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Where Do You Stand? Going to the Bathroom in Front of Your Significant Other

While I'm all for being completely yourself with your significant other, I also think some things should be off-limits in front of each other, and going to the bathroom is at the top of my list. Yes, it's natural and we all do it, but in order to keep the romance alive, I strongly believe in a closed bathroom door policy! Some couples I know, however, think it's no big deal, so tell me where you stand on going to the bathroom in front of your significant other.


karlorene karlorene 8 years
maybe i'm a little over the top but i always close the door and turn on the water. no matter what. and the fan too. he makes fun of me a lot but oh well. of course for him its different- he grew up in a house of all guys (except for his mom!) and so i think not closing the door when peeing is pretty commonplace at their house.
beautifulmel beautifulmel 8 years
My husband and I keep the bathroom door open, and we don't mind using the toilet in front of each other. We don't REQUIRE the door to be open though, and we respect one another's space when they do close the bathroom door. I don't see anything wrong either way-- if you need the door shut, that's fine, if you leave it open, that's ok too.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
NO WAY. He doesn't care. He used to leave the toilet door open and I'd go into the kitchen and he'd be sitting there having a poop. REAL NICE. I refuse to even let him talk to me if I'm on the toilet from the other side of the door! He'll come in and use the toilet if I'm in the shower when he gets home from work. Ewwwww. I always stay facing the other side shouting IS NOTHING SACRED ANYMORE.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
I'm with Indigo. My bf and I have had serious discussions about life and the mysteries of the universe while one of us was on the crapper. It usually starts off with one of us in the bathroom and the other in the room. The convo continues in separate rooms until (usually me) someone yells about not being able to hear the other. It ends with the other person screaming, "Well, it's not like you haven't smelled it before."
geniusontap geniusontap 8 years
peeing is no problem if he's in the shower and i've just gotta go. other than that, the door stays shut!
LeChatonNoir LeChatonNoir 8 years
"about making bodily functions private"
LeChatonNoir LeChatonNoir 8 years
what is this whole idea about not making bodily functions private in order to keep the romance and mystery alive? it's delusional. if the stability of your relationship' future depends on your significant other giving you privacy in the bathroom, i'd say there's a minor issue. we're human beings. our parents changed our diapers and that didn't change their love for us. same goes with your significant other. true intimacy will not falter in the bathroom. that being said, i'm not saying that it's wrong to have privacy in the bathroom...i'm just saying that for it to be a rule for the sake of the relationship brings up the question of whether your relationship is truly intimate.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
God no!!
Indigo4320 Indigo4320 8 years
Haha, wow. My boyfriend and I have an open-door policy...seriously our time spent in there would scar a small child for life. Typical convo between us: T: Get out, I've gotta poop K: I'm brushing my teeth just go with me in here T: Fine K: It kinda smells like cheerio's T: Sorry, can't control the smell K: No it's okay, it's just making me hungry. So...maybe we should start closing the door??? haha
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
We'll MAYBE go number 1 in front of each other. (If we have to!) But anything else is just too much!
cmcgra20 cmcgra20 8 years
Hah, we broke through that comfort zone last night! My newly live-in boyfriend was in the shower and I asked when he would be finished so I could use the bathroom. He started laughing and called me a prude because I didn't want to pee in front of him ... needless to say my bladder won out and it really wasn't as big deal as I had made it up to be :)
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
I'm with party. I'll never let my boyfriend see me do my business and I'll never watch him do his. Even if someones behind a shower curtain it's still a bit gross.
cherryblossom cherryblossom 8 years
peeing is ok, but no dropping the kids off at the pool in front of them, i dont know how you could, id be too nervous lol
lindssaurussss lindssaurussss 8 years
no. my pee time is my private time. i dont want to be TOO comfortable with someone where i pee in front of them. and i dont want to see them
PoliLiz PoliLiz 8 years
He doesn't seem to mind it but I do. I can't stand to see him use the bathroom, he is a really gassy person. When I am there, he will stand and open the door on me. The farthest it has ever been was when he walked in on me and kissed my forehead. Weird. He told me that it doesn't matter what I do, he will still kiss me.
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 8 years
Look, i can barely stand the smell of my own cat's urine and excrement. It's just not going to happen.
MeggyPoodles MeggyPoodles 8 years
My BF has no filter when it comes to bodily functions. He keeps the door open no matter what he is up to in the bathroom. I, on the other hand, am much more modest about things, so I always shut the door. One time, he accidentally walked in on me while I was peeing, and I FLEW off the toilet. I'm talking, airborne. He told me he'd never seen anyone jump so high and so quickly, lol.
untitled1 untitled1 8 years
I don't judge other people who do it, I just wouldn't be comfortable with it. le romantique they had/have bathrooms with no stall doors here too, when I was younger we were driving cross country and I went to use the bathroom and there was no door.
cordata cordata 8 years
only if one of us were gravely ill or non a nonfunctioning limb Otherwise, I always lock the bathroom door and i don't barge in when he's in there
mo-p mo-p 8 years
personal preference- I'd rather not be in the room for either. I'm okay with hearing my guy pee, but I DO NOT want to see him do it, let alone go #2! unfortunately, he still pees with me in the shower all the freakin time.
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 8 years
lickety split -- I'm with you!! I once looked at an open house where the master bath had no CEILING on it - it was essentially just a walled off section of the bedroom but all sounds etc. could certainly be heard. Gorgeous house but there was no way I could live there.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 8 years
peeing yes pooping no When my husband & I first started dating, I lived 3 houses from the beach in a small studio with the bathroom door RIGHT next to the bed. Apparently the first few times he stayed over if he had to poop in the middle of the night he actually WALKED DOWN TO THE BEACH and did it there b/c he was shy about sounds/smells that early in the relationship. While I am on one hand disgusted by the environmental implications of that (hey, I SWIM there!!) I thought this was absolutely hilarious esp. b/c I had NO idea. Sometimes now that we've been together for 6 years I wouldn't mind if he walked a few blocks away but no such luck....
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