A woman has resorted to smearing fake love bites on her neck to keep men away from her in the gym. Watch her share the 'life hack' here:
TikTok user @blackmarketbagelsociety0 - who has more than 266,000 followers - shared a video displaying her new trick last week and it has amassed 1.6 million views.
The clip shows her in the gym with markings on her neck and a caption reads: "Life hack - no man has tried to correct my form since smearing brown eyeshadow on my neck like hickeys."
Posting the video she added: "Guess my form is just better this week also shout out to my team mate for this idea."
The video attracted thousands of comments, with one person concluding that 'misogynistic problems require misogynistic solutions'.
Another added: "They respect the 'man' you were 'with' more than you as a human being which says a lot about society."
While a third joked: "Cheat code: smear brown eye shadow on ur shorts."
Fair enough, that should most definitely give you plenty of clearance throughout the gym.
One TikTok user commented asking whether previous approaches by men attempting to correct her form were just attempts to flirt - a query which she decided to address in a follow-up video.
She explained: "That's the whole point. They are trying to flirt with me and I don't want it.
"So when they see the hickeys, they're like 'Oh, off the market.'
"I don't need them to correct my f***ing form. I'm staring myself in the mirror and I know my form is great, well it's pretty damn good.
"And when it's not, it hurts and I notice."
Generally, people found the hack to be pretty creative, but thought it was a sad state of affairs that a woman should feel she has to use such tricks just to be able to work out in peace.
One person wrote: "That is genius. Sometimes you flex your leg muscles, but sometimes you flex your brain muscles too."
Another said: "I went to the gym with an actual hickey and no man looked at me for longer than a second."
A third commented: "1. That’s hella creative, 2. I absolutely with all my heart hate that you had to go to that length to get men to not give unsolicited advice."