Discussing a partner's bad breath.
January 11, 2010 9:31 AM Subscribe
How do you talk to your partner about their bad breath?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (30 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
When we first started seeing each other, I realized that her breath wasn't exactly minty fresh. I just put it off as a one-off thing, we all get bad breath sometimes.
However, I realized it pretty much ranges from very bad to terrible. I discussed with her in regular conversation once about how often she brushes her teeth, if she brushes her tongue and cheek, to which she said sometimes.
I personally have very good hygiene, as I have spent a fortune on braces, so I take very good care of my oral hygiene.
Sometimes I am blunt and insensitive, so I'd appreciate advice on how to bring up such a sensitive topic. Once it was so bad it actually completely turned me off while we were getting intimate, but I didn't tell her what the reason was, and didn't bring it up right then.
I'd like to bring it up. In person, on the phone? How?