The discourse business is a-boomin' after a nuclear hot take dropped on Twitter this morning that suggested parents should not have sex while their children are in the house, and if they simply must do it, then they ought to hire a babysitter and rent a hotel, lest they risk traumatizing their child for life.
Today's journey into internet discourse hell begins with a viral TikTok shared by user @part.time.milf, real name Jayci Underwood which appears to show the aftermath of herself and her partner Matt Underwood having sex. The guy informs her that their daughter is crying because she heard the woman screaming and was concerned. She then goes to check on the daughter and assure her everything is fine.
While many in the TikTok comments found the situation amusing and a part of everyday parental life, commenters weren't as charitable when the clip hit Twitter. It was first shared by user @sisterlelianas, who opined, "Am I the only one who doesn’t find this funny in the slightest…? If you have a child in the house why would you SCREAM during intercourse with your partner? Children don’t know what you’re doing, and even if they did it’s incredibly disrespectful and traumatising for them?"
Twitter user @SHADOWIZED then one-upped that read on the video and wrote, "Having sex when your children are in the house is weird. Full stop. If you want to have sex that bad do it when no one’s in the house. Have someone babysit your kid. Rent a hotel. They don’t need to hear that because it can be incredibly traumatic. Do better."
The implied suggestion that parents ought to spend money on a babysitter and a room in a love hotel in order to have an intimate moment was apparently a bridge too far for many Twitter commenters as @SHADOWIZED's contentious take went viral, and the counterarguments came fast, brutally and from multiple angles.
The first major counterargument to SHADOWIZED's take was that it was unreasonable to demand parents go through such extensive and potentially expensive rigamarole for 15-30 minutes of intimacy.
Many added that there was absolutely nothing "traumatic" about a child knowing their parents have sex and chastised the use of the term as overdramatic and symptomatic of growing puritanical attitudes towards sex.
Somewhere in the middle was a faction of compromisers, who argued that sex between parents was fine, but they could stand to not be so loud about it.
It seems @SHADOWIZED inadvertently nailed several hot-button topics with their initial hot take, as it drew counter-takes from lenses of class, sex and the ever-fruitful tree of Twitter discourse — parenting.
While it seems unlikely that parents across the world will take their advice and help kick off a booming love hotel economy, @SHADOWIZED did succeed in making much of the blue bird app facepalm today, which is surely some sort of accomplishment.
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