Saturday, July 19, 2008

Sex and marriage: observations on the male drive


As I weave my sexuality back together, I can't help but envy Mr. Hall. Or men in general. Apparently, all it takes to become aroused is consciousness. And if they are near the one who reciprocates the love, then it is unbridled, this arousal. This is especially true for Mr. Hall.

There was an incident, about six years ago, when I was about four months preggos. Chubby, but not obviously pregnant. Pregnancy induced horrible cystic acne. Short boy hair cut (don't ask). Still throwing up. Mr. Hall and I had spent the day at a water park. Me being chubby, horrible cystic acne and short boy hair cut. I felt fugly. And when we got home, he began chasing me around. What the hell?, I thought. Can't you see me? What has gotten into you? And he said, "I've been staring at you all day, I just couldn't wait to get home."

That is when I realized---my husband has permanent love goggles on.

Some five years and two kids later, it remains much the same. Saturday was a day of filling sippy cups, braiding hair, mowing lawns, laundry, blah blah blah domestic bliss blah blah. And we fall into bed. And the chasing begins in earnest. What the heck? I think. And I ask, "What was so arousing today? Was it something I wore? " I mean, I do look good these days, what with the 35 lb weight loss. ABut no, none of this was the ticket. Although it does help, he said.

"It was just being around you, sorry it's not more complicated", he said smiling.

My husband is awesome. I need to follow this lead. To be aware of how much he is to me and all the places he excites me. Letting the love flow around me at all times. Not just when I let it. Hee hee.

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Ms. Q said...

Very cool! And I like the new look and the fact that I can leave a comment now!

But whew, "love goggles" and "chasing around" after 5 years and 2 kids??

NICE.

I've heard too many stories of married folks where one is always IN NEED and the other one is tired. Or both are tired. Glad to know that there is such a thing as Sex after marriage!

tubist said...

I'm so glad I found your blog...I'm quite a bit like Mr. Hall. I don't want to say I am just like him because obviously we don't know each other, but if my the misses ever seriously questions my drive, I'm gonna have to refer her to your blog! And now, at 41, I'm seriously considering yoga!

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