So my dad was driving me to get my wisdom tooth removed yesterday (yikes!) and en route a huge truck sidled up to us and began honking his horn. Xanaxed out of my mind, I glanced up to see the driver peering down at me intently while holding a hand written sign up to the window that read “got boobs?” In my loopy state of being, I longed for a pen and a piece of paper to write back “no, not really” but didn’t want to hurt the feelings of my tiny team of A cups. I turned to tell my dad about the pervy, albeit hopeful, trucker as he roared ahead of us, and my father told me that actually he had been reading that quite a lot of women do flash their bits and pieces to truckers on the highway.
This answers a question I’ve always wondered. As someone who seriously hates driving (most likely because I am terrible at it) I never understood why the heck anyone would ever want to be a truck driver. Apparently for the free strip shows.
When I went home to google women flashing truckers (hey, don’t judge me!) I found some curious results. Many of the pages I found were questions people posted wondering if their need to flash strangers (truck drivers, the pizza guy, maintenance men) is normal. There were also quite a bit of queries from the spouses of sexhibitionists who get off on watching their partner strut their stuff for others. The idea of being turned on by showing others what they can’t have reminded me of that crass scene from Borat when Sacha Baron Cohen jokes about how his sister taunts his caged brother with her ‘vajine’ saying “you will never get this, you will never get this, lalala.” Teasing others with what they will never have may be sexually empowering for some, and this can be a total turn on. Seeing someone lust over your significant other while knowing that (hopefully) only you can have what they want may also be sexually empowering, although some people might be slightly offended if their boyfriend or girlfriend wanted to quite literally show them off. So people get off on showing off, no real news flash there. However, I remember a time in middle school when a group of girlfriends and I were walking to the mall and a guy drove by in a van, honking as he lifted himself up to show he was not wearing any pants. This was definitely not a occurance of trying to tempt us with what we couldn’t have, as we all started screaming and covering our eyes. This guy was not getting off on showing off, he was just a pervert who liked showing his junk to a bunch of twelve-year-old girls.