WARNING: this post contains adult material which may not be suited for younger readers. Not sure it is appropriate for the older ones either, but I had something to say about "unmentionable" items. Read at your own risk.
The American people seem to be curious about the intimate details of other people's lives. Hence, magazines like: The National Enquirer, Star, People, etc. and all the ongoing on-line and television "celebrity" stalking shows aka Perez Hilton and Entertainment Tonight. As far as I am concerned, I do not have a need to know what people are wearing (or not wearing), where they eat, who they associate with and certainly NOT the very intimate details of their lives. I DO NOT wish to know this information about anyone in fact, including friends and relatives, which brings me to the point of this post.
PLEASE! Folks, I don't care what you do in the privacy of your own bedroom or house, just keep it to yourself (selves). I don't need to know or share, even in the most innocuous way, any detail of your private life. I am not a prude or right winged conservative, or particularly easily offended, but I just don't care to share!
As I travel around, I often visit relatives and friends. These visits are never unannounced, so I would think that people could put certain, ahem, things away. Sorry if I now sound like the "Church Lady" from the days Dana Carvey was on Saturday Night Live, but really, do you think I need to know that you have use of Preparation H???? Is it so hard to put it away in the medicine cabinet? Hard to ignore when it is sitting on the bathroom counter. And I'm not talking your personal, master bathroom--I mean the guest bath! Or maybe you thought I needed it???? Ucky.
Also, to certain people (and you know who you are) I REALLY didn't need to see that container of, um, er, personal lubricant, sitting on the coffee table. Really. There are some images which will jump into your (my) mind, which should never show up there in the first place, are horrifying and hard to shake out in the second place. Not to mention that it didn't make that dinner your served me seem all that appetizing. No offense.
So let's remember that some things are PERSONAL and let's keep them that way. Thanks.
Carry on. (just keep it to yourselves)