Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Sexperiment - because one post on sex is never enough



So, do you think any of you could actually pull off seven days in a row? It's definitely worth TRYING. With the new birth control, my libido has taken a massive hit. To just freely give myself as the glorious gift I know I am ... I'm up for the challenge! Guess it's good that I'm running away for the weekend by myself. Need to rest up.

What do you think - seven days of wickie-wickie with your na-noo and your nee-naw?

18 comments:

Corey said...

I dunno. Whatever libido the anti-depressants don't kill, I think the kids do. I mean, I guess I watch this and think, don't they have anything ELSE to do? Homeschooling lessons to prepare? A stack of library books waiting to be read? TV? Every DAY? I wasn't even interested in every day when we first met. Is that TMI? lol!

Brodrick Family said...

I am thinking that I don't have kids yet and my libido is suffering since I have school and don't get home until midnight 2 nights a week, working my regular daytime 40-hours a week job plus working weekends and then my 2nd job to help out in the evenings!!! Do you have any advice to help me out?!?!?!?

Hannah_Rae said...

I'm on board, but I think this would terrify the hubby person. :)

I sent him to the Christian Nympho site and I could hear him rolling his eyes all the way from California...but he'll be home on Saturday :D

Shan said...

Oh dear. Well, I'm just catching up with all this sex business after being in the land of no internet. I will say that I tried this once after reading an article saying that some lady and her husband do it every day no matter what and my oh my how blessed they were by it. Well, I lasted like 2 and 1/2 days before I had to jump ship! I chalk it up to sensitive skin. ;) Good luck with your sexy sexy quest Christine. You are more of a woman than I if you can pull it off. BAH!!

Mandi :) said...

my hubby and i have always had a pretty robust sex life until recently. Events outside of our control have caused us to be more focused outside our home than is probably healthy. I think this sexperiment is just what we need to get the focus back where it should be. I'm excited...here goes day 1! LOL!

Story of our Life said...

Well, you could try 7 days or try
30 days like this paster challenged his congregation last year.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/02/20/earlyshow/living/relationships/main3850842.shtml

I'm thinking that I would try the 7 days before the ENTIRE MONTH!!

Emily said...

this is totally unrelated to your sex post, except that it looked crazy in my reader! (before I clicked over, of course)

Brenda said...

Hm. Well, BTDT in Antigua but that was with lots of rest, no kids, not getting up at 6:30 am while going to bed at.. What time is it?11:40 PM. So can it be done? Yes. at home with the normal routine? No.

Kristen said...

Well of course when my husband saw this on the Colbert Report he was shouting AMEN and ready to write the pastor a thank-you letter and maybe even apply for a job at that church. I had to gently remind him that I am in my 3rd trimester and he should take what he can get. :) But I think it's a great challenge and something we'll probably do. Only maybe in a few years or so.

Incidentally, we do have friends (with grown children) who have sex every single day. They have an amazing marriage. It's something to aspire to, but right now it makes me tired just thinking about it.

Ericka said...

Ok, seriously, help me out. How would you do it? Wait til the kids are in bed (hard with teenagers) In the mornings before they wake up?
How do you 'block out' the mommy side????

Christine said...

Ericka, with five kids in the house we have to (pardon the pun) grab it when we can get it. Typically it involves turning on a movie, or laying out a meal for the kids (all those who will murder each other in separate rooms, of course) - we say, "We've got to talk about something important in our room and you may not disturb us!" Then we crank up our radio, lock the door ...

Sometimes if my husband can come home for lunch ...

We have paid people to watch our kids at THEIR house and then run back home ...

We do not wait for the kids to fall asleep. If I wait too late, then I'm too awake to fall asleep at a decent hour. We both have our own playlists already programmed in on our laptops that we can turn up pretty loud (setting the laptop right by our bedroom door). That also allows us to decide WHAT we will hear during romantic moments, and not have the random radio commercials spoil the mood.

My kids are smart. They will start to figure out that we don't crank up the radio to "talk." That's okay. When they look at us one day and ask, "Are you and Dad really having sex when you go in there?" We will say, "Yes." They'll probably moan and roll their eyes. They'll also disperse like wildfire and stay miles away from our room the next time we have a ... *cough* ... conversation.

Sometimes I hate making the effort. Ah heck - MOST times I hate making the effort. Why can't it just be easy???

But it's not. It's just not. There is one prayer, though, that God has not failed to answer for me, "What do my husband and I need to do to be more intimate?" The answer always has me sacrificing or rearranging something. Yet, I always get an answer.

Ericka said...

Chrstine,
Thank you - seriously.
It's weird, but I guess we almost have to give ourselves permission to have sex, huh?
I'm going to try it tonight (the 'we have to talk - lock the door' deal) and see what happens :)
Deep, cleansing breaths!!!!!

Leia said...

Dude, now _that_ is a challenge I can take on this next week! My 6-wks post-partum check up is on Tuesday and I am looking forward to seeing my hubby that night, let me tell you! If 6 weeks wasn't bad enough, he's _really_ wigged out by pregnant bellies, so even when I want it, I don't get a whole lot during pregnancy, especially near the end. And I've been pregnant twice in our slightly-less-than-three years of marriage! For someone who waited 29 years before (getting married and) having sex, missing out _that_ much while married is hard! :)

Kat said...

Ha! Well considering we've only been married for 3 1/2 months, we're usually doing badly when we're NOT doing 7 days in a row.

I can't begin to contemplate how children will impact this. However, knowing my husband, our kids will grow up being used to mum and dad disappearing for a little while every now and then. He won't take 'no' for an answer - and I love it :-D

Troy & Tara Livesay said...

I have reached 5 days in a row without anyone challenging -- so 7 is a breeze when challenged. I think the more often you do it - the more often you WANT to do it. Maybe that is just me.

I will say, birthcontrol in my mid 20's did make me have no interest. Glad I am not on it now. Haiti is her own B.C. -- they call it the B and H method -- bugs and heat

Christine said...

I think we've only done four days in a row, so now I've gotta' hit six just to say I beat Tara.

"Honey, I don't care if you can't walk straight! Suck it up and take one for the TEAM! It's not about our marriage anymore. TROY AND TARA ARE GOING DOWN!"

MadHatter said...

We tried the 30 day challenge another person already mentioned. We did not make it 30 days, but we did amend it to be 30 times in 30 days. Then that got to be ridiculous!! 3 times in a day just to catch up at one point! We both had to call "mercy"--but it was fun while it lasted!!!

Troy & Tara Livesay said...

this is too easy, can't you come up with a real challenge?

day three. complete. easy. troy is easy.