Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Me and Husband… and Ballerina Barbie?

It’s Hump Day at Wifey’s House, the one day a week I dish about sex. This week I have a chore for you, gasp, but it could lead to some really great sex. Clean your bedroom.

I am not trying to make extra work for you, but if your bedroom looks anything like mine, you really should consider it. There is nothing sexy about rolling over to get your groove on and Ballerina Barbie pliés you in the back. My newlyweds and kid free couples, you’re not off the hook either. How exciting is your laptop, blackberry and stack of paperwork piled ceiling-high on your nightstand; or clothes – clean or dirty – tossed around the room? Your bedroom should be an inviting place for sleep and sex; not a junk, work or playroom for the kids’ toys.

I started reading Just Do It: How One Couple Turned off the TV and Turned on Their Sex Lives for 101 Days (No Excuses!), by Douglas Brown, (yes, a review and challenge will be coming soon), and really took heed when they prepared their room, dubbed “The Love Den,” for their 100 day sexcapade. Call it what you want – The Love Den, Your Boudoir, The Place Where We Have Sex – but just make sure that it’s an environment that welcomes sex. Clear the clutter and replace it with candles, incense or whatever lights your fire – no pun intended. Grandma is the bomb, but do we really need a picture of her watching us while we get our freak on? Instead, replace it with a picture of the two of you; or better yet, your bedroom is the perfect place to keep your favorite wedding picture.

Take the time to create a space that’s sexy and inviting to you and I’m willing to bet you’ll feel more inclined to use it! Happy cleaning…

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

8 comments:

Corinne said...

LOL - I love it! Both the Barbie and the "LOVE DEN" nickname. Great advice! I'll be sprucing up our "chamber of love" in a little while. :)

MoziEsmé said...

This made me laugh! All common sense, but hey - we have lives to live, too . . . Points taken, though - guess we can do a little kiddie purging . . .

Joyce said...

okay...so I'm not married, but recently I enlisted a home organizer/interior decorator to help me purge stuff, de-clutter and add some sophistication to my bed and bath rooms....and you are sooo right. We're not done yet, but the de-clutter and reorganization part is complete and I already feel more peaceful and sexier when I come into that space. I spend more time in the bedroom now than anywhere else in the house. Thanks Lorraine for the great motivation...I'm gonna keep my de-cluttering goin through the rest of my house and soon my whole crib will be inviting for me and my soulmate whenever he shows up!! jd

Wifey said...

Corinne - I love the "chamber of love."

Moziesme - the kiddie purging is hard, but you can do it!

Joyce - you go, girl! Glad to hear it's working and thanks for the kind words!

Skeeter said...

Definitely agree. Creating space for ... whatever ... is the best way for it to happen. Using that logic, I am cleaning my study room just hopeing to get some real studying actually done.

Best wishes,
Skeeter

Anonymous said...

As the wife of the author who wrote the book you're talking about...I have to say: IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE! It's so hard to get in the mood when a Polly Pocket doll is poking through the sheets or while looking at a pile of laundry...
But, I truly believe the sexiest word in the English language is: HOUSECLEANER!

Gratitude Girl said...

You could not be more right. I finally moved the dirty clothes hamper into the bathroom. I also just cleaned up a bit. The bedroom is looking sexier already, and I'm not even done yet! Great advice. :-)

Wifey said...

Thanks for sharing everyone. I'm happy to hear it's inspiring and working!

And, to the wife of the author who wrote Just Do It!, thanks your input and inspiration, too - smiles!