Nudist Roommate gets under her skin

Creators Syndicate
October 18, 2004

Dear Prudence,
I am a single young woman and have been living with a married couple for about a year and a half. I would not consider myself sheltered, and I am not easily offended, but my roommates' behavior is borderline disgusting, and I am not sure how to handle it.

About a year ago, the couple joined a nudist resort. They asked me several times if I was interested , and we had lengthy converstaions about why I didn't think it was right for me.

My male roommate then began hanging around the house naked, but his wife has never joined him. I made comments to him a couple of times like, "Hey, I don't want to see that," but the best he will do is have a blanket nearby to toss over his lap when I come in the room, or he will wear a thong (which is not much of an improvement).

To top it off, they have recently started watching porn on the TV in the living room.

I have no problem with porn in the bedroom with a spouse or significant other, but I think they are disrespecting their relationship and me,, by watching it in a more public area of the house.

When I went downstairs yesterday morning to find a naked man in my kitchen, I was extremely annoyed. What do I do about these people?--Not a Prude, but Not Crude

Dear Not: What you do is tell them either the living room porn and the birthday suits go ... or you do.

Prudie's guess is that you are there because they need the extra cash from a renter. You are not a family member, you are not a nudist, and the guy in the kitchen is the last straw.

Get their commitment to rediscover clothes, or find another place to live.