This week's TMI Tuesday questions come to us courtesy of the very thought provoking VirtualSin.
1. Did you ever find someone else's stash of sex toys, lubes, etc?
Here is where I am supposed to insert the horror story of discovering my Dad's blow up doll and my Mum's 10 inch vibrating dildo and being scarred for life. I am sorry to dissapoint but the most pornographic things that belonged to my parents that I ever found was a tube of KY jelly and a copy of a book called "Onwards Virgin Soldiers" that described the sex life of a couple of service men in Asia somewhere.
I actually have had to train my own children about the necessity of not poking around in my bedside table and the silver case under my bed. It seems that Jake and I have produced the world's biggest prudes so I don't think they are brave enough to do that.
2. Did you ever search someone else's computer to determine their porn habits? Were you ever the object of such a search?
I have never really poked around on any computer or device that belonged to an adult. I have on occassion had a bit of a poke around on my teenage son's devices. He is rather clever at deleting his browsing history though so is devillishly difficult to catch out.
Most of the people I know who may get access to my computer are too afraid of what they will find to attempt!
3. Did you ever investigate to see if two people are getting it on?
I am a chronic sticky beak. I love watching people and noticing things about what they are doing. I have never deliberately investigated or snooped but there have been times when I have noticed things about the way two people interact that made me raise my eyebrows and have a little chuckle to myself.
4. Did you ever look for naughty pictures on someone else's phone?
When I was a teenager I used to tell my mother that she shouldn't ask questions if there was a possibility that she wasn't going to like the answer. I use that same philosophy when thinking about snooping and reading other people's emails or looking through their phone. In general I have a very healthy respect for other people's privacy, despite being a chronic sticky beak (I do love to beat myself up sometimes!) and actively avoid any kind of snooping.
5. Were you ever involved with an investigation (formal or informal) into wether someone was cheating on his / her lover?
No. I have never been involved in a situation like this and I am of the firm conviction that if you suspect someone is cheating on their spouse the best course of action is to look the other way very determindly. I believe that you may think you are doing the right thing by revealing the dirty deed but in my experience neither party will thank you afterwards.
Bonus: Do you have a secret online identity so that you can find a secret lover?
Interesting question. I do have a secret online identity. This one. It is a secret from most of the vanillas in my life. Oddly my vanilla identity is a secret from most of you guys as well. Sometimes I find myself pondering which identity is real. Or are they both fake? Are the voices in my head real?
Neither of my identities are for the purpose of finding a secret lover because I don't need to keep my lovers secret from each other or Jake. I do need to keep them secret from my potential employers and collegues however. My head is starting to hurt a little now. I think I will stop writing.
Make sure you head on over to TMI Tuesday to see what everyone else found under their parent's bed.