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Beware: 40 percent of house guests snoop around

Beware: 40 Percent Of House Guests Snoop Around

So, imagine this. You're at someone's house for a party, and after several glasses of water (or whatever your beverage of choice is), you take a bathroom break.

And there it is, the medicine cabinet. Nobody will ever know, you tell yourself ... and you take a peek. If you're a household "sleuth," don't feel too ashamed. NBC explains that you're not the only one.


"There's a new survey out. 40 percent admit to snooping around their host's house."

For this survey funded by party planning website The Salonniere, researchers collected responses from 605 men and women between the ages of 25 and 54 as a part of the site's Party Poll series for summer 2014.

And as you can imagine, bathroom detectives are nothing new.

In 1994, the Los Angeles Times spoke with some psychologists and sociologists to better understand why people love snooping so much. According to one doctor, it's a quest to know the person better.

"Medicine cabinets are where you find secrets. People are naturally curious, and they like to know things about other people."

However, The Salonniere survey found that some guests don't limit themselves to just snooping.

"Get this one: 14 percent said they have actually gotten frisky, sneaking off to the bedroom or bathroom."

The survey also notes that "one in 100 people said they have even taken off with something that didn't belong to them."

Now that's just rude!

Are you guilty of bathroom sleuthing? Share your stories in the comments below.

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