Bachelorette Katie Thurston Proposes a Unique Challenge in Sneak Peek: No Self-Gratification

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Bachelorette Katie Thurston Proposes a Unique Challenge in Sneak Peek: No Self-Gratification
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Katie Thurston has a rather unconventional challenge for her suitors.

In PEOPLE's exclusive sneak peek at Monday's episode of The Bachelorette, the lead approaches co-hosts Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe with a pitch.

"I kind of had this idea I thought would be fun, where the guys in the house all have to agree to withhold their self-care as long as possible, if you know what I mean," she says — which, hilariously, they do not.

"So, like, not do their skin care routine?" Kaitlyn asks, as Tayshia adds, "Like no shaving?"

"Uh, we're going a little deeper than that," Katie says. "A little friendly handshake with themselves [is] off-limits."

At that point, Kaitlyn and Tayshia realize what Katie, 30, is referring to — asking the men to stop masturbating — and the trio erupt in laughter.

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Katie Thurston Gives Bachelorette Suitors a Unique Challenge: No Masturbating
Katie Thurston Gives Bachelorette Suitors a Unique Challenge: No Masturbating

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Katie is no stranger to unconventional ideas, having famously entered Matt James' season of The Bachelor with a vibrator in hand, and her season as the Bachelorette has been no different.

"I cannot wait to see the boys and give them a little look, make it a little hard for them — make it very hard for them," she tells the cameras in the sneak peek, before Kaitlyn is tasked with informing the men.

"I'm going to fill you in on a juicy secret, and it's called operation WOWO: Week off, w---- off," she says to the group as their faces drop. "Katie wants to see which one of you can hold out."

"This sucks, and a lot is going to change very quickly," contestant Connor says in a confessional as the clip concludes.

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Katie Thurston
Katie Thurston

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Speaking to PEOPLE last month, Katie raved about her group of contenders on The Bachelorette.

"Every single guy was so handsome," she said. "And I don't have a type, so every man that came in I was like, 'Yes, yes and yes!' They're all such great guys. And that's what made it exciting and hard at the same time."

The Bachelorette airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.