7 Days of Sex
Our Seven Day Sex Challenge: Take 2
See, here's the thing about marriage, or at least my marriage, sex with my husband is number nine on my to-do list. Of course I didn't realize how low on the totem pole getting it on with my husband actually was until I decided to undertake the seven day sex challenge. Apparently, wiping down the table, the floors, polishing my nails, walking the dogs, feeding my kids and the dogs-- all those things take precedence over sex with my man. Why you ask? Because, like so many other mothers and wives - there is simply no one to outsource these tasks to, and so if I don't tend to these things, well my house would be overrun with refuse and my kids would be relegated to fishing for crumbs for their very sustenance. Of course my husband says I worry too much- that I see dirt where dirt doesn't exist (did I mention my husband is a bit elderly and refuses to wear his glasses and therefore sees not nearly as much as he should or could?!)
But back to the seven days of sex challenge-- we're currently in the thick of it-- and having that kind of intimacy consecutively, albeit forced and not spontaneous, well it just does something to a relationship. For me it has awakened this almost dormant newlywed feeling I had buried deep inside, that lightweight magically delicious just want to rub up on my man because we've stimulated that physical part of our relationship and every time I see him I feel just a bit tingly.
Unfortunately having all these other obligations, like bathing and feeding my dependents, not only leaves little time for getting it on with my man, but frankly it leaves me exhausted and tired, and not all that interested in rolling over and taking one for the team. But being that I've committed to this seven days of sex challenge, I know I need to find a way to see this through, not only for my husband and me, but for all the couples who like me- think it can't be done. And well, I am proof that with a little creative planning- sex for seven days straight can be a glorious undertaking for all involved.
Here are the four tips I've gleaned, which, I will now share with you (you're welcome!)
#1 Don't discount the value of a good bribe: tell your kids they will each get a five dollar bill or five dollars worth of candy if they leave you and Daddy alone in their room with the door locked for a half hour!
#2 Don't discount a little love during the daylight hours. Whoever said romantic sex could only be achieved under a night sky never attempted it during the day. If you can manage to get with your honey during the daylight, DO IT- it's just as special- and remember it's always dark under the covers.
#3 Don't discount the power of hot wax and massage oil. (Who says porn stars should have all the fun?!)
#4 Don't discount the fact that you and your husband need to do this for yourselves, each other and the viability of your marriage. Just do it!
More on sex and relationships:
- We Had To Ask...How Often Should Couples Have Sex?
- We're Trying To Have Sex For Seven Days Straight (Getting Through The First Day Is The Biggest Challenge)
- Sex...It Just Gets Better and Better