A Birthday Gift To Remember

So after years of a sexless marriage, a wife provided a novel solution, and later, wrote about it:

Charla apparently had no intention of writing about “the gift,” as she euphemistically refers to it. She was simply a homemaker and marketing consultant, who in 2006 wanted to give her husband a special 40th birthday present.

“This is something no one else would give him,” she said in an interview. “It didn’t cost a lot of money. It was highly memorable. It met all the criteria for a really great gift.”

Brad was less than fully enthusiastic, mostly because, he says, his wife often has big ideas and poor follow-through. After all, she hadn’t been especially generous in that department since they’d had their two children. He paid closer attention when he realized that she was serious.

The gift was sex every day for a year. Another couple made a pledge to do it for 101 days straight.

The couples did “hit the wall” at some point. And when it was over, did they continue their marathon ways? Not exactly:

Today, the Browns report they have sex approximately six times a month, or double their frequency before their adventure. The Mullers decline to discuss their habits, except to say that they fall well within the national average. And, Brad said, the sex is better. “It made it much easier to be open to the idea, more spontaneous,” he said, “So you don’t go back to that always gaming for it and always trying to get out of it.”

Married couples know that sexual needs don’t always get met, but it seems that it’s also possible to have too much of a good thing. So that makes me wonder, what is the “ideal” for the average coupled person?

The ideal rate of conjugal relations is:
Every day
Five times a week
Three times a week
Twice a week
Once a week
Once every other week
Once a month
Quarterly
Annually
pollcode.com free polls

Cross-posted at Dr. Melissa Clouthier


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