Seeking reassurance, sharing too much and penis beaker

Penis Beaker

Penis Beaker (maybe)

I have to say, I feel sorry for Sara Crewe aka ‘penis beaker lady’ to an extent. People take to sites such as Mumsnet to discuss many different personal topics and overwhelmingly to seek reassurance. The poor woman and – let’s not forget – her poor husband are now, at best, being judged as having slightly unusual post-coital behaviour and at worst are being completely ridiculed after she posted about their dedicated post-sex cleanup area on their bedside table. This included: a box of tissues, a small bin and a beaker of clean water for temporary cleaning/dunking while she is in the bathroom.

I personally think people (myself included) now share too much with too many. I completely understand why a person would go onto the Mumsnet forum to ask questions about whether their baby’s/child’s sleeping, eating, behavioural habits are normal; to maybe gather others’ opinions about the best way to deal with a particular issue they are experiencing and to have a bit of a chat: that’s the point of them. However, to get the general consensus on whether something constitutes ‘normal’ bedroom behaviour is taking it too far in my opinion. Isn’t that what best friends are for? Perhaps not…

In my mind Sara did share too much – the thread itself was titled: Do you dunk your penis? However, in her defence, never in her wildest dreams could she have imagined that the thread would go viral and that national newspapers would be running stories on it.



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I’m Francesca De Franco: graduate, wife, mother of three and, until recently, PR manager for world-leading financial website ADVFN. I cut my teeth in hi-tech PR for a global agency but found my affection lay in, in-house work; talking and writing about products and concepts that I really cared about. Following the birth of my twin daughters in September 2011 I decided that I would finish work after my maternity leave as childcare was too expensive for three. I am a blogger for and a PR gun for hire. My passion for communicating, writing, good food and fine dining, wine, Italy and Italian culture, investing and football remains the same, but I’m now also passionate about being a good mum whilst still being me.

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