mother's embarassing (and downright awkward) habit

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-11-2007
mother's embarassing (and downright awkward) habit
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Thu, 02-10-2011 - 10:25am

Hello all!

I'm sure no one has written about this issue before though it would be a relief if someone could reply saying that they have had a similar experience!

As long as I could remember (I'm mid 20s now) my mother would have a habit of...I guess touching herself.


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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2009
What a nightmare.

When you told her to stop when you were young, did she? What did she say?

What do you do now?

I don't suppose she could be scratching or soothing an itch? Is she very hygenic?

Sorry I can't be of more help, but maybe your answers will give me a little more insight. (hey, maybe!)



 

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-14-2003

Is she doing it erotically (as a sexual thing) or is it the female version of Al Bundy who stuck his hand down his pants as a habit?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2009
OMG! I hadn't thought about the hand washing!

Ewwwww...

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-11-2007

Thanks for your reply. I must say the replies did have me laughing because it is an absurd (but very real!) situation.


iVillage Member
Registered: 04-11-2007

I don't think it's self love necessarily but I think she likes touching it. Hey I like touching myself too but not in front of my parents :p

Sometimes I do announce myself before I walk in but sometimes I just don't remember to do that.


iVillage Member
Registered: 11-24-2004

Very strange that she would do this in front of you. Does she do this in public? If she has the presence of mind not to do that in public, she should be able to dicipline herself to refrain from doing it in your presence.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-11-2007

Nope. The only people she does this in front of are myself and my father. My brother used to live with us until ten years ago but she did not do it in front of him (I suppose that is because he was not her biological son and maybe she felt more comfortable with being naked and that sort of thing in front of me as a female child).


iVillage Member
Registered: 10-14-2003

Hey Leetos, just get on her case and tell her that it's gross and all you can think of is her touching other things without washing her hands.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-24-2004

I agree with Para. Get on her case about that. She's spreading germs.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-13-2010

Yes, this is a very strange post, but I can see why you feel so akward. Do you live in your parents home? Or are you an adult child that visits on a regular basis? If this is her home per say, as strange and yes gross as it is, she has the right to do

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