First time flatsharing... with straight people...

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    May 06, 2016 8:03 AM GMT
    Hey,

    Right, so, maybe I'm overthinking it all too much and being stupid...

    I recently moved to London and am now in a flatshare with a straight couple (they seem really nice), but this is all very new and strange to me. I've always lived alone my whole life, so this is quite an adjustment and it leaves me a bit confused as to how you would manage to do certain things...

    No, not talking about hooking up... (although, feel free to comment on that icon_lol.gif:twistedicon_smile.gif...

    I'm thinking more general, like -

    - shaving your knob without they whole house wondering why you've got clippers going and yet your facial hair still looks the same when you're done

    - douching.... icon_eek.gificon_confused.gif

    - guess using a vibrator again will be forever out of the question...


    Any other flatsharers out there who could shed some light on this?

    Also, like I said, this is my first time sharing a flat with people, so even just general advice/tips would be appreciated icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 06, 2016 12:47 PM GMT
    Well, you are living with a couple, they are going to be intimate in their relationship. And may or may not get loud on their own.

    So, be discreet, but I wouldn't stop being yourself in your own bedroom. icon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gif

    Back in my 20's I rented a 2 bedroom apartment with a bestfriend of mine. She had boyfriends/boytoys off and on during that. I had a girlfriend for parts of that too.
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    May 06, 2016 2:10 PM GMT
    I had lived with straight people in on-campus university housing, off-campus group houses , fraternity houses, etc. My experience tells me that people don't really pay attention to what you do as long as you don't bother them. Bottom line: treat your mates with respect (and that means cleaning after yourself, avoiding disturbances or disruptions, and otherwise following all mutually agreed-upon flat rules).
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    May 06, 2016 2:46 PM GMT
    DOMINUS saidI had lived with straight people in on-campus university housing, off-campus group houses , fraternity houses, etc. My experience tells me that people don't really pay attention to what you do as long as you don't bother them. Bottom line: treat your mates with respect (and that means cleaning after yourself, avoiding disturbances or disruptions, and otherwise following all mutually agreed-upon flat rules).


    Well... yeah... basically just... Don't be a dick... icon_lol.gif

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    May 06, 2016 2:55 PM GMT
    Shaving - just shave and clean up afterwards. You don't really have to worry what they think.

    Douching - same idea. As long you clean up after yourself and don't leave your douche around on the bathroom counter(assuming you are sharing a bathroom), it is your business.

    As adults, sex is part of life and it should be expected (whether it is you or them). Just keep it in your private space and don't go crazy loud..

    With all the other stuff, it is really just mutual respect. They are gonna be things that you will have to compromise when sharing a space.