Everyone, or at least most people know that sharing toothbrushes can be very unsanitary, but being in a relationship and doing relationship things sometimes makes certain things that ordinarily aren't, okay for some people.
The first time a lover used my toothbrush I was 23. We'd just woken up and I lay lazily in bed and smiled smugly at myself for snagging such a catch. Afam was a great catch, or so the 23 year old me thought. In restrospect I realize he was simply a very nicely put together narcissistic eejit, but that's besides the point now.
So when he walked to the bathroom and my heart raced at his toned legs and thighs and... ahem... Anyways, so when he walked to the bathroom and opened the cabinet and took out a toothbrush and put it in his mouth and I saw the colour and I saw that it was mine, I freaked out! I was actually caught between being horrified and flattered. Horrified because isn't that simply gross??? Flattered because this perfect Adonis was sharing my toothbrush...
But I was more horrified than flattered so I asked why he was using my toothbrush and his reply was why not? As in, take into consideration the activities of last night (whatever visuals you have are totally up to you), is sharing a toothbrush really that bad?
Err, maybe not. But still...
And that's the same thinking the present boo has. But not necessarily because of any nightly (or daily, for that matter) activities, but because of how close we are, (I can't describe the closeness without sounding poetic and I'm not in mushy mood so "close" would have to suffice for now!) he thinks us sharing a toothbrush is quite natural.
I went online and checked what people think about sharing toothbrushes with their partners. These three comments from different sites explain the three different popular views.
1. (Only because I have to, I'd rather not) My husband uses my toothbrush and I am not comfortable with it, when I complain it causes serious problems for us. Most days I just wait until he goes out before I brush with my personal hidden toothbrush.
2. (Of course YES!) I share everything with him and if a time comes when I have to use his toothbrush, I will not hesitate. You guys are making it look like you are sharing a toothbrush with one random person on the street.
2(b). I share my girl's brush and she doesn't mind. She uses mine too. Same with sponge, towel and everything.
3. (Absolutely Not!) No Phocking Way! I have very strong gag reflex! In fact, just thinking about it is enough to make me throw up.
So my people, what side are you on. Can you, do you share your toothbrush with the boo? What other things are absolutely no-nos when it comes to sharing with the boo? I'm ok sharing cutlery, a plate, boxers & other clothing apparel etc etc etc, but some people are not. What about you?