...to be delighted that I have never witnessed my parents shagging?

(213 Posts)
Beeyump Mon 29-Jul-13 14:14:27

During one of those meandering conversations with a friend the other day, the topic of parents' public displays of affection came up. She was shocked when I said that all I could remember between them was the odd hand hold and peck on the cheek, and seemed to view witnessing her own mum and dad having sex, through a slightly opened door when she was around 11, as some kind of rite of passage. Like, I was bound to be a bit screwed up about sex because this hadn't happened to sheltered me confused Oh, the very idea of it though! And surely it's not THAT common to have seen parents DTD?

Beeyump Mon 29-Jul-13 14:15:27

Don't know why on earth I said 'shagging' by the way, I never would usually.

TallyGrenshall Mon 29-Jul-13 14:16:49

I saw it once <shudder>

Beeyump Mon 29-Jul-13 14:19:10

Poor you!

Absy Mon 29-Jul-13 14:19:20

I heard it once.

There are things you can't un-hear

<cries>

Sparklingbrook Mon 29-Jul-13 14:26:55

I have never seen or heard a thing. smile

DidoTheDodo Mon 29-Jul-13 14:28:19

ARGH! I never heard, saw or imagined a thing.

Phew.

SummerHoliDidi Mon 29-Jul-13 14:28:54

I never saw or heard a thing in my own house. I did hear my friend's parents shagging when at a sleepover once, when I was a teenager. I definitely wanted to un-hear that, but couldn't.

thebody Mon 29-Jul-13 14:29:09

ewwww, since my older ones are back from uni we have to be very very quiet!!!!

Beeyump Mon 29-Jul-13 14:29:12

Thank you Sparkling! I was beginning to feel as though my siblings and I had been immaculately conceived.

mrsjay Mon 29-Jul-13 14:30:11

I used to hear it A LOT ,<shudder> tbh that is why im so uptight about the dds hearing things blush

DelayedActionMouseMaker Mon 29-Jul-13 14:30:28

I've heard it and once got up in the night for some water and stumbled on an oral scene I would like to brain bleach from my memory...luckily they were too engrossed to notice, because having to acknowledge it would have been mortifying to my 13year old self! but I think there was more risk as my parents separated and had other partners. (And therefore tended to be shagging like rabbits more than ordinary long-married couples)
For the record I have no hang ups about sex.

Amrapaali Mon 29-Jul-13 14:30:37

Oral sex. In the kitchen.

Is all I am saying...

mrsjay Mon 29-Jul-13 14:31:17

I remember meeting my mother in town to go to the dentist i was 14 and she had a love bite shock I mean seriously jeezus a lovebite

Amrapaali Mon 29-Jul-13 14:31:22

Ooh snap, MouseMaker

makingdoo Mon 29-Jul-13 14:31:36

I heard it on a regular basis - I was always a very light sleeper. I think it actually had a negative impact on my relationship with my mother.

>shudders at memory <

DaddyPigsMistress Mon 29-Jul-13 14:31:37

My parents has sex twice. Once to make my sister and again to nake me. There was no need for sex after that.

Beeyump Mon 29-Jul-13 14:32:26

Oral sex in the kitchen. My goodness.

Sparklingbrook Mon 29-Jul-13 14:32:59

Amra. Noooooooooooooooo!!!!!!! blush shock

thebody Mon 29-Jul-13 14:33:49

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Sparklingbrook Mon 29-Jul-13 14:33:53

Come to think of it I have never heard or seen anyone having sex. <sheltered life>

thebody Mon 29-Jul-13 14:34:25

bugger... ^^😄😄

Bogeyface Mon 29-Jul-13 14:34:49

When I was about 18 I went out of the evening and when I got back I stuck my head around their bedroom door to say I was back.

This was standard, Dsis and I both did it as mum would fall asleep stay awake reading in bed until we got back. Except that this particular time I opened the door and saw 2 face, lit up from the light of the hall, one above the other.

The worst thing? I said "Oh my God I am SOOOO sorry!" so they knew that I knew exactly what they were up to grin

I thought it was quite nice tbh, obviously not to see it but to know that after many years together they still enjoyed a physical relationship smile

MoominsYonisAreScary Mon 29-Jul-13 14:36:50

I heard them once, it doesn't seem to have done any permanent damage. My dad slept naked though and I did go into the bedroom a couple of times after having nightmares and saw more than I wanted too

LemonBreeland Mon 29-Jul-13 14:37:12

Surely if you did see it, you are more likely to he put off sex.

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