My boyfriend and I have been together coming up on a year now. I routinely stay at his house pretty much every weekend.
My issue is, we’re not the only ones in the bed. Every weekend when I’m there we share the bed with his dog. Honestly, I wouldn’t mind if it was sleeping at the end of the bed on top of the blankets, that wouldn’t bother me. What bothers me is that it sleeps UNDER the blankets, up in between us or beside him.
Not only is it uncomfortable and I don’t get any sleep (or space) but it makes the bed smell. I’m not talking your average sweaty boy smell, I’m talking STINKS to high heaven sometimes. I’ve made subtle hints about him washing his sheets regularly or not having the dog in the bed when I’m there but no success.
Personally I think it’s just super unhygienic and that’s not how I was raised. I wake up feeling really smelly, greasy and disgusting and I like to keep clean. I can’t run home fast enough to shower. Not to mention our sex life suffers because there’s a dog in the bed! I’m pretty much ready to give up our sleepovers on weekends when that’s the only time we get to see each other.
How do I tell him I’ve had enough and that he needs to be more hygienic without sounding rude? – Smelly, Greasy and Covered in Fur in St. Thomas.