I’ve never been in a living situation where I didnt have enough privacy to take care of myself when the urge arises, but sometimes i’ll hear embarassing stories about someone who walked in on someone/witnessed them masturbating. This is usually in the context of college dorms/military where you have people sleeping in the same shared space. Is there some kind of…etiquette to handling (heh) these situations in a way that is considerate to other people? Like code words, sock on the doorknob, stuff like that? I hear a lot of funny anecdotes of people having to put up with bunkmates who are rather unashamed and inconsiderate masturbators. It almost seems like an all or nothing type deal- either you just do without and eliminate the risk of discovery/grossing people out, or you dont care.
All the anecdotes I hear involve guys (who carry the stereotype of being perpetually horny) but I never hear of this issue with women in similar envronments. Are women just more discreet/considerate about this kind of thing?