Artistas españolas.

The back rows of cinemas, the darker corners of parks and the doorways of streets such as Madrid’s Calle Echegaray, meanwhile, were the working places of women known as pajilleras, literally masturbators. The came equipped with a handkerchief and a vigorous wrist action. Some, according to Rafael Torres, would, for a little extra, sing a jota, a traditional folk-dancing song, while they performed their task.

Giles Tremlett, “Clubs and Curas” en Ghosts of Spain.