Woman Arrested for Loaded Weapon (and Masturbating)

Twitter was all abuzz with this story the other day, but I couldn’t help but feel absolutely horrible for the woman involved. It’s one of those stories that people pass around as being absolutely hilarious because it involves a woman using sex toys while masturbating, but mostly it’s just genuinely embarrassing for the woman involved and the way people react to it is very sex negative.

The story goes like this:

A Texas woman was traveling with her kids. They were currently staying at a hotel in Illinois. She needed some alone time so she left her kids in the hotel room. They were all old enough to be left alone. She went to her van where she proceeded to masturbate using a sex toy while topless. Now, I’m not saying that this was the best option as she was on public property, but you can see why she might’ve done it. Maybe others can learn from this story. Send your kids out to the pool or to play in the lobby and use the hotel room.

Unfortunately, she was spotted by police who approached the van. She claimed to be changing her clothes , because well, it’s an embarrassing situation. Who wants to tell the cops that they were rubbing one out? She did finally admit it as well as admitting that she had a loaded gun in the car. She was apparently unaware of Illinois’ gun laws.

The worst part is that her picture is getting plastered all around the internet and I can’t even imagine the amount of shame she is feeling. I’m really not sure why the cops 1. felt the need to approach the van in the first place and 2. had to share that part of the story or if they did have to then 3. why her picture had to go with it. It’s all pretty awful. There’s just got to be a better way of handling stuff like this.

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Garnet Joyce

Queer sex educator starting a new adventure with her wife and two cats.