Mumsnet user horrified by woman sunbathing topless with her teenage son around

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There are some things we can justifiably get irked at on holiday, like someone stealing your sun bed, or getting a sunburnt face on day one.

But sometimes you just need to let it go, and enjoy the fact you're not stuck in an office somewhere.

A woman has sparked a bit of a debate online after asking if a mum sunbathing topless in a holiday resort is inappropriate around children.

The woman explained on Mumsnet that the topless sunbather had children with her. And by the sounds of it, she was minding her own business.

The irate mother wrote:

We r on holiday in a family resort in sunny country. There is a lady who keeps ending up on the sun loungers opposite us, who seems to enjoy lying topless by the pool everyday. She has a DS (son) who looks about 15, and a DD (daughter) who looks about 5.

I think it's really inappropriate to sunbathe topless on a family resort in full view of everyone and right by the toddler pool, and with her own DS (son) around. Am I being unreasonable in feeling uncomfortable and wishing she'd cover up??

People didn’t hold back... It's Mumsnet, what did you expect? The consensus was that, yes, she was being unreasonable in feeling uncomfortable.

One user replied to holidaying mum:

What exactly is offensive about her breasts - are they spouting curse words as people go past? I assume you're also offended by any topless man around as well?

Another wrote:'re off your rocker to be honest. Have a cocktail and relax on your holiday.

And another:

Unless she is dangling her nipples in your cocktail or slapping your husband in the face with her books then I fail to see the problem.

One user had some solid advice:

If looking at her boobs makes you uncomfortable, stop looking.

The initial poster who had the problem seemed to have a bit of a breakthrough after seeing the response to her question. She then went to on say:

Just realising I'm more prudish than I thought! ... to all those that think it's fine - would you sunbathe topless with you teenage DS around? (If you do, that's cool, just trying to work out why I think it's weird and why I am feeling uncomfortable with it compared to everyone else!).

And then after people, one again, told her there was nothing wrong with a woman getting her breasts out on holiday, around her teenage son or not, she replied:

Ok ok, I'm in the dark ages then! I will try and get with the 21st century!


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