New York City should change its nickname from Big Apple to Big Sewer.
Jim Hoft writes for Gateway Pundit, quoting Mashable, that on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, a company called Hot Octopuss (HO) set up a “GuyFi” booth on 28th St. and 5th Ave. in New York City, for men to “relieve stress” — euphemism for masturbation.
The masturbation booth is actually a phone booth with a cloth draped over it. Inside the booth was a chair and a laptop.
HO claims approximately 100 men used the booth on its inaugural day.
The company says the booth was “inspired” by a Time Out survey that claimed 39% of NYC men admitted to masturbating while at work. Another survey of 1,000 men in 2012, by Glamour magazine, said 31% of its readers had masturbated at work.
HO claims to be doing a public service, so that instead of masturbating at work, men can “take this habit out of the office and into a more suitable environment designed to give the busy Manhattan man the privacy, and the high-speed Internet connection, he deserves.” A representative of the company mealy-mouthed to Masable: “We may be insinuating that these booths could be used in whichever way anyone would like to ‘self soothe,’ but the brand is not actively encouraging people to masturbate in public as that is an illegal offense.”
HO is sex toys company established by two Brits, and the GuyFi booth obviously is a low-cost publicity gimmick. How long do you figure before the laptop and chair are stolen, assuming they are still in the booth?
The article on Gateway Pundit generated many readers’ comments, the funniest is this one:
Great, just great, now Muslims will demand goat-in-a-booth!
H/t FOTM reader GiGi
As I had suspected, there’s a homosexual angle to the masturbation booth.
A friend who had lived in NYC for many years sent me an email that the location of the booth, “north of the [Greenwich] Village and just east of Chelsea and south of the Garment District” is “fag central”.
The company, HO, sells “male sex toys”.