A US politician has given his supporters an unprecedented insight into his sex life in a bid to be more transparent with voters.
Arizona governor candidate Noah Dyer posted a statement to his campaign website in which he declared having had “both deep and casual sexual experiences with all kinds of women.”
The Democrat describes himself as a “socially responsible moderate” and says he has “a unique willingness to be open with voters about political and personal matters.”
The statement in the “Scandals and Controversy” section, reads: “Noah has had both deep and casual sexual experiences with all kinds of women. He is an advocate of open relationships. He’s had group sex and sex with married women. He has sent and received intimate texts and pictures, and occasionally recorded video during sex.
“Noah has always been forthright with his partners. All of his relationships have been legal and consensual, never coercive, or abusive, and he condemns such behavior. Noah is unapologetic about his sexual choices, and wishes others the same safety and confidence as they express themselves.”
The bold revelations have garnered widespread media coverage in recent weeks, and an outpouring of comment from potential voters.
“Thank you, for challenging the unreasonably rigid standards of what amounts to a candidate being practically non-sexual and perfect in every way,” Ruby Garner wrote on Facebook.
“I like your style. And for the record - I don't see 'scandals' or 'misdeeds', I see a sexually active, open and honest person. Would definitely consider voting for you, if only I lived in AZ.”
However Talia Fuentes said she was not interested in hearing about his sex life if he lacked political knowledge.
“Noah do you even know your win number, voter data, scores, demographics, anything? Do you know anything about legislative districts, congressional district, party chairs, or the democratic structure?" she wrote.
“I don't care about your sex life but if you don't know this info or these numbers you shouldn't be running.”
Mr Dyer said he wanted to make a “big statement” to engage disenfranchised voters.
“I feel like voters around the country, but particularly in Arizona, feel disenfranchised with the political process because they feel like politicians are dishonest. Certainly that’s not true of every single politician, but I wanted to make a big statement that I wanted to be honest, I wanted to be transparent and I’m going to tell things to voters the way they are and not hold back,” he told the Huffington Post.
“I think voters are tired of politicians deciding what they can and can’t hear. They want politicians who will give them information and let them make decisions for themselves.”