7 Days of Sin
A touch, a kiss, oh yeah a home run. How about 7 innings and all are home runs? You guessed right. We are about to have the World Series of our marriage. What's the prize? Possibly a stronger relationship.
How do you prepare for the World Series? Do you play one game at a time and then build up to the World Series? Do you tell your husband that you are in training? Do you involve him in the plan? Do you have the game plan, implement it and see if you indeed can win the game without informing part of the team. I guess I should fill you in.
I have been asked to participate in what my husband would call the best writing assignment ever because of the research. That is if I told him about "the project." The project is 7 days straight of sex to yield a better relationship.
I will be honest, we have been married for almost 12 years and been together for 15 years and I can't remember a series of 7 "games" in one week. I haven't told him about this assignment because I was afraid he was going to ask how much I got paid to sleep with him. If you saw my husband, I am positive that you would agree I should be the one with the checkbook in my hand.
I also feared if I told him about this assignment, then he was going to match my rate to continue this experiment for the course of our marriage. Isn't it illegal to pay for sex? Maybe not after you're married. Maybe that is what the husband gets after he buys a diamond ring and participates in the wedding?
The idea to have sex for 7 days to improve our relationship all started a couple of days ago. I received an email asking if I would review a new show for Lifetime Television, "7 Days of Sex," premiering on April 26th. I watched the preview and was doubling over with laughter. I responded back to the email, "sure I will do it." Then an awkward email exchange ensued. I was not sure if I had signed up to write about the couples on the show having 7 days of sex or if I had to participate in it myself. After thinking it through, I decided a real journalist needed to live the experience.
The question is, how did it go? The first day was smashing after I got over the fact that I wasn't going to get anything done that needed to be done. Night time is my time to get things done but you can't have sex and just leave afterwards because the laundry isn't done and the lunches need to be packed. I just resigned myself to the fact that all my chores would still be there in the morning.
Then we get to day two. It is one thing if sex just happens, it is another thing if you are supposed to "make it happen." We got the children to bed and usually I would get to work. The beauty of my job is that I can work at night. Tonight though, I closed my computer. My husband asks, "What happened? Is something wrong." I said, "No, I just want to go to bed." We walked upstairs and he turns on Nancy Grace. I kept thinking, I do not do threesomes. How I am going to turn off this woman and turn him on? I did what any smart girl does. I said, "Can't you finding anything more interesting to do in bed than watch Nancy." That was all it took. I didn't know a TV could turn off so fast.
The second night was even better. My husband was truly on a roll two nights in a row. Who’s the man? I did notice he had a swagger the next morning when he left for work at a normal time instead of leaving the house for the gym at 4:00 am. I guess he felt that he worked out the night before.
Then we get to day three and my husband gets sick. I wasn't sure if I should inform him of my challenge. I knew that if there was a chore out there to do, in sickness or health, this is a time my husband would "take one for the team" and overcome adversity. I decided not to tell him what I was up to. I made him some hot tea and put him to bed alone and dressed. You see in our house, it isn't about just having a physical relationship it is about knowing your partner and giving them what they need, when they need it no matter what.
All is not lost in my quest for information. I did learn that guys like boobs just because they are there. They also like them because they are bigger than the boobs they have. They are very nice to touch. Yes, I totally felt like I was having a conversation with a kindergartener.
The quest to have sex for 7 days is still looming. I know we can "do it." I just need a little teamwork. The question is, should I do so with both parties in the know?
*** Tune in to "7 Days of Sex", a new Lifetime show which challenges couples to have sex for one week straight with the hope of saving their marriage. Premieres Thursday, April 26 at 10/9c.
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