What Things Won’t You Do In Front of Your Guy?

By Rosemary Brennan, Glamour magazine

One of my friends says her favorite thing about being in a long-term relationship is that she feels really comfortable around her husband. Really comfortable. She and her husband burp around each other. No big whoop, I don’t have any issue with belching. But they also let loose with other, ahem, bodily functions.

Yup, they fart in front of each other. Not on purpose, but if they feel a bit of stirring, they’re certainly not going to go in the other room. TMI alert, but I agree with her on this. When you spend so much time with another person, especially if you live together, these things are bound to happen. Running into the next room gets old.

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However, their bathroom habits are something I just can’t get on board with. At least not yet; they’ve been together way longer than Chris and I. They use the restroom (yes, numbers one and two!) in front of each other, which I don’t think is entirely gross, it’s just not for me. I do some of my best thinking in the restroom so I appreciate privacy! Although, there have been a few times when I’ve had to pee really, really bad while Chris was in the shower. I’d either shout at him to hurry the heck up, or, if the situation were really dire, I’d just barge in and take care of business.

What things won’t you do in front of a guy? Use the restroom? Break wind? Clip your toenails? Pop zits? Should couples be so comfortable with each other that nothing is off limits? Or should some stuff be left to the imagination? Does it bother you when your guy does stuff in front of you that you wouldn’t do in front of him? Do you think couple’s ideas about privacy change after you say I do?

P.S. Here’s one random thing Chris doesn’t do in front of me—or anyone. He goes in the other room when he’s takes medicine. He says it’s because he’s such a goofy guy, he’s worried he’ll make eye contact with whoever is in the room and have trouble swallowing the pills. Yikes!

P.P.S. One of my relatives won’t go poop if anyone is home. She waits until her husband and kids are gone! Nevermind that their house is huge an no one would be the wiser if she spent a little extra time in the restroom.

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