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Do You Have #2 Phobia?

Everybody poops, right? It may be a fact of life and the one common trait everyone shares, but I have to say I don't like hearing or talking about it one bit.

I have a friend who works in a preschool so she has no modesty when it comes to the bathroom. We'll be sitting on the couch watching a movie and she'll get up and say, "Nature's calling!" And I absolutely HATE when she says anything alluding to her bathroom activities. I just don't know why she feels the need to share!

I, on the other hand, am very private when it comes to going #2. Who needs to know, right? I feel much more comfortable using the bathroom in my apartment when nobody's around but me. So what about you? Are you afraid or nervous about going #2 in front of others? Does it matter who the people are, or where the bathroom is? Will you use the bathroom in front of strangers but not in front of your boyfriend? Or do you think it's no big deal at all?


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aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Dear God...
ummmidkman ummmidkman 9 years
wow why do girls care about this? and especially when they say "girls dont poop" that is so childish. no one should have to feel weird about taking a poop especially around your significant other. next time youre with your sweety and you have to go, get up and tell him "brb.. have to poop" and fart in front of him and not care. k? good.
nessabum nessabum 9 years
If I really gotta go, I really gotta go. I just won't go poo or poo all of it if there are girlfriends with me in the bathroom and there aren't that many people in the bathroom or it's a small bathroom. I will however, just go if the bathroom's really big. I don't mind if my boyfriend's around. And at home is always best. Sometimes I just sit there for longer than I need to and I've fallen asleep before! I never sit on the toilet seats if I go in a public bathroom. Waaaaay too gross.
murdock99tx murdock99tx 9 years
I need privacy for both (at least a stall). However. My cat, Betty? Oh... my.... GOD. She eats only canned food, no dry. So... when she goes, you knows! *BARF!* *lol* Also, I'm sorry: poop stuff just makes me laugh. It just does.
cari047 cari047 9 years
If smell is one of the problem's may i recommend this product that is a powerful deodorizer. Works great.
notoriuskitty notoriuskitty 9 years
I have horrible IBS so I definitely have a phobia! It's terrible! My boyfriend as well as my friends are very open with it and talk about it sometimes. I just HATE having to go at work and I'm always scared I'll have to go in public or while driving. The IBS definitely plays a part. And the people who 'know' we are in there, trust me, sometimes they are just embarassed even if you do know what we're doing there. I know I hate public bathrooms for that reason.
NJlove20 NJlove20 9 years
i have IBS too, this is something I've dealt with my whole life. I also cannot "hold it". I can probably hold it for 20 minutes max. It just hurts too much. So I will go at work, but I do try to go while others flush so you cant hear it and I never use any other public restrooms. I always wait til I get home. Now I live with my boyfriend, and he and i have been dating for 2 years so we are very comfortable together. I have no problem telling him when my tummy "hurts", he knows that my stomache is upset and he always tries his best to take care of me.
starrynight starrynight 9 years
i have irritabe bowel syndrome. so my bowels are either loose or hard. and sometimes it is 2 or 4 days my bowels will not move.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
I don't necessarily like to do it at other people's houses but I'll do it if I need to. I remember seeing that episode of Sex and the City where Carrie finally went #2 at Big's apartment and they had been dating fooorever, I just don't get it.
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 9 years
I always #2 with my live-in boyfriend. If I need concentration I'll simply sit there until he walks out. Most of the time I wait until the last possible moment to go so there is no wait time! And if I never went into the bathroom when my boyfriend was using the bathroom I would never be able to get ready in the morning. He's in there for hours!
nikecold nikecold 9 years
Oh come on women just poop if you need to! Also if you're worried about the sound; have you tried a couple sheets of toilet paper to minimize the splash. Sorry about the multiple posting!
nikecold nikecold 9 years
I'll do it sometimes and I don't mind announcing, or other people announcing it, but I just usually am not ok with doing it anywhere than my own bathroom.
nikecold nikecold 9 years
I can't say I like doing number two when other people are around. If a I go on a weekend I always hold it in, its like I psychologically prepare myself to not want to go 2. As soon as I go home I run to the bathroom. I don't mind other people doing it though. I have a lot of friends who will get up and be like "I need to take a crap" literally. And I'll say it too, I really don't mind poop jokes, but I'm never comfortable doing it anywhere other than my bathroom.
rosey_y rosey_y 9 years
