Finnish metal band HIM prefer to indulge in group masturbation sessions rather than succumb to the allure of groupies, because they are scared of bedding a transsexual by mistake.

Frontman VILLE VALO claims that joint viewing of pornographic channels on hotel televisions keeps their sexual desires at bay, and avoids any band members getting into embarrassing situations.

Valo says, "There's always temptation, but it's not hard to resist.

"In HIM we synchronise our watches by having collective masturbation sessions. It keeps the urges down. Thank God for hotel porn.

"Why would I want to pick up a girl from the front row and go straight at it? Especially nowadays, you can never be sure - there's so many 'shemales' around.

"Plus, I'm not so fast that I could do it in one night."