I had a post about a brother walking past his sister’s ajar door and looking in on her. Lllshymynx had a number of good points in her comments and in an email. Here’s from a comment:
I had a friend growing up whose parents were notorious for for not closing their bedroom door all the way when her dad got home from work and was changing clothes. My parents used to leave their bathroom door cracked up when they would shower to let some of the steam out because their bathroom didn’t have an exhaust fan.
Also, some people aren’t all uptight about nudity etc. Not everyone makes double extra sure that their door is closed tightly before they undress to change clothes or whatever.
I don’t know any people/families like this, but I’m sure they exist. The way I read the story was that the sister wasn’t like this – that it was a big deal for the brother to see her nude.
From an email:
If the door was open several inches, then you could walk by and accidentally see someone naked or partially dressed. Assuming for a moment that the “average person” wouldn’t leave their door open if the were going to be naked as you’ve suggested, I think you can still come up with some scenarios where that might still happen.
Say for example nobody was home when the sister got into her shower and she didn’t expect anyone home for some time. She might not be as careful about closing her door fully. You could even add in something that she closed it most of the way, but her cat pushed the door open trying get into her room. The brother comes home unexpectedly, but she’s in the shower and doesn’t hear the door because she’s into her shower or whatever. Heck if you wanted to make it naughty you could say that she was masturbating in the shower and didn’t hear him. She gets out of the shower and still thinking she’s alone doesn’t bother to close the door since she’s going to be getting dressed soon. Brother walks down the hall to his room and catches a glimpse of his sister naked in her room drying her hair or whatever it is she’s doing.
I think that scenario is reasonable because that’s the kind of stuff that happens in real life. You think that you are alone and you do something you wouldn’t necessarily do, but it turns out you aren’t alone.
I can totally see a story where the sister thought she is going to be alone for a while and takes a shower. She leaves the door ajar, and while she’s in the shower the cat forces its way through the door, making the gap wider. The brother comes home, peers through the door as he walks past to see if his sister is in her room, and then the sister walks out of the bathroom. The cat meows at her so she doesn’t look at the door. She then removes the towel and gets naked while the brother watches.
I guess I wasn’t clear as to my main problem with these type of scenes, which is that the narrator always provides a description as if he/she is right in the middle of the room instead of looking through a small gap on the other side of the room. The narrator can always see every bit of the action. Typically, the effort being made to look at the other person isn’t discussed. As I said in a reply to Lllshymynx ‘s comment, I think that’s usually because making an effort to spy on the other person would come across as creepy. As written in the story I quoted, the brother isn’t really responsible for seeing the sister naked; he just happens to walk by at the right time to get an eyeful.
The story “Words on Skin” is what got me started on this peeve. It’s the second-most favorited story on Literotica. The brother takes a cheerleader upstairs. The sister decides to follow:
Odds were that he’d be too distracted by Jessica’s charms to shut his sticky bedroom door completely.
She crept up towards his bedroom and she was right. There was a quite peekable gap left. She sat herself tipsily down on the floor for a little bit of perving. Okay, a lot of perving.
From the look of things, Richard was having one of the best nights of his life. Jessica had always been that perfect cheerleadery mix of flexibility and eagerness that drove guys crazy.
At that moment, Jessica was topless and cupping her oversized, flawless breasts in her hands with her lips wrapped around half of Richard’s cock. Lizzie gaped. Her brother’s erection was impressive and while Jess was working her mouth down on it steadily, she was definitely struggling. Her full lips strained to fit around his shaft. When she finally swallowed his entire length, she groaned from her chest and bobbed slightly.
Lizzie had to admit, Jess knew how to please a guy. The curvy brunette never forgot to look up and keep eye-contact with her brother even as her hands slid down from her own tits and under her skirt to quickly drag a small white thong down and off.
Lots of detailed description of Richard and Jess having sex
So the door isn’t ajar in “Words on Skin”. Instead, the door is wider at one spot so the door only gets partially closed. The narrow part of the door would leave a gap. Assuming the width of the door doesn’t vary wildly and the door jamb is inside the room, then the gap would give Lizzie a beautiful view of the door jamb. If the door jamb is outside the room, it’s going to obstruct the view. And the amount of the door that is closed will obstruct the view. At best, Lizzie is going to have a hard time seeing anything. But Lizzie describes the action as if Richard and Jess are right in front of her.
But again, this is just my personal peeve. Many, many people think “Words on Skin” is the best I/T story on Literotica.