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Married Couple Called ‘Immoral’ For Using Hot Tub Naked In Their Own Backyard Despite Neighbors

A couple in an outdoor hot tub.
Couple in a hot tub.

All of us have things we like to enjoy in the privacy of our own homes.

For many, it’s not being beholden to wearing clothes, knowing that there is no one else around.

Of course, not everyone has that luxury, as they might live in close proximity to another building, allowing others to view you in all your glory easily.

Reddiitor Professional-Grape24 and their spouse lived in a remote enough area that, every now and then, they could partake in naked activities without being spotted.

In fact, the only one who spotted them doing so accidentally was their child.

While this didn’t seem to be an issue to either the original poster (OP) or their spouse, their friends and family had much stronger opinions when learning of their “immoral” behavior.

Wondering if they had done anything wrong, the OP took to the subReddit “Am I The A**hole” (AITA), where they asked fellow Redditors:

“AITA for using my hot tub naked after dark in my backyard?”

The OP explained how their private indulgence at home ended up riling up their friends and family.

“We live rural.”

“Only two neighbors could foreseeably see my hot tub from their properties and it can’t be seen from the road.”

“Everyone lives on 2ish acre lots, so during the day, it’s close enough to yell ‘hi!’ to my neighbor right next to me, but far enough we’d both have to trek to the middle to carry on a conversation.”

“The other neighbor that can see my backyard is on the other side of the one next to me.”

“The alternate side of our property is wooded.”

“No children live in the house, though my husband and I have a 7-year-old child.”

“The hot tub is a few feet off of the property line that is wooded.”

“Every night, well after dark and my child’s bedtime, I and sometimes my husband go sit in the hot tub naked.”

“It’s not voyeurism; it’s more just practical because I don’t want to deal with a wet swimsuit every night.”

“This has been going on for over two years, and I really don’t think my neighbors could see us even if they looked, at least clear enough to see we are naked.”

“It’s almost always pitch black out, no street lamps or anything because we live in the country.”

“Sometimes when the moon is full, it can be a little better lit; however, once we are in the hot tub, you wouldn’t be able to tell we are naked, only the quick few seconds getting in or out, and I always check for headlights in their driveway across the way first.”

“However, our child came looking for us one night and saw we were naked in the hot tub.”

“Not really a big deal because we are a pretty open household when it comes to nakedness; not the first time they saw us naked by far since they barged into our room and whatever.”

“But they told my mom that we hot tub naked, and she told a bunch more people, and everyone is saying we are a**holes because our neighbors don’t want to see that, and it’s immoral.”

“I think it’s highly unlikely the neighbors have ever seen anything.”

‘They certainly have never given us any indication they have.”

“AITA for using my hot tub in the nude?”

Fellow Redditors weighed in on where they believed the OP fell in this particular situation, by declaring:

  • NTA – Not The A**hole
  • YTA – You’re The A**hole
  • NAH – No A**holes Here
  • ESH – Everyone Sucks Here

The Reddit community unanimously agreed that the OP was not the a**hole for enjoying their hot tub in the nude.

Everyone agreed that as long as the OP and their spouse were discreet and respectful, then they had every right to do whatever they wanted to in the privacy of their own property, and no one else had any right to have an opinion.


“It’s the best way to hot tub, and it sounds like you are very discrete.”

“Your mom however, ITA.”- Zerosumendgame2022


“Your neighbors can’t see you and they don’t care.”

“It’s not immoral to be nude.”

“Just as a note, you doing this SO people can see you would be exhibitionism.”

“The watcher is the voyeur.”- Particular_Title42

“Lol of course NTA.”

“Plenty of people hot tub naked.”

“It is completely fine.”

“Obviously neighbors can’t see sh*t.”

“Also, why the f*ck is your mom telling other people about this?”

“It is a nonissue.”- poeadam

“I live in the city.”

“The houses on my street are 50′ wide lots and there’s about 3′-4′ between the houses.”

“One neighbor has a hot tub and deck.”

“The people who installed them have since moved but they regularly went in naked.”

“Enough neighbors saw them that I heard about it (I live across the street, so no viewing for me).”

“Everyone laughed/rolled their eyes.”

