort the potential freebie-seekers from the genuinely inexperienced.

The play is based on contributions to Myfirstime.com, a website where users are encouraged to share the stories of their first sexual encounter – all anonymously, of course. Just how many people are willing to admit their virginity in public for theatre tickets, though?