I still hear it. It's still going!
April 20, 2017 10:17 AM   Subscribe



 
Should-out to the lady making her kid block his ears. She should know it's a lot easier to explain sex to a kid than it is explaining why he should block his ears so he doesn't hear those shameful, shameful sounds.

My neighbors used to be that loud. It was kind of amusing and more than once we applauded when they finished. Then they had a kid together and we never heard any more sex sounds after that.
posted by bondcliff at 10:32 AM on April 20 [8 favorites]


CAN'T BE THAT GOOD


(plot twist: it was Connors and Seles having a friendly game on a court nearby)
posted by lmfsilva at 10:37 AM on April 20 [13 favorites]


But I thought in tennis, love means nothing.
posted by radwolf76 at 10:41 AM on April 20 [21 favorites]


What is the player doing at 0:40 in the video that gets applause from the crowd? He rockets one into the stands where he thinks the noise is coming from?
posted by JoeZydeco at 10:55 AM on April 20


Hey! Clay courts!
posted by Thorzdad at 10:56 AM on April 20 [3 favorites]


What is the player doing at 0:40

It looks like he fired a ball into the stands, maybe at the person apparently watching "an adult video" on their phone (according to the announcer)?
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:59 AM on April 20


'... across the lake' !
Sarasota bay??

How much of the grunting was from the tennis players?
posted by MtDewd at 11:04 AM on April 20


At least somebody's having a good night. Indeed.
posted by mule98J at 11:09 AM on April 20


"That's coming from an apartment...across the lake!"
posted by Bob Regular at 11:23 AM on April 20


'... across the lake' !
Sarasota bay??


I don't know where that tennis court is, but there's zillions of lakes in the Sarasota area.
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:35 AM on April 20


Must have been a calm lake that carried sound really well!
posted by numaner at 11:36 AM on April 20


It's not even in Sarasota, it's in Bradenton, but yeah, right next to the bay.
posted by indubitable at 11:56 AM on April 20


I heard virtually every single one of my university housemates have sex at least once; most people were discreet, but it was just part of living in close quarters in old and/or cheaply constructed houses with thin walls. The exception was a girl I lived with during my second year; she and her boyfriend would shake the walls and the rest of us would awkwardly pretend it wasn't happening while we watched tv or made dinner or whatever. Then they would come down the stairs in bathrobes and be all aggressively nonchalant, like "Hey guys, what's up?" Yes, yes, we know you were having sex, we could hear you.
posted by The Card Cheat at 12:53 PM on April 20 [5 favorites]


I heard virtually every single one of my university housemates have sex at least once

I swear one of my roommates had a gas-powered sex toy that needed to be pull-started (pun, honestly, not intended).
posted by uncleozzy at 12:55 PM on April 20 [1 favorite]


she and her boyfriend would shake the walls

When I was about seven years old my family spent a few days on Cape Cod. Is was my first time ever in a motel and all five of us were in the same room. One night in the middle of the night I was woken up by a very loud banging on the wall behind my bed. My mom told me not to worry about it, to go back to sleep. It went on for a while and I didn't understand why it was happening or what it could possible be about.

One day in my late 30s I was sitting at work, the memory suddenly came back to me out of the blue and I thought to myself "Holy shit, those people were having sex!"
posted by bondcliff at 1:12 PM on April 20 [17 favorites]


One day in my late 30s I was sitting at work, the memory suddenly came back to me out of the blue and I thought to myself "Holy shit, those people were having sex!"

What I like about this is that I bet you perhaps have a clearer and more persistent memory of this than the two people who were actually having sex at the time.
posted by Joey Michaels at 2:08 PM on April 20 [16 favorites]


I guess this is where we share stories like this, now!

So in a nutshell, neither my wife nor I have any idea where our downstairs neighbors live. This is not an exaggeration β€” flyers will stick out of their apartment door's mail slot for days or even weeks at a time, uncollected. Once in a long while, though, we can tell they're around because we'll hear cartoonishly loud sex noises coming from downstairs. Like, "can't sleep through it" loud.

Then they'll disappear for another couple of weeks.
posted by DoctorFedora at 2:39 PM on April 20


I had an aparment-mate first year of grad school who was a very tightly wound political-philosophy student from very rural Wisconsin.

He ended up with a girlfriend who was a bit of a screamer, so I'd hear some quite loud feminine OOOOH OOOOOOOOH OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH through the walls followed by, as he gamely tried to keep up but was held back by his rural-Wisconsin-tightly-wound-whiteboy-ness, a faint masculine ooh.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 2:58 PM on April 20 [2 favorites]


"The lonliest sound in the world is other people making love.”
― David Benioff, City of Thieves
posted by zzazazz at 4:04 PM on April 20 [5 favorites]


Probably one of the reasons I'm single is that I would have a hard time believing it even if I was the one in the room "causing" the commotion, so to speak.
posted by maxwelton at 6:03 PM on April 20


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