Introducing The 1-OH!-1 Experience

1/01/2014

My husband and I met in July of 2010 and our relationship has been one heck of a roller coaster since we met.  We welcomed our first daughter July of 2011, married September 2011 and welcomed our second daughter in October of 2012.  In between all of those life events have been two moves, two job changes and countless other life events.

Before we found out we were expecting our first daughter we were at it like rabbits!  I mean constantly!  If we weren't watching football or eating at Chipotle we were in the bedroom.  I'd say we were a five time a day kind of couple, lust definitely ruled our relationship in the beginning.  However, when we found out about our upcoming bundle of joy our sex life took an abrupt stop due to complications.  I suffered from Placenta Previa which when it is discovered you get put on an immediate sex halt for 6-8 weeks.  This didn't include the many complications I had with my pregnancies that just took all the sex out of our lives.  In between the births of our daughters we did engage in sex again but it just wasn't the same.  Contributing factors of PPD (Post-Partum Depression) did not help the cause after their births.  It was like my pregnancies had just taken all the wind out of my sails.  That "spark" I needed to get myself going just wasn't there.

It wasn't my husband's fault at all.  He did everything he could...flowers, romantic dates and even going as far as to create a "Nora Roberts" type scenario with tea lights, rose petals and all.  Nothing was working for me.  My husband however remained a typical male with the sex drive of a teenager.  Over the last two years or so we have tried numerous techniques with trial and errors all across the board.

This Christmas past, we were in Barnes and Noble looking for a cook book for my sister-in-law.  Ironically, the Self-Help section was right next door.  I saw a "Position A Day for 365 Days" book and called over my husband.  While I admit the book was funny to look at, the thought of 365 days was just a little too overwhelming, so we put it down.  Right next to it was...Laura Corn's "101 Nights of Great Sex".  The pages were sealed, the titles were intriguing and then we read the forward.  Everything about this book fit us.  Then my husband said "we should do this, and we should blog about it".

What?? I already had this blog but he'd never really shown too much interest in it.  So I knew THIS specific book had to have caught his attention for him to want me (and us) to blog about it.  Not only did we pick up a copy for us, we also picked one up for my brother-in-law and sister-in-law who were recently married...a gag gift of sorts.  Plus my husband loved the idea of being able to text his brother and say "Hey, has she done number "xx" yet"?

So here we are...a normal every day couple who are 99% happy in every aspect of their life but one right now.  He works and I'm a stay at home mom, wife and bloger.  We have decided to make a commitment (or resolution if you will) in the year of 2014 that we are going to really focus on getting our sex life back on track.  We are going to put each others pleasure first.

Each week we will sit down (as per the instructions in the book) and pick out the page number that appeals to us.  There will be one For HIS Eyes Only and one For HER Eyes Only.  We have exactly one week to plan, prepare and pull of our "seductions".  This part of my blog will chronicle how we do in our seductions each week.  We will include a photo of the "ingredients", a short synopsis of what was described to you and how we did at completing the seductions.  We will also include if we had to make any tweaks.  Again, we are a married couple with two young children so I do foresee some tweaks needing to happen to pull these seductions off.  Also included will be if we chose not to do a certain seduction.  If we don't do one we will let you know what we substituted for it and why we chose this.

As a disclaimer I want to say that this will not be a graphic or explicit blog.  The book "101 Nights of Great Sex" is about the excitement, anticipation (foreplay if you will) leading up to sex.  These seductions are to create an air of mystery and add that spark back into your sex life.  This is a personal challenge we are taking on in our relationship and encouraging others to do the same.  If you expect pornographic images or in detail descriptions of what happens after the seductions this is not the place for you.  However, if you would like to follow us on this GREAT "journey" as Laura calls it please continue to read on! 

Our goals for this are to increase our intimacy as a couple.  We hope to make it through this becoming a stronger and sexually satisfied couple by the end of 2014.  If we help other couples in the process that's just a bonus!  So, please join us on our journey and cheers to 101 Nights of GREAT Sex!

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13 comments

  1. Sounds fun, we would actually have to get our kids out of our bedroom at night to try this.

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    1. haha I am thankful ours sleep in their beds at night. We will have to get creative with some of these (overnights to grandma's and what not) but we are excited about it!

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  2. As a person who is a health and sexuality educator by trade, this definitely has my attention! I've seen this book in stores but haven't picked it up. I just added it t my Amazon list (which means this week I will likely buy it!). Looking forward to hearing your opinions - while my husband and I don't have kids, we do have lives with weird, often opposite schedules (he works as a nurse with rotating shifts - so while he works only 3 days a week, sometimes it is 7pm-7:30am but sometimes it is 7am-7:30pm). Maybe this would be helpful for us

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    1. You should definitely do it! We have only done 2 of them (1 each) but loving the book already with great results!

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  3. OOh, can't wait to hear about it!

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  4. Sounds awesome! I'm thinking I need to pick up this book as well. With kids and a job that is very demanding there isn't much time in the bedroom so this will be fun for both of us. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. That's the spirit! This is so much more about the experience that goes into the bedroom. It's about bringing back the excitement!

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  5. Looking forward to it! We are co -sleeping with 2kids so lack of sex is an understatement in our house lol

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    1. haha I think those kids needs to get their own beds and you reclaim yours :)

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  6. What an awesome adventure to go on as a couple! I admire your willingness to be so open with us and look forward to your journey! This sounds like a really great book...

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    1. Thank you! I'm so happy everyone is being so supportive and so into this!

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  7. I cant wait to read your reviews...this makes me want to buy the book also!!! Sex is an important part of marriage so I applaud you for talking openly about it and working on it openly!!!

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