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To be sick of listening to this..

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Thatsafunnyface Wed 05-Aug-15 09:03:40

Me and DH live in a teeny tiny house. Every night I'm subjected to a myriad of sounds and smells as he sits on the loo for 30 minutes. I know everyone poos but it's just so off putting. We have a young baby so I can't blare the TV to drown it out. I want to tell him to wait until he actually needs to go then spend 4 minutes in the toilet minus the huffing and puffing and explosions and squirty noises. Ugh.. AIBU to say something?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 05-Aug-15 09:06:56

What's it putting you off, watching the telly?

Thatsafunnyface Wed 05-Aug-15 09:07:45

Not gonna sugar coat - it's putting me off any sort of romantic interactions!

TheChocolateDidIt Wed 05-Aug-15 09:08:08

Get an outside loo.

Thatsafunnyface Wed 05-Aug-15 09:08:59

Maybe a bucket in the garden. Good idea

StillStayingClassySanDiego Wed 05-Aug-15 09:09:28

Does he shower before getting into bed?

Tell him it's unhealthy to sit pooing for 30 minutes.

JeanSeberg Wed 05-Aug-15 09:09:54

Does he have a medical condition?

whatyouseeiswhatyouget Wed 05-Aug-15 09:10:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Reginafalangie Wed 05-Aug-15 09:10:51

Wear earphones and listen to some music/audio book while he is in there.

Is this a new development, as in has it only just started to bother you or has he only just started to do it?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 05-Aug-15 09:10:58

Then I think you need to tell him. Sounds odd to me though, I fancy sex with my Dh whatever he does. Maybe I'm not the best person to be commenting.

honeysucklejasmine Wed 05-Aug-15 09:11:07


LokiBear Wed 05-Aug-15 09:12:20

My DH is the same. However, he insists he can't poop unless he reads.

Thatsafunnyface Wed 05-Aug-15 09:12:33

He doesn't have a medical condition (as far as I know and we've been together years). I think from previous MN threads men are known for spending forever in the toilet but it's the gross sound effects. And no, doesn't shower before bed unless it's a particularly hot day.

SuperFlyHigh Wed 05-Aug-15 09:13:34

30 minutes is a long time... does he have a medical condition or does his diet need changing?

I used to have a boss - well he didn't spend ages but more than most of us 10-15 minutes and the stench afterwards was awful, I swear it was what he ate.

Thatsafunnyface Wed 05-Aug-15 09:14:20

We've only recently moved into this very small house so the issue might not be new but it's only come to my attention since the move. I can wear headphones but I'm already scarred!

Thatsafunnyface Wed 05-Aug-15 09:16:07

Sorry for drip feeding - he comes from a family of out loud farters. Even his mum just let's rip whenever and wherever so maybe it's just a lack of modesty around what is technically a totally natural thing but still yuck to listen to.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 05-Aug-15 09:19:36

Eugh, now you're not being unreasonable, yuk to listen to his mum farting and dispelling noise and smell wherever she fancies. Yuk yuk.

JeanSeberg Wed 05-Aug-15 09:23:53

Not to mention the pooh crumbs in bed!

Reginafalangie Wed 05-Aug-15 09:28:28

Poo crumbs?? Why doesn't he wipe? Is this a MN thing do people shower immediately after having a poo confused

GatoradeMeBitch Wed 05-Aug-15 09:30:13

ThickandThin - you really fancy your DH while he's shitting?! True love grin

Thatsafunnyface Wed 05-Aug-15 09:32:05

I'm sure he wipes! And can no clarify what "pooh crumbs" are - I have enough to deal with! wink

ReggaeShark Wed 05-Aug-15 09:34:57

Spat tea at "pooh crumbs". Yuck!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 05-Aug-15 09:35:32

Yeah, I don't mind it actually. I don't like bathroom habits of other people, hearing pooing and farting and peeing even, but Dh and the kids (and the dogs!), no I don't mind it.

Reginafalangie Wed 05-Aug-15 09:43:05

I still fancy my DP regardless of his bathroom habits! I tend not to think about it. I have heard him doing a poo/farting while on the loo but I don't give it a second though. He is in the appropriate place so what could I complain about.

I nodded off on the sofa on Sunday afternoon, farted in my sleep-woke myself up and he just laughed said I looked shocked gave me a kiss and carried on reading the paper. As long as he isn't doing a dump in the middle of the kitchen floor what people do in the bathroom is personal.

ReggaeShark Wed 05-Aug-15 09:44:14

Slip some laxatives in his Frosties, then he'll have to go at work. And it won't take half an hour.

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