OH MY FUCKING GOD, YA’LL.
Now, I subscribe to this little tumblr, and it gives me a good chuckle most days. I don’t always agree with some of the things posted as being a problem. If there are plenty of empty seats around, and no one is suffering an imposition, I could give a shit if a man, woman, child or fuzzy llama sacks out across their bench. I assume if you are taking public transport, you are usually either heading to, or coming from somewhere stressful, and if you can grab some relaxation, then fine. I used to ride the bus at least 5 times a week, and I assure you that when there were plenty of seats to go around, I happily claimed my space by putting my backpack on the seat next to me. Without shame. No shame. That shit above though? That’s weak, and there is no excuse for it. Men, if there is ever a time to man up and just be fucking polite, it’s when you are sandwiching a woman, or child, or even just another man! (Actually I can almost guarantee that had there been another man in the middle, the flanking men wouldn’t have been yodeling about the agony of crushed balls.) Look, no one is asking you to jam your legs together so tight that you’re cutting off circulation to your junk. You probably don’t even have to touch your knees together. Just close your god damned legs! Look at the woman’s knees! They aren’t even touching, and she’s being flanked by two apparent career cowboys who’s legs have been locked open by years of cowboying! (Another point to make; if your balls were so god damned sensitive, there would be no such thing as cowboys, or tour de france bike riders… Just pointing that out.)
Anyway, since no one’s ever posted these pics on the OP’s site, here are examples of men who are either genetic mutants who can touch their balls with their thighs, eunuchs, or maybe just gentlemen..
As a final note, here is a picture of two gentlemen who are seated politely without going out of their way. Note that their knees are approximately the same distance apart as their shoulders, and that they are neither inconveniencing each other, nor the woman seated next to one of them.