Today’s portion of the experiment involves thinking outside of the box (ha … HA) and focusing on having fun together, outside of just sex. Reports in the study show that boredom outside the relationship can directly affect just how ‘boring’ it can get inside the bedroom, and today’s agenda prompted us to get busy outside the house, doing things that we’ve never done before.
After thinking long and hard about something we’ve never done – together or otherwise – we chose one of the most random, and ultimately, stupidest things ever.
See, we live by the beach. Literally – we’re like, a half-mile away. But before you go getting all excited and wondering what fabulous beachside locale I live at, I’ll tell you – it’s a COLD BEACH this time of year. We’re talking polar bear-cold. We’re talking ‘don’t even go near the shoreline ’cause it’s so fricking frigid’ cold. It’s not pleasant, to say the least.
Last month, the town decided to jump on the New Year bandwagon by hosting a polar bear swim. When I read about it in the paper, I laughed and thought, ‘Crazy asses. You couldn’t pay me to do that crap.’ Even though I LIVE almost on top of the ocean, the water’s got to be at least eighty degrees for me to get in (I know, pathetic, right?). But despite the fact that I was adamant that this polar bear thing was whack, my husband, the thrill-seeker, was intrigued, saying that he’d never done anything like that before either.
Fast-forward to today.
And you know where I’m going with this.
Yes – we did. We took the dip, fully clothed, in the ocean near our home today. We got our vehicle all nice and toasty, spread blankets and towels over the seats, and left it running while we did the ultimate in stupidity and immersed ourselves
Guys? You don’t KNOW the meaning of the word ‘cold’ until you willingly walk into the ocean on a thirty-five-degree day, when the water’s temperature is a whopping thirty-nine, according to NOAA.
I can’t say that it did much for bonding, but it definitely woke us the hell up. I appreciate the whole ‘doing something new’ together, but next time? I’ll leave the polar bear plunge to the experts. Even saying ‘I thought I was going to die’ is putting it mildly. All I could think of was the epic line in Titanic when Jack is beseeching Rose not to jump off the back of the ship (crazy ass ho):
” … Water that cold, like right down there … it hits you like a thousand knives stabbing you all over your body. You can’t breathe. You can’t think. At least, not about anything but the pain.”
Bonus, though, do you know how hot car sex is on a freezing, overcast day when you’re half-frozen, wet, and trying to suck up as much body warmth as you possibly can?
Check out K-Y’s Facebook page, Couples Place, to hear more about the experiment, and as always, don’t forget to enter in the comments for your chance to win a kit of your own from K-Y, just in time for V-Day!
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. In addition, K-Y® Brand sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.