It’s an unfortunate indictment of our society that it is an all too common sight for men to be caught masturbating in public places. Japan, New York, and London, have all struggled to deal with the issue of public masturbation and chances are we all know at least one woman, young or old, who has had the unpleasant experience of seeing a man touching himself in public. From cinemas, to public pools, to buses, parking lots, theatres, aeroplanes, and even x-ray machines (for science!), there’s few places men haven’t been caught jerking it.
But it’s particularly unusual for a woman to make such a spectacle of it herself. Perhaps that’s why when it does happen, it’s actually a little bit shocking. The passengers on NYC tube ride had this demonstrated for them when a few weeks ago a woman put her legs up in the air (yes, really) and just started going for it.
Seriously, it isn’t a mild example of public masturbation. “Furious”, “vigorous” and “emphatic” are all words that apply. You can practically hear the entire carriage hold its breath as they all watch this woman cock her legs up before rummaging around in her nether regions like a diabetic who’s just realised she mixed up her insulin and tampons, and her blood-sugar levels are spiking.
On top of this we have the disgusting spectacle of her sucking her fingers clean, which is itself the sort of disgusting act that would get you kicked out of a restaurant. But considering what she’s licking clean… it’s enough to make you wanna hurl.
After all this she then stands up (after being challenged by some brave passengers), turns around, and spreads her cheek as a form of defence like those lizards who inflate their neck flaps to scare off predators. As far as defence tactics go, it definitely works. You can see everyone think twice as she shows off her chocolate-scrunchy and waves it around. I know I’d think twice before dragging her away.
And just to top it off, she decides to scream,
"F*ck off! It's my life!" when the other passengers start to shout at her.
The whole scene is in many ways one of the more shocking things you might stumble across, and it’s right up there with the clip of the woman working herself over with a petrol pump. But in other ways it helps highlight a pretty jarring fact – every year thousands of women report men masturbating publicly. While this case is brazen and shocking and utterly gross, for many women this sort of behaviour is so commonplace amongst men that it’s simply part of the scenery.
You can watch the full, shocking, clip here. Be warned! It's NSFW!