Showering with my son

My husband and I both showered with our kids until they got to the age when we realized it became different.

I saw both of my parents naked as a child. That ended with my dad way earlier than my mom, dad being somewhere before high school, and mom later. My dad was a truckdriver who came home late at night, and would wake me up to spend time with me since he had usually been gone for several days. I would sit on the side of the bathtub while he bathed the petroleum smell off his body. So what? If anything, seeing my dad in normal self-care situations, nude, made the male body less of a mystery to me.

The thing is there is going to be a day when that does become different too. A normal parent will pick up on the change, and act accordingly. With my son, now 16, I don’t remember a moment when I decided to stop letting him shower with me. It was natural. Nobody felt funny, or rejected, or ashamed. I just now asked him about it, and he agrees. It wasn’t weird because we were respectful of the evolution of our relationship. I never had to tell him not to come in when I was nude. He never had to tell me that I should not bust in on him in the shower. It just happened.

I would imagine, for me personally, that never having seen the opposite sex nude in an ordinary circumstance, with no sexual energy, would be even more out of the ordinary. I mean, if my son never saw a normal woman he loved nude, without the cultural and developmental complications of puberty to deal with or the sexual pressures of adolescents, then he will never know of the female body.

Some people can say nudity in front of kids is always wrong. They’re full of shit. Concealment breeds curiosity and makes the imagination fill in the blanks. That can be bad.

I don’t think it’s healthy to make a standard for whether nudity in the home is right or wrong. It’s a sensitive area that requires the parent to feel when it becomes different.

Now if my son, or I are nude and the other is about to intrude on the bathroom or bedroom, we have a funny shout-out to let the other know we are not presentable. But that’s just our funny way of dealing with the situation of being walked in on when we are in an undressed state.

Nudity is normal. The idea that we shouldn’t see the opposite sex, until… well, until when? Are we supposed to never see an opposite sex body until we are expected to engage in sex with them.

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    • O) am female 16 years of age and last month I walked in on my farther raking a bath and all I could do was stare at him for he was very hard sticking up pointing at the ceiling, he was slowly stroking his cock and asked me if I wanted something I remained kinda silent till he asked me if I wanted to stroke him. I reached out and took hold of him couldn't believe how great he felt and when he came god he squirted all over my face. He told me to get undressed and get in the tub with him and I did, ended up giving him a BJ and him putting his cock in my pussy, didn't cum in me tho.

    • I think it's true. My own Dad left us when I was very young, my Mother bathed me almost daily, there came a point where I began to get erections when she washed my groin with a washcloth, and one day I had my first ejaculation. Early on she let me nurse on her, she still had milk for a year or two, then it was just pretend stuff. She didn't say anything other than it was OK and it felt nice to her, she just cleaned me, that became a regular thing until she was just helping me, with no pretense. Sometimes I would stay hard and she would do it the 2nd time. When I was about 18 she showed me her body and where to touch with girlfriends, climbing right into the tub with me. It was just normal. But we never did have real sex, my first time was on my wedding night at age 20. She died last year at age 68, she was a wonderful Mother.

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    • One particularly damaging result of incest is trauma bonding, in which survivors incorporate the aberrant views of their abusers about the incestuous relationship. As a result, victims frequently associate the abuse with a distorted form of caring and affection that later negatively influences their choice of romantic relationships. This can often lead to entering a series of abusive relationships.
      According to Christine Courtois (Healing the Incest Wound: Adult Survivors in Therapy) and Richard Kluft (“Ramifications of incest” in Psychiatric Times), greater symptom severity for incest survivors is associated with:
      * Longer duration of abuse
      * Frequent abuse episodes
      * Penetration
      * High degree of force, coercion and intimidation
      * Transgenerational incest
      * A male perpetrator
      * Closeness of the relationship
      * Passive or willing participation
      * Having an erotic response
      * Self-blame and shame
      * Observed or reported incest that continues
      * Parental blame and negative judgment
      * Failed institutional responses: shaming, blaming, ineffectual effort
      * Early childhood onset.

    • Early childhood onset
      Incest that begins at a young age and continues for protracted periods — the average length of incest abuse is four years — often results in avoidance-based coping skills (for example, avoidance of relationships and various dissociative phenomena). These trauma-forged coping skills form the foundation for present and future interpersonal interactions and often become first-line responses to all or most levels of distress-producing circumstances.
      More than any other type of child abuse, incest is associated with secrecy, betrayal, powerlessness, guilt, conflicted loyalty, fear of reprisal and self-blame/shame. It is of little surprise then that only 30 percent of incest cases are reported by survivors. The most reliable research suggests that 1 in 20 families with a female child have histories of father-daughter child sexual abuse, whereas 1 in 7 blended families with a female child have experienced stepfather-stepdaughter child sexual abuse (see the revised edition of The Secret Trauma: Incest in the Lives of Girls and Women by Diana E. H. Russell, published in 1999).
      In 1986, David Finkelhor, known for his work on child sexual abuse, indicated that among males who reported being sexually abused as children, 3 percent reported mother-son incest. However, most incest-related research has focused on father-daughter or stepfather-stepdaughter incest, which is the focus of this article!

    • Subsequent studies of incest survivors indicated that being eroticized early in life disrupted these individuals’ adult sexuality. In comparison with nonincest controls, survivors experienced sexual intercourse earlier, had more sex partners, were more likely to have casual sex with those outside of their primary relationships and were more likely to engage in sex for money. Thus, survivors of incest are at an increased risk for revictimization, often without a conscious realization that they are being abused. This issue often creates confusion for survivors because the line between involuntary and voluntary participation in sexual behavior is blurred.
      An article by Sandra Stroebel and colleagues, published in 2013 in Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, indicates that risk factors for father-daughter incest include the following:
      * Exposure to parent verbal or physical violence
      * Families that accept father-daughter nudity
      * Families in which the mother never kisses or hugs her daughter (overt maternal affection was identified as a protective factor against father-daughter incest)
      * Families with an adult male other than the biological father in the home (i.e., a stepfather or substitute father figure).

    • Finally, some qualitative research notes that in limited cases, mothers with histories of being sexually abused as a child wittingly or unwittingly contribute to the causal chain of events leading to father-daughter incest. Furthermore, in cases in which a mother chooses the abuser over her daughter, the abandonment by the mother may have a greater negative impact on her daughter than did the abuse itself. This rejection not only reinforces the victim’s sense of worthlessness and shame but also suggests to her that she somehow “deserved” the abuse. As a result, revictimization often becomes the rule rather than the exception, a self-fulfilling prophecy that validates the victim’s sense of core unworthiness!

    • Beyond the physical and psychological harm caused by father-daughter incest, Courtois notes that the resulting family dynamics are characterized by:
      * Parent conflict
      * Contradicting messages
      * Triangulation (for example, parents aligned against the child or perpetrator parent-child alignment against the other parent)
      * Improper parent-child alliances within an atmosphere of denial and secrecy
      Furthermore, victims are less likely to receive support and protection due to family denial and loyalty than if the abuser were outside the family or a stranger. Together, these circumstances often create for survivors a distorted sense of self and distorted relationships with self and others. If the incest begins at an early age, survivors often develop an inherent sense of mistrust and danger that pervades and mediates their perceptions of relationships and the world as a whole.

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