This week on the message boards, y’all are talking about how to get more privacy. One girl’s mom keeps walking in on her masturbating! How embarrassing!!
Let’s see what y’all had to say!
“So I have a problem with privacy. Occasionally I will go into my room, close my door and masturbate. My mom has an issue with allowing privacy. Whenever my door is closed, she will open it when I least expect it and it’s really embarrassing. I have asked her a million times to please knock, but no. She has walked in on me masturbating more than once and it’s just really embarrassing, and it needs to stop. Usually I do it at night after everyone else is asleep or when I’m home alone, but it happened this evening and my mom obviously doesn’t know that when I close my door, it’s because I need privacy.”
“My mum is the same. She has a really bad habit of knocking once then opening the door without waiting for me to reply. I’ve told / asked / begged her to please wait, but no she just barges in. I don’t know if she thinks it’s funny or what, but it drives me insane! And it’s embarrassing when you’re in the middle of it, and she gets an eyeful. I’m sure parents would love it if we barged into their room when the door is closed….NOT! Sorry, I can’t help you, but I thought I’d let you know you’re not the only one with ‘nosy rude mother’ syndrome.”
“Have you tried investing in a lock for your door? If not think about it.”
“I think you should just barge in on them when they are getting dressed or getting busy. I know it’s gross, but maybe they will get the idea why you would like some privacy.”
Yikes! I remember the first time I had the privacy talk with my parents. I wasn’t allowed to have my door closed unless I was sleeping because I couldn’t fall asleep if the door was open. If I had friends over, I especially wasn’t allowed to close the door.
As I got older, I felt the need for more privacy. I needed to feel like I had a space that was mine and that I could do what I wanted without worrying that someone would come in. Fortunately, my parents never walked in on me doing anything. But it always scared the bejesus out of me. After several terrifying walk-ins, I had a talk with my mom that I needed more privacy and at least needed them to let me respond to a knock before I opened the door.
The key is to have a conversation, not a fight, with your parents about privacy. You need to explain that you need privacy and feel uncomfortable when they just barge in. Explain that you understand that you’re living in their house, but you respect their privacy and wish to have the same respect in return. Having a mature conversation is the best way to go and will let them see that you deserve some space.
Do you have issues with privacy in your house? What do you do about it? Tell us in the comments!
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