Warning: this post contains all kind of gender stereotypes. I’m sure everyone’s different, but for the purposes of this post, let’s just go with it. 🙂
If, like me, you’re the sort of person who spends an inordinate amount of time on FB, you might have noticed an article doing the rounds, of a particular gentlemen who created a spreadsheet to show his wife how many times they consummated their marriage.
In their case, 3 times in 7 weeks.
Now I have no desire to get into a debate about whether he was a dead man walking as soon as the idea popped into his head. However I will say, I can see his point. I often rely on Boatman to (verbally, no spreadsheet involved), point out the time elapsed between ‘encounters.’ Often what I think was just the other day, has been a bit longer. That’s what happens when all your days bleed in to one another.
Anyway what this argument has done for me, is really point out the difference between the genders. In short (and I’m making broad gender stereotypical statements as I say this), men are in the mood a little more frequently than women. (In other words, all the time.)
Apparently this was the wrong thing to do. In fact the only thing worse I could have done, was compose a spread sheet of my own, of all the times I had been looking for some action, but let it slide on account of a hundred different reasons.
It was at this point he chose to (further) educate me on the finer details of marriage. Because clearly, I need the tips. 😉
And I, in turn, am here to share them with you.
Point One: Just because you don’t want to be bothered when you’re not in the mood, does not mean he doesn’t.
Apparently, it’s not offensive to fellas to let them know that a bit of nookie is on the table.
Point Two: It’s not really a case of ‘I don’t want it,’ so much as ‘I’m just doing a great job pretending I don’t because I don’t want to nag you.’
Case in point.
Point Three: When in doubt, shag.
I can’t make it any clearer than that really.
Bonus Point: Unless wanting to be an internet sensation, spreadsheets are rarely helpful.
Do you need a reminder every now and then, or are the tables turned at your place?