While having sex with a partner is supposed to be fun, passionate and pleasurable, it’s very easy to overcomplicate matters by being overly self-conscious about the noises we may or may not be making, our bodies and, well, just about everything else.

We are constantly checking ourselves to make sure our sexual partner can find no reason to fault anything about us. Whether that’s about our overall performance or something as superficial as what underwear we are wearing before the deed.

Us women are insanely self-conscious and besides, as members of the “fairer sex”, we have an image to maintain.

Here are a load of disgusting things we do when no one’s looking:

And here are all the things women do in bed when they think no one’s looking:

1. The not-so-sexy booger check

If you’re going to be getting it on in the cowgirl position, then your partner’s line of vision will allow them to see straight up your nasal passages. We want our sexual partners to think we look nothing but sexy, and so many of us will clear our noses out to prevent any potential disgust mid-action.

2. Tying our hair back

It’s usually a good idea to tie your hair back in a ponytail or bun to prevent strands of hair getting in the way. This is especially true for those of us who happen to have fairly long hair.