Being disturbed during sex is Brits' most embarrassing moment

·Contributor, Yahoo Life UK
·2-min read
Being disturbed during sex is one of Brits' most embarrassing moments. (Getty Images)
Being disturbed during sex is one of Brits' most embarrassing moments. (Getty Images)

Being disturbed during sex has been named as the most embarrassing situation possible, according to a new survey of Brits’ top embarrassing moments.

Researchers asked respondents which scenarios they would find most embarrassing, with 41% stating that having an unexpected visitor during sex would be amongst the most uncomfortable experiences imaginable.

But despite two in five Brits being keen to avoid bad luck in the bedroom, almost a fifth (18%) admitted to suffering that exact scenario themselves.

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Breaking wind in public is deemed the second most embarrassing moment (19%), with as many as a third of respondents admitting to being caught letting rip (34%).

And one in six (16%) say that the door opening whilst being on the toilet on a train would be one of their top embarrassing moments.

Mistakenly suggesting a woman is pregnant (13%) is another moment Brits are keen to avoid, according to the survey of 2053 adults by Paddy Power Games.

Being walked in on in a public loo also ranks as highly embarrassing. (Getty Images)
Being walked in on in a public loo also ranks as highly embarrassing. (Getty Images)

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However, almost one in 10 people believe they are immune to embarrassment, with men (11%) more likely than women (7%) to avoid feeling awkward.

Instead of changing the past, many Brits now embrace their darkest moments, with one in five (21%) stating they now enjoy recounting their embarrassing situation as it makes for a great story.

But some Brits couldn’t shake their past if they tried as they now have a nickname for life because of their unfortunate moment.

Having a credit card declined is deemed embarrassing. (Getty Images)
Having a credit card declined is deemed embarrassing. (Getty Images)

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Londoners are particularly unforgiving, with 16% saying their friends and family have given them a nickname – double that of people from the Midlands (8%).

Some of the most embarrassing moments people have suffered include walking into a glass door in public, a bird poohing on them, having a credit card declined, or saying 'I love you" by mistake to someone they shouldn't have.

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