...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?

I have never heard or seen anything, but an ExBf of mine had an horrific story that he told. His DM had an affair and moved the OM in and his dad came home to find he was no longer living there shock. He would hear DM and OM at it all the time, day and night as their bedroom was the converted lounge. One morning aged 12 he went into their room and as he left he stepped on a used condom that had been flung on the floor. Not enough brain bleach or actual bleach in the world for that one.

LemonBreeland Mon 29-Jul-13 15:01:14

I have not done that sparkling grin . It is an interesting idea!

mignonette Mon 29-Jul-13 15:01:56

You all wait until you hear your children....grin.. Now that's a rite of passage. DH and I sitting smiling awkwardly whilst grown up DD larged it downstairs in the converted cellar one night with BF...

I saw my grandparents <boaks a bit>

I reckon I must have been about 8 and had slept over. When I woke in the morning I went into their bedroom same as I would have if I'd been at home with my parents. What I saw was an image I've never been able to erase grin

Worst part was they saw me and I got shouted at for going in. I never told my parents and whenever I had to sleep over there again I always felt uncomfortable and never entered their bedroom without knocking again.

Never seen or heard my parents thankfully. Mum once told me she'd heard me and had to start up a loud conversation with my Dad so that he didn't hear blush

filee777 Mon 29-Jul-13 15:02:39

My parents used to have sex
Regularly with absolutely no consideration for the fact there were other people in the house, let alone their own children.

They used to wake me up 3 or 4 times a week and I would rarely get back to sleep until the early hours.

TheCatIsUpTheDuff Mon 29-Jul-13 15:03:13

XP, as a little boy, woke up from a nightmare and went into his parents' room to find his dad in women's underwear. The image is now burnt onto my brain too!

Pascha Mon 29-Jul-13 15:05:45

I'm pretty sure my parents haven't had sex since November 1979. Certainly in my living memory there hasn't been so much as a peck on the cheek and holding hands was strictly for errant toddlers.

cocolepew Mon 29-Jul-13 15:09:43

Oh good no, I'd die shock when I was 15/16 if I ever heard my parents bed squeakingI used to put my fingers in my ears. They were probably only turning over but you can't be too careful.

I was visiting my ex SIL once and was looking through photos and saw a photo of my brother naked, close up on the cock obviously. I tried hiding it from my mum but she insisted on looking. I had to leave the room blush.

Another time was I was about 11 I opened the toilet door and my dad was in there. He didn't even notice me but I could have seen my dads willy.

thebody Mon 29-Jul-13 15:10:04

me and dsis were hatched I think.

MrsHoarder Mon 29-Jul-13 15:10:49

I've heard them several times, glimpsed through their open bedroom door once and worst of all was the time the three of us shared a hotel room and I woke up due to them making too much noise in the adjacent bed. I was 16 so definitely knew what they were up to.

Beeyump Mon 29-Jul-13 15:12:04

If I ever see my dad's willy I will die

Sparklingbrook Mon 29-Jul-13 15:13:34

I also have no idea whether DF or DM slept with anyone else prior to each other.....

mignonette Mon 29-Jul-13 15:14:00

I'm surprised my siblings and I haven't developed into raging sexual perverts actually. Father used to come into our room stark naked and spank us if we were naughty or talked/played when we should have been sleeping. He'd get out of bed and slipper us, willy waving merrily with the exertion!

Sparklingbrook Mon 29-Jul-13 15:14:43

mignonette, I don't know what to say to that. Double punishment.

Wellwobbly Mon 29-Jul-13 15:14:45

Ho ho ho ho!

It was called by Freud 'the Primal Scene' and is classed as a trauma!!!!

This was a regular occurance in our house:

<small child wanders in> - 'what are you doing, Daddy?'

'I'm just giving Mummy a cuddle'.

[Do you think we got away with it?]

mignonette Mon 29-Jul-13 15:14:47

My parents definitely slept with other people during their marriage!

miffybun73 Mon 29-Jul-13 15:15:33

I never heard or saw a thing thank goodness.

mignonette Mon 29-Jul-13 15:15:58

We do laugh about it now Sparkling but none of us ever laid a finger on our own children in anger....

Sparklingbrook Mon 29-Jul-13 15:16:37

I can imagine mignonette. sad

valiumredhead Mon 29-Jul-13 15:19:01

Just realised we must be quite an 'open' family if there are posters worried about seeing their dad's willies!

Sparklingbrook Mon 29-Jul-13 15:20:04

There was naked wandering about and in and out the bathroom when Mum and Dad were in the bath.

Dumpylump Mon 29-Jul-13 15:21:21

I have never seen (thank feck), but have heard.....just as pp have described - bed squeaking rhythmically, gradually speeding up, then stopping. Wait few minutes, sound of en-suite loo flushing. I thought it was quite funny but have never mentioned it to either of them.
It was a very very long time ago grin

mignonette Mon 29-Jul-13 15:22:29

I'm pretty private around my children re my body and obviously my DH being a step parent needed to adopt boundaries maybe differing from that of their Father. Once they got to around five, I shut the bathroom door and didn't encourage them to watch me dress etc.

I'm open about what we talk about but just naturally private about other stuff.

Beeyump Mon 29-Jul-13 15:24:48

I'm the sort of person who can do a full body cringe at the mention of sex, and during 'phone sex' with my boyfriend I have to routinely break off to scream with hopefully silent laughter into my pillow. THANKS MUM AND DAD YOU FRIGID WEIRDOS grin

Neitheronethingortheother Mon 29-Jul-13 15:25:11

lol some of these are so funny.

Much to my embarrassment sd caught me and dh shagging in the kitchen when she was about 12. It took a while for us to realise but everytime her dad asked her to do something she would tell him to "shag off" and make thrusting movements with her hips and start laughing. She is 19 now and still slags us.

Dh finally put a lock on our bedroom door yesterday as there have been to many close calls with the younger ones.

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