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A Pop-Up ‘Masturbation Booth’ Has Now Appeared In New York City

There is no shortage of weird things that happen or show up in New York City, and this latest development is no different. A sex toy company has developed what can only really be referred to as a “masturbation booth” right in the middle of New York City, and it appears as if it is there as a media marketing campaign.

According to Mashable, the company known as Hot Octopuss developed the structure on 28th Street and 5th Avenue in New York City. It’s being called a “GuyFi booth” and it is there, according to the company, for men to “relieve stress.”

The booth was simply created by putting a drape over a phone booth while putting a laptop and a chair on the inside. Hot Octopuss is using it as a gimmick thanks to a couple of recently released surveys that have given some rather interesting statistics.

There was a survey by Time Out that revealed 39 percent of men in New York admitted to masturbating while on the job at their workplace. Another survey from Glamour, that was held in 2012, questioned 1,000 men and it came to the conclusion that 31 percent of those men had done it before.

It’s believed that looking after one’s self can result in a healthier lifestyle and a man that ends up being happier while at work. Adam Lewis is a co-founder of Hot Octopuss, and he believes that taking care of tension and getting some relief is incredibly important, per Digital News Room.

“There’s no denying that working a nine to five job can be stressful on both your mind and body, especially in a non-stop city like Manhattan. It’s really important for guys to look after themselves so that they can stay healthy and focus properly on the task in hand. We’re told time and time again how beneficial it is to have a break away from your desk.”

Scientists have said that “alone time” for men is something that can do a lot of good. It is said that it won’t only reduce stress and relieve tension, but it can also keep depression at a minimum and even increase a man’s self-esteem.

A break for even just 15 minutes is one that can enhance the productivity of a man in his place of employment.

Mashable reports that Hot Octopuss claims around 100 men used the so-called “masturbation booth” on the first day it was in place. They also make sure to advise anyone and everyone not to just do this anywhere as it is indeed illegal.

Adam Lewis wants all to improve their lives in ways that aren’t just beneficial but also fun to them.

“At Hot Octopuss we are all about looking for new solutions to improve everyday life and we feel we’ve done just that with the new GuyFi booth. We hope the city’s men enjoy using the space we’ve created in whatever way they want. It’s completely free of charge… all that we ask is they thank us when they get their promotion!”

Some think it’s not a bad idea and not a bad gimmick either. They aren’t charging for use of their GuyFi Booth and only want to be kept in mind when men go shopping for some fun toys or anything like that.

The “masturbation booth” may not be something that ends up staying in place or even appearing everyday, but New York City was treated to it for a bit. Now, just make sure that if you plan on partaking in the GuyFi Booth, it’s one officially set up by Hot Octopuss.

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