This is such a funny topic - obviously everyone does it but so many people have a problem with it. Including me! Hell will freeze over before I 'release gas' in front of my boyfriend, if I can help it. Sometimes I wake up during the night in a mild panic when he's sleeping over because I think I may have accidently let one go! There are just some things that kill the romance completely, IMO. I don't want my boyfriend to associate me with a stinky fart! Or worse, laugh with his friends about what a ripper his girl let go! Ugh. :p As for number 2s, I much prefer to do them in the privacy of my own home. If my boyfriend is visiting, or I'm staying at his place and I have to go I'll usually try to do it before a shower. So I'll say I'm going to have a shower and clean my teeth etc while he's busy watching tv. I'll go into the bathroom, do my 'stuff' (placing lots of toilet paper into the bowl first to prevent a 'splash') and then turn the shower on while I flush and spray freshener to distract from the sound! I also open the window so that by the time I'm done showering there's no trace of smell left. The thing is, I wouldn't mind if my boyfriend let off some gas around me, as long as it wasn't directed at me or anything! (Double standard, I know.) But I think he doesn't do it because I don't. And I'm certainly not keen to bring it up in conversation! We've been dating for 8 months. I can't see my phobia changing though. Yes, I'm very, very silly. I'm the first to admit it. But girls just don't poop! Not as far as their boyfriend is concerned anyway. :p
higgydt4 higgydt4 9 years
I have no phobia whatsoever. I used to at the beginning when I first started dating my boyfriend, but now it's been almost two years. We always make fun of each other. If he was in the bathroom for a long time, I'll ask him "how long was your poop? Did you have a lot?" He does the same to me. And I don't mind answering! We talk about poop all the time, it makes us giggle.
Frida2 Frida2 9 years
I hate going to public restrooms because i dont know who sat there before me... i start thinking the worst... yuck!!!
Greggie Greggie 9 years
For the record, it's not always a voluntary "holding it." People can say "if you gotta go, you gotta go!" but for some of us, it's physically impossible to do that. It is something I discuss in detail with my doctors, especially now that I'm pregnant again. I'm assured that how I handle it isn't doing my body any harm.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
Oddly enough, I have no need for privacy at home. I don't care if my husband or kids talk to me, or if the door's open, or anything. The phobia is all about work and public places. As a matter of fact, right now I am very anxiously counting down the minutes to quitting time... I wish my husband had a phobia about farting around me, though. My nasal passages are SHOT.
mrspiven mrspiven 9 years
i don't want to #2 anywhere but my own bathroom. and i can't stand when people announce they're going! i realize its something we all doo (haha) but i don't want to hear about it. i used to have a friend that would always go "drop the kids off at the pool" and even typing it just now made me think of how much that angered me.
cari047 cari047 9 years
If you have to go you have to go. It's human nature, everybody does it. And I heard if you hold it in over the long run you will cause problems to your stomach. I used to hold it in, but i thought about it and i don't want to cause problems when i get older.
minaminamina minaminamina 9 years
Oh man, big open family - I don't drop a deuce when my man's about to come over or anything, but not because I'm sensitive about it - I just don't want to have to subject him to that smell!! I totally talk about my bowels in chill public situations - usually it gets everyone to share a hilarious story or two on their experiences. I don't mind taking a dump in a public bathroom, but I do prefer the privacy of a secluded bathroom, or of my own. So if I'm somewhere for a significant length of time - campus, or work - I make sure I use a hidden bathroom or something... like the 10th floor of the historical abstracts library or something. I just don't like feeling like I SHOULD feel embarassed because I'm taking my time evacuating my bowels!
beautiful1nes beautiful1nes 9 years
I hate using a public bathroom period sometimes they are just so dirty YUK and what bout all the people who have sat on that toilet. I use mine at home haha. I don't like going infront of people either I mean I can pee with the door wide open but not when I
jadorechaussures jadorechaussures 9 years
No #2 in public places unless it's an emergency (I have to be extremely sick and there are no other alternatives). Even in those unusual circumstances I still check multiple bathrooms in order to find one that's empty. If someone comes in while I'm there I wait for them to leave first because I would be mortified. I HATE being in the bathroom when someone is doing #2 and/or passing gas. so gross
aabbatelli aabbatelli 9 years
I have serious issues going #2 in public places. It took me over a year to go at my exes house. Weird? All I know is I had soooo many belly aches that year;)
gal321 gal321 9 years
hahah i had to comment after i read the comment abt holding it for a month and getting hospitalized! that is kinda sad. anyways, has anyone tried the flush and poop? its when you flush at the same time you poop so you cant hear the sound. it also eliminates smell cause its not exposed to the air too long. haha try it!
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