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Paola Saulino is putting her mouth where her vote is.

An Italian actress who promised to give oral sex to anyone who voted “no” on a crucial referendum in December is apparently keeping her word. The country voted not to change its constitution in November, and since then, Paola Saulino has completed the first leg of a national #pompatour—”pompa” being Italian slang for “blowjob”—and declared it a success.

Saulino, a Naples-born actress and nude selfie aficionado who lives in L.A., made her promise very explicit on Facebook, writing, ” I will practice oral sex with due and careful craftsmanship, thus fulfilling my duty, without losing even a drop of your essence, strictly looking at you in the eye. All this to those who will vote no in the referendum.” 

So far, it looks like she’s keeping her word by making at least one tour stop. Saulino wrote on Instagram Sunday, “First step of #pompatour is gone! … A little bit tired by [sic] everything is ok. … This year is started in a best way as possible.” 


The first of her 10 January stops was in Rome. She’s since announced that the Pompa Tour will continue through February, with 10 more cities on the calendar. 

In an Instagram comment, she claimed there were 51 people at the Rome event, although many of the replies are from people calling “bullshit” and asked for photographic proof. One commenter, who claimed to have been there, said it was very “discreet” and that he had to “hand over the phone prior to entering,” so no photos or videos are online.

Saulino has also launched official #Pompatour merchandise, including T-shirts, in case you were wondering whether this was all a big publicity stunt.

The consequences of the referendum are serious, though. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi promised to resign in December if voters didn’t support his package of constitutional reforms. The referendum did not pass and he followed through on his promise

The big winner in the referendum was Italy’s populist Five-Star Movement, which is led by a comedian and is currently enjoying the global right-wing wave after Donald Trump’s election in the U.S. Their political opponents disparagingly call them “Trumpisti.”

Saulino told Italian site Social Football that she sees herself as nonpartisan, but “if I had to express a preference, I identify with the values of the Five-Star Movement.” 

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