Loud Sex Noises And Other Joys Of Apartment Living

Loud Sex Noises And Other Joys Of Apartment Living

Laure Joliet
Aug 11, 2009

The other day our friend posted a facebook update that read something like this: The neighbor across the way who has loud sex with her boyfriend just yelled at the neighbor upstairs for his hours of gross hacking. That guy slammed his window, offended, and now she's showering with her boyfriend. She finished with a "Yay, apartments."

Oh Apartment Therapy reader, we're sure you can relate. It's summer and if you're not blessed with AC then it means your windows and all of your neighbors' windows are open. That cuts way down on privacy and allows everyone to feel that much closer to everyone else.

We've had all sorts of embarrassing and irritating moments in our apartment, including feeling embarrassed that everyone probably heard the fight we just had or that we didn't realize we left the alarm on while we were on vacation (sorry!). When someone is hacking or routinely making amorous noises and you don't have the option of shutting your windows, when do you decide to say something? Maybe just anonymously put up a sign like this and call it a day? Or take some tips from Laundry Room Etiquette?

Also, to see the 'After' to the top images 'Before', check out Celeste's K Town Privacy Solution.

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