This blog post is for adults only as it contains mature cat images. Pictured in the video is a 10 year old male/neutered cat. When one of the humans in this cat’s family lies down, the cat will jump on top of them and start to knead with all four paws. At first, he placed his front feet on the bed and kept his back legs on the human’s abdomen. Now, he straddles a leg and sometimes holds the blanket in his teeth. Watch the video and name this common behavior.
Diagnosis: Feline Masturbation
In my experience, cats have a strong sex drive. Even after males are neutered, it is common for them to masturbate on soft items. Stuffed toys, fluffy cat beds and comforters are favorites. The cat in the video prefers fake fur. Spayed females also enjoy this guilty pleasure. So the next time your cat jumps on you in bed and starts kneading, you will know what they are really doing. Isn’t it great to know you’ve still got it!