It appears that the few “bathroom boundaries” couples may have are starting to fade away thanks to living in quarantine for so long.
A new survey finds the average American couple has six conversations every month while one of them is on the toilet. The OnePoll survey of 2,000 Americans, living with a partner since at least the start of COVID-19, also probed the other toilet taboos that partners have broken during this time.
While 64 percent of respondents reported that moving in with their partner broke down many of their “bathroom boundaries” prior to cohabitating, the extra time at home together during lockdown may have eliminated the last of them.
The study reveals that taking a bath in front of a partner (70%) leads the list of things respondents did for the first time during quarantine. When it comes to using the toilet, 30% admit peeing with the door open for the first time. Even one in four respondents admit to going #2 in front of their partner for the first time.
This increase in “bathroom intimacy” hasn’t necessarily quelled all disagreements related to sharing the lavatory however. On the issue of “toilet talk” for instance, 31 percent of Americans say that while they are comfortable talking on the toilet, their partner is not.