"Do Not Disturb" sign with family

Chilipepper Chilipepper
I live with my parents while I'm finishing up school and getting employed, which means I live in the den which is just off the kitchen and it has a wood-slat door. It's a miracle I get any privacy at all.

My mother knows I'm "involved" with my boyfriend, but has invited him to spend the Christmas holidays with us (his folks live out of state), which includes spending the night. She has no problem with us doing anything in my room, provided the door is closed. Now, ready for this?

"I'd like some sort of indication that you'd like some Privacy so I don't interrupt anything by being in the kitchen, and could it be subtle enough not to embarrass your father and brother?"



Anywho! I'm guessing she doesn't want me to hang the riding crop up on the door. I'll probably think of something subtle enough, so all I'm asking is did you have to do anything like this and/or what suggestions do you have? They can be serious or funny, I want you guys to have fun with this.

(Apparently, my saying "We very likely will turn the music on." didn't seem to register. And you all wondered how I came about my neuroses. )
12/13/2012
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deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by Chilipepper
I live with my parents while I'm finishing up school and getting employed, which means I live in the den which is just off the kitchen and it has a wood-slat door. It's a miracle I get any privacy at all.

My mother knows I'm ... More
Stick a sticker maybe?
12/13/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Go for the classless classic of a sock on the door? Alternatively, you could leave something in the other room that she'd notice was out of place, or really blast the music. Best of luck, it'll be over soon.
12/13/2012
Ansley Ansley
Honestly, I'd just put it off. I mean if there's no chance of privacy at all then just to respectful of everyone, I'd wait. That's just me though.
12/14/2012
kkizzee05 kkizzee05
Quote:
Originally posted by Chilipepper
I live with my parents while I'm finishing up school and getting employed, which means I live in the den which is just off the kitchen and it has a wood-slat door. It's a miracle I get any privacy at all.

My mother knows I'm ... More
Well, living in dorms, we all have our own ways of telling our roommates to keep out. While some are pretty funny others are subtle enough that most people would just assume they wanted privacy. With my roommate we keep our own do not disturb signs up almost constantly, but facing with one color on the out, like green (green means go ahead and come in), or red... lol other people just see us having do not disturb signs, which just about everyone has here, and it's not bad at all. However, in my boyfriend's room he generally leaves a sock or unused condom on the door because his roommate does not knock and will not take a hint. A funny sign I saw the other day while walking down the boy's hall was a "Not jerking" or "jerking" sign. That's pretty gross but I guess it works lol. I have to do the same thing when I stay at my boyfriend's home.
12/14/2012
SaiDiscordia SaiDiscordia
Quote:
Originally posted by Chilipepper
I live with my parents while I'm finishing up school and getting employed, which means I live in the den which is just off the kitchen and it has a wood-slat door. It's a miracle I get any privacy at all.

My mother knows I'm ... More
WOW! Awkward. I guess you could be really bold and make a sign that says "Sex in progress." Or how about caution tape? I have no clue how to approach that.
12/14/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I never even heard of the sock on the knob. And the rest are great - especially the caution tape and kkizzee's dorm experience. ^_^

As a joke, I said "I may as well hang up my riding crop." and she replied "That's a good idea!" (She thinks my riding crop is for cosplay and convention purposes.) I'm afraid it may embarrass my father.

Perhaps my prop skull out on the counter next to the door ...
12/14/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
Quote:
Originally posted by Chilipepper
I never even heard of the sock on the knob. And the rest are great - especially the caution tape and kkizzee's dorm experience. ^_^

As a joke, I said "I may as well hang up my riding crop." and she replied "That's a good ... More
You could do something like a scrunchie on the door handle? It's subtle, but she would notice it! I also think that leaving something out of place in the other room would be a good idea... As long as no one knocks it off of needs to use it!
12/14/2012
jr2012 jr2012
Yikes! The idea of my parents knowing when I'm at it totally freaks me out

I would say, maybe just leave your door open more often (during non sexy times obviously!), so they know when it is time to give you privacy when you actually have it closed.
12/15/2012
woodsdragon woodsdragon
When my now husband and I were dating/engaged he still lived at home b/c he was still in school as well and b/c I was a laid-off teacher I had moved back home as well but had a bit more privacy at my place. However, we liked to spend time with his family but I was always so worried about them hearing us or walking in on us. While I am not ashamed of my sexual experiences it is more of an awkward/uncomfortablen ess. We would close his door and have music on. However, after a few incidents (ex. then knocking during the middle of it, saying they heard us, or just having to see them afterwards I finally told him that it is my place or not at all. Now we are married and live together I would say from experiences, it may be best to avoid it while you are at her place or wait until family members are gone. If you really want to though...maybe a bandana on the door just to indicate that you would like privacy
12/15/2012
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