Footage of Barack Obama flashing his erection at female reporters in 2008 has surfaced and is going viral on the internet.
The footage, captured by CNN during the 2008 Presidential campaign, shows then Senator Obama on a campaign flight, talking on a cellphone. As he arises from his seat a nearby female reporter catches a glance of something that makes her uncomfortable, sending her squealing to the back of the plane.
However, rather than downplay the awkward incident, Obama plays it up. The future President stands up and thrusts out a leg, making sure all of the reporters on the plane get a look at his erection.
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Donald Trump has been weathering a storm of controversy this week over randy comments he made to TV celebrity reporter Billy Bush in 2005. President Obama slammed Trump, claiming that the leaked tape remarks reveal him to be an “insecure” man.
This raises the question, what does flashing your erection at unsuspecting women reveal about a man?
The general consensus from psychologists is that there is an element of control in the act: the flasher is ‘forcing’ the victim to look. This makes sense, because other types of sexual offences are often about power rather than sex itself.
“In the U.S., about 50% of all exhibitionists are married and that typically a male is the exhibitionist and the victim is typically a woman, a child, or an unsuspecting stranger,” state Psychologist Anywhere Anytime.
“Flashers may have a sexual disorder called exhibitionism or paraphilia, characterised by having repeated urges to expose themselves to a stranger,” according to forensic and clinical psychologist Georgina O’Donnell.
“Some people have a conscious desire to upset or shock the stranger, while others may fantasise that the stranger will become sexually aroused by their display.
“Others are not aware of, or concerned about, the stranger’s response at all.”
Snopes have also provided their brand of biased reporting on the topic of the Presidential erection, and even they couldn’t provide their usual FALSE verdict. Their verdict this time? “Unproven.” Considering Hillary Clinton could squirt on a Snopes writer’s face and they would claim it’s raining, you can consider “unproven” to be as close as they will come to an admission that a Democrat has been caught doing something bad.