I am a middle-aged guy with a peculiar problem. I have this intense urge to touch women whenever I am in a crowded, public places. Whenever I am in a mall or in a bus , I get busy brushing past them in an attempt to feel them. This behavior continues when I'm on a packed railway platform. I try my best to let my hand go free without getting noticed as everyone is in a rush. But I've got to admit several women have rebuked me and some even slapped me. But I can't let go of this sick behaviour. According to my conscience, if in a public place, our bodies are public too. So what is the big deal? Or do I need help?
Illustration/ Satish Acharya
You ask do you need help? Yes, big time. You need it urgently. You are mentally sick and may have got away with it all this while but one day you might land behind bars. You belong to that class of men who will stare at women and will go out of their way to touch them. It appears that you lose all brain function when a woman is around. You are a lecherous, pervert man. Seek medical help and stay off crowded places in the meantime. Also, talk to your family members about your 'problem' and seek help from them too.