My neighbors had noisy hot tub sex while I was in the yard with my four year old – I want to send an anonymous note but I’m afraid they’ll know it’s from me
A mother has been left disgusted after hearing her neighbors having “incredibly loud sex” in a hot tub while she was home with her four-year-old son.
The woman shared her dilemma on UK parenting forum Mumsnet, explaining how the incident happened at 6.30pm when she was playing in the garden with her son.
The anonymous woman explained that the neighbors lived just two doors away and such noises were unacceptable at a “family-friendly time of day.”
After a series of awkward questions from her son, the woman turned to the parenting site for advice on how to confront her neighbors without embarrassing them.
She said: “Our neighbors two doors down were in their hot tub at 6:30pm tonight when they started having incredibly loud sex (mainly her moaning ‘oh god’ leading up to her pretty much screaming) for about 15 minutes.”
A woman says she is disgusted by her neighbors for having “incredibly loud sex” in a hot tub while her young son was within earshot (stock image)
“We were in the garden with our four-year-old and had to take him inside because he was asking a lot of questions about the sounds.”
“I’m kind of disgusted that anyone would find that acceptable at a family-friendly time of day.”
“A friend suggested an anonymous note saying I don’t want to be involved in their sex life, but they have a Ring doorbell so it wouldn’t be very anonymous.”
“How do I get the message across that they should get a room without causing red faces everywhere?”
For starters, other members of the forum came up with petty ways to get revenge if the couple decides to do it again.
One person replied, “Start moaning in the offbeats.”
“Wait until the end and yell, ‘She’s faking it!'” another replied.
Someone else said, “Get one of those horns that sound at football games”
The anonymous woman sought advice from Mumsnet on how to confront her neighbors without embarrassing them
Many people suggested that the poster would retaliate by being petty, and one even advised her to complain back to her neighbors
And a fourth said, “Time to play Bump and Grind on speaker.”
Meanwhile, other commenters confessed to being caught up in similar experiences, with one adding, “Ew. Me and my husband sometimes have sex in the garden (it’s not overlooked by anyone) but part of that is keeping quiet, no one wants to hear someone else having sex. And if they do, you probably don’t want them to hear it!’
Another confessed: ‘I was overheard/seen on vacation (my husband and I forgot to close the room door) and a loud wolf whistle from the hallway caught our attention – finally! It’s all nice, your son won’t be scarred for life. Applause and play something sexy.”
One person gave the poster legal advice and advised her to report it to the police, writing: ‘It’s actually something you can report to the police. Having sex in the garden can lead to an arrest for morality violations contrary to common law.’
‘A person would also be in breach of the Public Order Act 1986 if the sexual act causes alarm or fear in members of the public. It is also an offense to deliberately expose one’s genitals, which is against the Sex Act 2003.”
“Whether a prosecution will follow for having sex in the garden will likely depend on how open or secluded the garden is to members of the public. If a neighbor has sufficient evidence, this may lead to prosecution.’
And another advised: “Post a letter, but don’t forget to hide your handwriting.”