Masturbation Booths To Open Around The World?

When you’re feeling stressed at work, you might find that there is really only one thing that you want to do, and that isn’t to sit down at your desk. You’ll want to get up and walk out, maybe even sneaking off to the toilet to quickly jerk off to unwind and de-stress. Masturbation is a great way to let off steam, and sometimes it is just what you need to get through the rest of the day or the stressful week you’re working through.

A man opens the door of a masturbation booth

When the urge to masturbate at work strikes, you’ll find that the toilets just don’t cut it. Many of us will just wait until we get home or book a date with a sexy escort in Oslo as a great way to unwind, but it seems that you might soon be able to visit a masturbation booth, if the trial in New York goes as planned. Yes, you can find a masturbation booth in the city of New York, and there might be one popping up in a city near you… but is this really a good thing?

Guyfi

Almost every major city around the world has free wi-fi available for those who absolutely cannot go without the internet for more than a few hours. Now, you might soon find Guyfi in your city, and no, it isn’t simply a male version of wi-fi.

‘Guyfi’ is actually the name of a booth that has been created by the sex toy brand Hot Octopuss in the hope of giving hard-working men the perfect place to go to let out their stress and have a little fun during their working day.

It seems that the Guyfi booth was created in response to the fact that 39% of New Yorkers have admitted to trying “self-soothe” techniques at work to help them relax and de-stress. In other words, they masturbate at work, and so the Guyfi hopes to “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”.

Basically, the booth gives men the chance to sit down with a comfortable chair, a laptop, and a little privacy so that they can whack one out before going back to work. No more jerking off in the toilets! Instead, only luxury for busy New Yorkers.

Do we need masturbation booths?

Adam Lewis is a co-founder of Hot Octopuss, the creators of the Guyfi booths, as well as a designer of PULSE, which is “the world’s first Guybrator”. He understands how important it is for guys like you to get a break at work, and this has actually been proven by scientists.

Studies have proven that masturbation is actually a great way to reduce depression and stress, and taking a break as little as 15 minutes from your day is said to seriously improve your productivity in the work place.

When interviewed about the Guyfi, Lewis said “there’s no denying that working a nine to five job can be stressful on both your mind and body”, and that “it’s really important for guys to look after themselves” so that you can stay productive at work.

So, their solution was to give men a special place they can go to, away from work, to let off a little steam. “We hope the city’s men enjoy using the space we’ve created in whatever way they want”, Lewis explained, adding that the booth is “completely free of charge” to use. Should we expect queues along the street to use it, then?

The downside of Guyfi

Of course, many are immediately cautious. For a start, the booth looks just like a normal phone booth, but with a curtain covering instead of a door.

I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want to walk out of work and pop into a booth to jerk off if there was only a curtain preventing the entire world from seeing what I was up to. If anything, I think that would be more stressful than some cheeky masturbation at work!

There is also no mention of how these “self-soothing” booths will be cleaned and maintained. Since there is a laptop and the internet in there, we suspect that they would be to ensure everything is clean.

I get the feeling that a lot of men wouldn’t want to visit this kind of booth. It might seem like a great idea, in theory, but would you really want to sit down in a chair that has been used by others to masturbate? Would you use the same laptop? Would you really feel comfortable enjoying a little masturbation with the world behind a curtain?

The alternative to masturbation booths

So, this isn’t exactly a new thing. There have been booths like this in Amsterdam since the late 1990s at least, and there are plenty of other discreet places that people can visit if they need to whack one out during the day. However, Hot Octopuss are hoping that the booth will prove successful so that they can then install them into other cities.

That means that, soon, you might be in Bergen or Tromsø and see a strange phone booth with the word ‘Guyfi’ written on it, inviting you in for a private masturbation session.

People seem to be having very mixed reactions to it. The Metro released an article about the unusual invention, asking their readers if they would use the booth. The majority (66% at the time of writing this blog) answered that they wouldn’t because “this is as depraved as it gets and I want more than a curtain before I do depraved things”.

Would you risk using this booth, or would you stick to getting one out at work? Personally, I’d rather wait to get home, as being in my own bed with a lock on the door seems to be the perfect alternative to masturbation booths. Let us know what you think by visiting the Escort Norway forum or by joining in the discussion in the comment box below.

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Lara Mills is a writer who has four years of sex industry expertise behind her. Since she entered the adult industry, she has worked on the Escort Advertising forums, before moving into her current role three years ago.

Since then she has gained a fine reputation with her blogs on sex advice, sexual health and amusing news stories from around the globe. She is also a campaigner for the rights of sex workers from all over the world.

In her spare time, Lara keeps herself active by going running, and is something of a film buff. She also loves to go travelling.
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