Fun comment exchange about masturbating at work

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Today someone graciously came over to my house to do some work and, as I was killing time checking TweetDeck on my iPhone (there was nothing else to do), I saw that someone posted a link to a post by Sarah Lacy on TechCrunch about sex and work. Not “sex work”, just “sex” and “work”, as in your job. Unless you’re a sex worker, then I guess they’re conflated.

But I digress. To pass time, I browsed the comments and found a fun exchange that I then screenshotted. Basically, in case you can’t read it in the above photo, a guy admitted to masturbating “daily at work”. Except then he realized that his username is his real name and it was now posted online for all to see and he had no way to delete it. Did the other commenters have sympathy? No way. And though I would be mortified if I posted something on the internet I didn’t want others to see, I still had to laugh. I did try to darken out his name in my picture though, so as not to further broadcast it.

Oh, internet, you. Always throwing your people-friends curveballs.

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.

  • Chris

    Although not nearly as bad, this reminds me of a “Reply to All” incident where I mispelled “sorry for the inconvenience” and good old spell check changed it to “Incontinence.” I caught the error just as I hit send and then I watched in slow motion as the email was sent out to 400 of my closest co-workers. Needless to say, I received many responses on how to fix my apparent incontinence problem.

  • Chris

    Although not nearly as bad, this reminds me of a “Reply to All” incident where I mispelled “sorry for the inconvenience” and good old spell check changed it to “Incontinence.” I caught the error just as I hit send and then I watched in slow motion as the email was sent out to 400 of my closest co-workers. Needless to say, I received many responses on how to fix my apparent incontinence problem.

  • Debby

    Awesome. I love this.

  • Debby

    Awesome. I love this.