So this is it, everyone. It is now Day 10 of the K-Y Brand Intimacy Experiment. It's been an awesome ride, and we were thrilled to learn that even with all of the craziness that having 2 babies and a preteen brings, we were already pretty well connected to one another. We plan to keep actively practicing all of the wonderful things we have learned throughout the course of this experiment, and we're going to consult our book for ideas, as well as re-visit the steamy night time activities when our bedroom habits get BLAH,lol....
Today's activity is merely to reflect on what we've learned about each other and our relationship over the past 10 days, and think of all the ways we can keep the romance and the spirit of this experiment alive by incorporating the key principals we learned. Although our marriage is in wonderful shape, both physically and emotionally, there are areas we need to work on, like finding more time for just the 2 of us, and planning more date nights and more day time activities like go-kart riding that will get our adrenaline pumping! This has actually been our biggest challenge to date. With the babies around 24/7, we never really get too many opportunities to focus on US.
Here are some of the things we plan on doing to keep the flame inside of our relationship burning strong:
• Kick the day off right with a 30-second hug to trigger oxytocin
(remember, that’s the cuddle hormone). Depending on your schedule,
this could be during breakfast, as you’re getting ready, or even as soon
as your alarm clock rings.
• Add a little mystery back into your love life as you get ready for
work—close that bathroom door!
• Then send your partner off to work with some warm, friendly touching:
Maybe it’s another hug, a kiss, a hand squeeze, a butt grab—whatever
shows your partner that you care.
• Don’t let the whole day go by without tending to your relationship.
Even a quick call to say "I'm thinking about you" can do wonders!
• Greet your partner after a long day with another 30-second hug.
• This evening, plan a date that includes one or more of your favorite
activities from the past 10 days. Maybe you’ll visit a new restaurant or
museum together, hit the local rock-climbing wall or tennis court, or
snuggle up on the couch together and enjoy a movie. Take your
partner’s attributes into consideration: What activities bring out the
best in him or the worst in her?
• By now, you should be feeling closer than ever. So it’s time to open
your toy box, hit the sheets, and celebrate the culmination of the K-Y®
Brand Intimacy Experiment with a little intimate exploration of your
We have had a blast taking part in the K-Y Brand Intimacy Experiment. It really has brought us closer as a couple, and has helped remind us of the many reasons we fell in love to begin with. Remember, if you are a blogger, you can take part too, and document YOUR journey by entering my GIVEAWAY! (Please leave your entry on my giveaway post...just scroll down!) Not to mention, if you're chosen as one of two lucky winners, you will be receiving an awesome prize pack full of K-Y Brand goodies!
A big thanks to K-Y for allowing me to take part in this eye-opening campaign! My marriage is better....and steamier....because of it!
For more information about the K-Y Brand Intimacy Experiment, please visit them at the Couple's Place on Facebook.
I wrote this posting while participating in a blog campaign on behalf of K-Y® Brand and also received product samples to help facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and my own, and have not been influenced in any way.