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ROOMMATE’S BEDTIME RITUAL IS NOT OK
Could it be that your roommate is actually doing some kind of abdominal exercise in his bed that sounds like masturbation and you’re confused? No? Not likely? OK, just trying to make this situation less disturbing for everyone. There are two big problems here: The first is that he thinks it’s OK to touch himself while you are in the room. It’s not – it’s very not OK. The second is that you haven’t said anything to this guy. How could you have not said anything sooner? Now, he might think your silence means that you’re cool with this. If you want to fix this, it will take talking to him. When you have this friendly conversation, make sure it’s not before bedtime or during the act. That would be awkward. So, pick a time during the day and have a chat. Start off by apologizing for not saying something sooner. The apology is more about disarming him than seeking forgiveness. Then mention that you’re not sure what’s happening in his bed before he goes to sleep, but you hear things and you’d like him to please keep it quiet when you’re in the room. Then, see what happens next. I have a strong feeling that his “abdominal workout” will continue. Anyone doing this every single night with someone else in the room might have a habit (or addiction) that’s hard to break. If he can’t stop his late-night workouts, run for the door (and use your shirt or a towel to open the door).