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Q “My neigh­bours have very loud sex. How do I tell them to keep it down?”

The short an­swer is that you prob­a­bly can’t! Speak­ing to your neigh­bours will, in all like­li­hood, be awk­ward.

But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take ac­tion. Just be­gin in a light and hu­mor­ous way. A full-on war will be the end of the re­la­tion­ship, so think care­fully about your op­tions.

Some ideas

• Get your friends to­gether and have fun writ­ing notes that you could po­ten­tially stick on the neigh­bour’s front door ev­ery time they get loud and lusty.

• Bounce a ball against the wall when they start up. When they stop, you stop bounc­ing, too. They’ll get the mes­sage.

• When you see them, smile and make a com­ment like, “That was quite a ses­sion last night!” If they’re hor­ri­fied you men­tioned it, they’ll keep the noise down in the fu­ture.

• Fi­nally, if things don’t set­tle down, can­vass some of the other neigh­bours to see if this is also both­er­ing them. Once you have some backup, lodge a for­mal com­plaint with your build­ing’s body cor­po­rate.

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