Saying “I do” … $20,000. First twirl of the “virginal” lily white gown around the dance floor as husband and wife … $3000. That dreamy oblivious newlywed stare as guests gorge on cake and romance… $1000. One hell of a honeymoon night romp… $2000.
That sex-starved post-dreamy glazed over look of defeat after several years of marital reality…priceless.
A wedding day is pure bliss… So enjoy.
Quickly! …going, going…gone.
Weren’t those 24 hours worth every penny? They say words are cheap…clearly, whoever said that never priced the words “I do.”
Now that the wedding is yesterday’s event, welcome to the marriage. The two are not only opposites…but archenemies. One promising eternal bliss. The other proving to be a total diss. One starring the happy couple. The other starring the tantrum-prone offspring. One boasting the price tag of a stellar college education. The other roasting the price tag of 2 kids + college education. WTF?? One teasingly offering frequent sex, shameless flirting, and permanent googly eyes. The other delivering rare nookie, shameless averting, and loveless rolling of the eyes. At some point every marriage departs from the land of the “dreamy” and enters the land of the “dreary.” Such is the path life cruelly steers marriage down. The sex dwindles and takes a back seat to…well, everything. Who has time, right?
The once “sho” thing is now a “no” thing. But sex is vital to the health of marriage. It’s a deal maker and a deal breaker.
So, why IS sex so important…aside from the obvious?
~ Sex is a basic physical need ~
We physically need sexual release…our biology demands it. And who are we to argue with biology? It’s the one thing that draws us to the opposite sex…the only thing men and women have in common…aside from the ability to “release” multiple times. Oh, wait…nope, my mistake. 🙂 Sex is what brings us together to begin with, right? We certainly don’t go looking for a mate to celebrate our celibacy needs…have a “burning of the condoms” rally. First and foremost, we’re drawn to a partner to satisfy the howling horndog that dwells within. And yes, consequently, we fall hopelessly in love. But love is simply a result of satisfying those needs. Sex releases a chemical into our brain giving us “That Lovin’ Feeling.” So, no sex…no love! We marry because we ARE in love. But let’s face it…without our pushy libido running the show, we never would have paired up and gotten married in the first place. It IS the driving force behind our union. The dirty ulterior motive behind the elegance and romance of the exchanging of the wedding vows.
We spend more money on the “big” day than is conscionable. Why? Because on this day, we’re forking over mega moola to say, “Hey! I like banging her. She’s mine, and no one else can have her.” Or him. We’re horny stingy overgrown kids at heart…MINE, MINE, MINE! And sharing…out of the question! So, part of this union deal is monogamy. No extracurricular banging allowed! Once married, we rely solely on our hottie of choice to fulfill our biological sexual needs “until orgasmic death do us part.” Routine sex is the unspoken insinuation of “I do.” And frankly, it’s the reason men put up with the rest of marriage’s shenanigans. Sure, they love us…but without the dirty to keep them invested, they will meander off the marital path. And honestly, so will we. Women want it as much as men do…ok, so maybe not AS much. 🙂 But if it slacks off, trouble brews. And if it, dare I say, ceases altogether…all bets are off. All wedded promises null and void. The irony? After one day’s overpriced hoopla to celebrate the union and say “I love you,” a simple piece of paper suffices to say, “My bad…hit the road Jack.”
~ Sex is an intimate emotional need ~
We communicate through sex, through touch, through sensation. We express love, desire, and affection…all through sex. We reaffirm that love with every tender caress, every sweet kiss, every screaming orgasm. Sex leaves us feeling exhilarated, desired, and alive. Who doesn’t want to be an object of desire? So, if our spouse doesn’t want us, we take a major hit to our self esteem. We feel rejected, unloved, unattractive. And we begin to doubt our sex appeal, doubt our sweetie’s sex appeal, and doubt “us.” Human beings need affection. We crave it…thrive on it. It’s the language of love. With it we can say, “I love you. Can’t get enough of you. Do me now!” Or we can say… “Nah… I’ll pass.”
We don’t want to be with someone who makes us doubt ourselves. Our ego won’t stand for that at all…and will convince us we don’t have to either. You can bet we listen up when our ego speaks. It’s our inner Gandhi! Respected and revered.
~ Sex keeps us CONNECTED ~
Marriage is a river of problems. From romance to finance. From kiddos to low blows. From families to failures. Our only hope of crossing that river and surviving its treacherous waters is to join together and form a bridge. An interlocking connection that will lead us safely to the other side. If we don’t come together, interlock our pieces, and stay connected…we’re left with no means of crossing that river of problems. And the only recourse will be divorce.
Our bridge is sex.
Sex is connection…a marital lifeline that bonds us. So, if the sex fades, intimacy fades. No more touching, hand holding, kissing, snuggling, talking, confiding, …No more anything. Connection broken. Bridge blown to pieces. No way across.
Successful marriage is an endangered institution. Sustaining it requires connection. Connection requires sex.
So be proactive. Change your world.
“Sex is an emotion in motion” ~ Mae West