“Some of the 11-13 yo boys got a thrill and spent a lot of time in their own backyard when their neighbors were enjoying their hot tub.”

“NTA.”- Longjumping-Lab-1916


“Unless the neighbors say something, it’s not an issue.”

“Even if they did, you’re not advertising it.”

“What you’re doing is perfectly legal and acceptable.”

“Might wanna sit the kids down and have a talk with them about ratting on family.”

“That sh*t ain’t cool.”

“And tell your mom to MYOB.”- SigSauerPower320


“Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.”

“H.L. Mencken.”- fishhead12

“As others have said, you are NTA.”

“You should feel free to be comfortable on your property.”

“You’ve stated that you can’t be seen or won’t be seen by the neighbors so there is no harm there.”

“There is an AH in this story though.”

“It is your 7/yo child for snitching.”- Large_Maintenance_60

“Sooo funny story.”

“My parents have a small above-ground swimming pool on 10 acres of land.”

“I always call before I come over but my brother does not.”

“He learned his lesson when he showed up unannounced with his wife and four kids while our 70 yo parents were skinny dipping!”

“You are definitely NTA. It’s no one’s business but they know to not just show up now.”- Ampallang80


“Your family is a bunch of prudish idiots.”- nophieluvsyou


“Sounds like a bunch of people who don’t know what your property layout is like are getting mad over nothing.”

“If you were in full view of neighbors, it’d be a different story, but you’re at least pretty certain that your property’s privacy is in the clear.”- neophenx


“Your mother on the other hand might be.”- matts_debater

“If they’re watching, they want to see.”

“If they don’t want to see, they don’t have to look.”

“It’s really that simple.”

“NTA.”- Souppo93

“I would love to be able to hot tub naked in my own damn yard.”- espressokitty23

“My kids are super accustomed to nudity, in large part because of the hot tub.”

“It’s been a good thing for them as they have said now that they are adults.”- Lurker_the_Pip


“Cautionary tale: my father had been been using his hot tub naked early in the morning (4 or 5 AM) for decades.”

“But a few years ago he locked himself out of the house.”

“He had to knock on the neighbor’s door in his tiny towel at 5 AM and ask for their key.”

“He’s more careful now.”- Revwog1974

“Clear NTA.”

“I don’t get why some people are so uptight about the human body.”

“If say a neighbor asked you to stop because they could see it, and you refused, maybe then there would be something to think about.”- FriendlyStaff1


“Your mom is for sharing such a nothing burger with other people, though.”

“Hot tubbing is far superior nude IMO.”- ADownsHippie

“I don’t think there’s actually a conflict here to judge, since your neighbors haven’t complained about it.”- medium_buffalo_wings


“Me too.”- Message_Bottle

“Well, guess who just got uninvited from the hot tub.”

“Nekked hot tub is the only way.”

“Don’t worry about the haters.”- ScumusBaggus


“You’re kind of low-key hippies.”

“Mom needs to hush.”- AshDenver


“I’d tell the neighbors if they see anything they’ve never seen before to shoot at it.”-highlyalertcabbage


“I doubt they see, doubt they care if they do.”- subsailor1968


“Everyone I know that has a hot tub uses it nude after dark.”

“Including me.”- ineedatinylama


“We are in ours every night.”

“Sometimes clothed and sometimes naked, depending on what time we get in there and who’s home.”

“You’re being considerate so forget what everyone thinks.”- wordsarehard7043

“F*CK NO!”

“Didn’t even read, but NTA.”

“Sincerely, proud member of late night naked hut tub club.”- msb2ncsu

It would be one thing if the OP and their spouse were trying to cause trouble and flaunt themselves to their neighbors.

In this case, however, OP’s friends and family are judging them for the theoretical possibility of being spotted by their neighbors.

Only when a neighbor files a complaint should the OP even think about wearing a swimsuit in their hot tub.

Written by John Curtis

A novelist, picture book writer and native New Yorker, John is a graduate of Syracuse University and the children's media graduate program at Centennial College. When not staring at his computer monitor, you'll most likely find John sipping tea watching British comedies, or in the kitchen, taking a stab at the technical challenge on the most recent episode of 'The Great British Baking Show'.