I'm not going to deny anyone's right to have a good time; but if it's not my home and I'm paying for it, it is also my right to rest without constant interruption. However, it's usually less of an issue when I'm out of town renting my entire place instead of a spare room. It's wildly different from a bunch of twenty-somethings going at it in a hostel dorm. It also depends on your attitude toward the activity itself, but I just don't want to hear the side circus going on in the room next door. In exchange for some extra savings, you're staying at someone's house and recognizing this is where the host lives, entertains and escapes from their hectic daily life in their spare time. The rules are different when you don't have the whole place to yourself. These are the guilty pleasures that will continue with us until we're wiped out like the dinosaurs. If you are on a futon in the middle of the living room, maybe not so great. It's literally a fact of life.
These expectations are set before you even walk through the front door. That's assuming you've got a private room and not sleeping in some type of--god forbid--shared room. It's also not necessarily out of respect to your hosts but also out of respect to other guests that might be staying with your host as well. It's worth noting a few key things here. However, it's usually less of an issue when I'm out of town renting my entire place instead of a spare room. In other cases, abstaining we're all adults and can control our urges, no? I do it to discourage the practice and it sets the tone that I'm willing to look the other way for a certain price. Airbnb is not like staying in a hotel IMO. In the former case, it's just all about tossing the sheets in the wash and wiping my hands clean of anything that happened when I return. If you take a long-ass shower together in the place's only bathroom, not awesome. In exchange for some extra savings, you're staying at someone's house and recognizing this is where the host lives, entertains and escapes from their hectic daily life in their spare time. After all, it's a little different when you're having sex in your own bed. It's just as useless as prohibiting humans from procreating as it is useless to stop them from drinking. Then, as far as I'm concerned, anything goes. In fact, there's a variety of reasons on why I prefer established businesses to Airbnb - this is something else I wouldn't want to be worrying about. And a first weekend getaway with your new beau is going to be a little bit different than your trip with your significant other after a couple of years together. Metafilter commenter Jessamyn makes her viewpoint on the topic known: I have no words for you guys. That said, there do seem to be a fair share of people who seem to really want to use Airbnb as a place to perform tantric sex or bring someone back after a kinky night out. I think it's pretty important to keep in mind you're staying at someone else's home--not a hostel or hotel--and adhere to those considerations in mind. I'm not going to deny anyone's right to have a good time; but if it's not my home and I'm paying for it, it is also my right to rest without constant interruption. If you're traveling as a couple, you need to evaluate the purposes of your trip. If you make big messy stains on what look like to be heirloom-quality quilts and bedding, not so great. Though I can personally get squeamish about my privacy, I know there are lots of other people out there who view it simply as another place to do whatever they please. Give me a second while I mull this over, pause, slightly gross out and then somewhat reluctantly accept that we're all human beings here. Chances are, a four- or five- star hotel is probably going to fit your style a bit better.
Video about guest having sex in next room:
Noisy Sex Knock and Run
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