I also managed to get a last minute ticket for Investigating Desire, a series of short films about male intimacy that were deliciously explicit to the point of bordering on pornography. While a couple of the shorts were perhaps a little too high-brow for me I particularly enjoyed the first and last films, No Strings Attached (about a Dutch cruiser on the prowl) and The Window, a delightful 5 minute comedy about discarding inhibitions and the joy of exposing your body and soul to the world!
While trying not to fall asleep through one of the more intellectual shorts I started to notice what sounded like someone having a crafty tug a few rows behind me... My initial thought was, surely not! This is the NFT after all, not some filthy peep show! I know Londoners are quite liberal and little shocks or inhibits them, but this...? To my mild horror the gentle slapping sound resumed every so often through the next few films. My rational mind was saying this couldn't be possible, at least not with the ushers watching the audience from the back of the theatre and besides, I couldn't be the only one hearing this.
I tried to inconspicuously crane my neck around to catch the suspected todger tugger in the act but in the dim cinema lighting I never quite managed to discover the source of this most unusual distraction. In the end I decided that it was perhaps the no holds barred content having an arousing effect on my imagination or even my own subconscious desire that needed some investigation. At least by then the explosive finish in The Window certainly left me awake and aroused enough to want to resume more familiar inspection duties! :)