Perhaps one of the signs that a fresh live-in relationship is off to a good start is when a couple begins sharing the bathroom not only for intimate moments.
When both partners are willing to be more open with their bathroom habits, it means letting each other discover the real person behind the allure that drew them together. Partners who carry on with the usual show of affection and morning conversations, without feeling differently despite the absence of makeup, or the tousled hair, unshaven face and still greasy skin, could denote willingness to accept each other’s totality.
Still, bathroom sharing as a couple is something that a partner might not readily agree to; or do so spontaneously without having to have a serious discussion over the matter. Some individuals consider the bathroom as their comfort zone, and may take time before he or she lets someone else share it. The important thing about bathroom sharing is not to impose it in a relationship, but to let it come naturally when occurring as part of a living-in arrangement.
Relationship experts say that most couples who decided to live together have already reached a mature stage in their relationship; in which both of them are already comfortable in seeing each other in their unguarded moments. Nonetheless, there should still be boundaries to observe when it comes to bathroom sharing, in order to make a tiled-space work out as an excellent place for bonding.
Some Dos and Don’ts for Couples to Observe Even if They Bathroom-Share
If a partner is already inside the bathroom, always make it a point to knock first and ask if it’s okay to come in. After all, there are some bathroom activities that a person can do, only if they feel relaxed.
1. Don’t make bathroom sharing a daily routine that is critical to a relationship. No matter how connected a couple has become, there will be situations in which one needs to use the bathroom alone or ahead of the other, for one reason or another.
2. Don’t nag your partner over some issue while inside the bathroom. Nagging, on its own, is not a good way to carry on a relationship; more so if one does it while a partner is brushing his or her teeth, blowing or styling her hair, or while shaving.
In time, the nagged individual could start developing a phobia for bathroom-sharing; lest he or she, finds himself or herself trapped in another unwelcome topic of discussion.
3. In all probability, sharing the bathroom began when you started taking a shower together. Now that you are sharing it as a couple who has gone beyond the discovery period, make showering together a time that you and your partner will look forward to having.
4. Shampooing each other’s hair and/or scrubbing each other’s back, adds extra intimacy to the occasion. The massaging motions will prove to be relaxing and even titillating.
5. Listening to music to perk each other up, or to set the space up for an intimate interlude, are some good ways to make showering together enjoyable.
You can even amplify your impromptu bathroom sound system by adding a shower speaker. Just make sure that when buying one online, read reviews and choose shower speakers compared not only according to prices but according to features as well.
6. Make sure the bathroom and everything in it is always clean and smelling good.
Just an advice to women: if you can’t get your man to take part in cleaning the bathroom, don’t force the issue. Like it or not, cleaning the bathroom is a house chore that has traditionally been assigned to women. If you can’t get your partner to do it, threatening to remove his bathroom-sharing right, might not work out well for the relationship.