From the merest hint of detail about your parents’ sex lives to colleagues’ bodily functions there are some things nobody wants to know about.
Bored Panda has published a collection of tweets about TMI (too much information) where people have shared traumas, such as finding out their father refers to his moustache as a ‘womb broom’.
One recalled her school teacher talking about condoms during sex education and informing the class that her husband takes an extra large size, while another professor called her son – on speakerphone – to check he wasn’t having sex with his girlfriend.
From a man who told his coworkers he was wearing compression shorts to prevent spontaneous erections to a boss who complained about the cost of her vaginal dryness cream, these tweets prove that sometimes silence is truly golden.
Many people would prefer not to hear the details of others’ sex lives, but when it comes to your parents you definitely do not want to know
Helpful life advice: Don’t discuss your haemorrhoids with strangers at the supermarket
At least she’s honest! Let’s hope the purchaser of the card kept her opinion hidden from the bride and groom
An emergency at that time of the month is probably best kept to yourself, no matter how inconvenient
If anyone had asked about the shorts, surely he could have come up with another excuse
One can only hope, for the sake of the students, that he didn’t answer the phone in the middle of the act
If you must discuss your grooming routine with someone, try a partner or close friend instead of a colleague
Revealing all about your sex life on your first day in a new job is not the way to impress people
If you’ve had an embarrassing accident, it’s probably best to just go home
It’s not the kind of information you expect to hear in the civilised environs of the golf club
Chatting about your bowel movements, or lack of them, with coworkers should be banned in all workplaces
We’ve all been caught short, but nobody wants to hear about your way of dealing with it
Dinner time conversation must certainly be interesting in this household
Any allusion to naked pictures in the workplace is probably best avoided
At least you know not to go shopping with Grandma from now on
This revelation begs the question of when the last shower before this one occurred
When parental matchmaking goes too far: One can’t help but wonders what kind of questions the mother asked to glean this information
Nobody wants to know about their parents’ sexual mishaps, especially when the family dog is involved
Sex education was all going swimmingly until the teacher mentioned her husband’s preferred size of condom
Happy anniversary! This woman didn’t want to know about her mother losing her virginity – and neither did all of her colleagues
This is probably not the morbid touch this bride wanted for her wedding day
Again, vaginal dryness is a topic best kept out of workplace conversations
We can only hope that this theatregoer was testing out a new joke on an unsuspecting stranger