How To Handle Bathroom Privacy In Relationships
When you and your partner first move in together there are many things that have to be discussed and negotiated. How to handle the finances is a biggie, and how your place is going to be set up, and who cleans what and when are just some of the topics. One of the biggest topics on many women’s mind is about handling bathroom privacy. Let’s face it, we all use the bathroom, and we should feel natural about it, but do we really have to share peeing with our significant other?
The answer to the questions isn’t easy and everyone is going to have varying opinions on just where to draw the bathroom privacy line. There is no right or wrong answer, but you draw that line where you feel the most comfortable, and don’t be afraid to let him know the boundaries you have set. People are brought up differently when it comes to privacy in the bathroom. In one home, bathroom time may be treated as sacred, with no one daring to invade another’s bathroom space. In another family, the bathroom might as well have a revolving door, for all the people passing in and out. How you were raised may affect how you feel about sharing this part of your life.
For some women, peeing in front of their partner is no big deal, but that’s where they draw the line. Having the time to sit and move your bowels is something almost everyone likes privacy for, and taking the time to do it is also important for health reasons. If you are tense and nervous having someone else in the room, you aren’t going to be able to do what is needed, and that could lead to digestive issues.
When it comes to grooming, that is another bathroom habit many women are reluctant to share, at least some aspects of grooming. While you may feel comfortable putting your eye makeup on in front of your guy, shaving, waxing and plucking may be something you want to keep private. Have a little mystery. Does he need to know about those miserable little black hairs that need to be plucked? Some women would prefer their partner not see them grooming their hair down there or even their eyebrows. They like their men to think they appear perfectly groomed by magic.
Decide on just how much privacy you would like to have in the bathroom and have a frank discussion about it with your partner. Explain to them that your boundaries, if you have some, have no bearing on them as a person, this is just what you are used to and what feels comfortable for you. This is also the time for him to express his own boundaries as well, because not every man likes to let it all hang out either. He may even be relieved that he can expect the same degree of privacy too.
Some may argue that the amount of privacy in the bathroom you want is tied to how comfortable you feel with your partner but that is just nonsense. This is a personal issue and you are entitled to feel at ease doing what comes naturally in your own bathroom.