An Arizona couple experienced severe post-coital buzzkill after their 6-year-old daughter woke up sobbing.
In the now viral TikTok video, Matt Underwood told his wife, Jaycee Underwood, that his daughter was crying, “I heard you screaming and I wanted to make sure you were okay. It is,” he announced.
Matt then tells Jaycee, who is filming in bed, to talk to her. (The 31-year-old asked Matt and her girlfriend Jayci. TODAY.com Do not use your child’s name. )
Jayci agrees and, with the camera still rolling, walks into the first grade bedroom. The room is dark and the child’s face is never seen.
“I heard you screaming and wanted to know what was wrong,” said a small voice. “But no one answered.”
“Our door was closed. I’m sorry,” responds Jaycee.
Through tears, the girl explains that she thought her mother was doing “an injury or something.”
“Oh no, I’m not hurt,” Jaycee assures her.
And a moment of comic relief.
“I also heard you were ordering pizza,” added the six-year-old.
Posted on March 1st, Jayci’s TikTok currently has over 38 million views. Children of influencers are not featured prominently on her TikTok.
“Do you think children should be used as content? Absolutely not. not. TODAY.com“But the reason I decided to post this was because I knew it would be very relatable and interesting for adults.”
The clip was shot five months ago, but Jayci saved it to drafts and forgot about it until last week.
“We had a stay-at-home date night. The kids go to bed early,” Jaycee tells TODAY.com. We became intimate.”
After the act was over, Jaycee says she and Matt were “laughing” and joking. But she says it’s also possible she heard them “rolling around” in her bedroom.
“I felt terrible. She’s the most sensitive, sweetest angel child. If mom or dad starts crying, she’ll cry too,” says Jaycee. “She hates that she thought I was in pain in her body.”
Jayci says she and Matt are “watchful” and always lock the door when having sex.
“I think she was calling us, but we didn’t hear her. That’s why it escalated like this,” says Jayci.
Thousands of people have commented in solidarity on Jayci’s post.
“My son once quietly walked into a room like a ninja, walked around to the other side of the bed, and said, ‘Dad, get off Mama.
Another person added: Same. he was so scared He even made a sound so I knew what he meant ????????.”
However, not all comments were kind. As someone wrote on Twitter“Am I the only one who doesn’t find this any fun…? If you have kids at home, why do you scream during intercourse with your partner? Kids don’t know what you’re doing.” , even if they did, would it be incredibly disrespectful and traumatic?”
Parenting and Youth Development Expert Deborah Gilboa, Ph.D. When it comes to intimacy, people in the US say they squeak.
“We have a very strong Puritan base in our country that thinks sex is something to be feared,” Gilboa tells TODAY.com. It does not lead to increased rates of incest, sexual exploitation, or anything else we properly care about.”
Gilboa says Jayci and Matt did the right thing. They went and comforted her daughter. They later apologized for “playing too loud” as well.
“We were playing, but it was too noisy. Great to say to a little kid,” says Gilboa. But if your child understands birds and bees, she should be honest.
“Don’t lie. Having sex is nothing to be ashamed of. Trauma is thinking that something bad is going on,” she says. “I want to show my kids that sex is not bad, it’s private.”
This article was originally published on TODAY.com