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Sex in front of your pet? Well it’s certainly a unique take on ‘doggy-style’. But is it what either you or the significant animal in your life really need?
Anne Sexton, 25 Oct 2012
“You let her watch?” Sean looked incredulous, and more than a little horrified.
“Oh for goodness sake!” I replied exasperated. “She’s a dog!”
Sean was dubious. “I dunno…” he said. “That’s a bit weird.”
A few months back I got a beautiful German Shepherd. Vixie is a lovely dog and very attached to me so she follows me everywhere and sleeps in my bedroom. Not on the bed – although she tries on occasion – but beside it. Not that I mind sharing my bed with large, hairy beasts, but I’d rather they were human.
Sean’s reaction surprised me. Is having sex in front of your pet some kind of perverse exhibitionism? He certainly seemed to think so. I was curious to find out what other pet owners thought.
I spoke to Andrew, who has had dogs all of his life.
“They tend not to be bothered or interested,” he said. “Sure, dogs being curious creatures, may want to see what’s going on. Once they see it’s not fun for them, they go find something else to do. I have no issues with them being around.”
Tanya has two dogs, both of which tend to invade her bed. She kicks them off when needed, but not out of the room. “They couldn’t be bothered really,” she told me.
She added a caveat. “If you incorporate chops in your looove-making, you could have serious problems!” Fair enough. Then again, anyone with a sex and meat fetish probably already has issues, with or without dogs.
Joe said he wouldn’t deliberately have sex in front of his cat “like a kinky show”. If the creature happened to be there, he wasn’t about to eject him from the room either.
That’s pretty much how I feel. After all, it’s seems doubtful that your pet really understands what you’re up to, although I suppose it is possible. Even so, it’s not like they are going to get horny and start humping the furniture. At least that’s what I thought. Turns out that is not always the case.
“My ex had a ‘teenage’ cat,” Anya explained, “which seemed to be very interested in our sex life. I think he understood what was going on, because he sometimes got horny and started humping his toy rat. I found that quite disturbing.”