Brittany Gibbons recently published an article on Good Housekeeping about her year of having sex every single day.
Now, as many of you might, right away when I saw this title I was a little concerned. 365 days of sex? Did they still enjoy it by the end? Did it become a chore? Has this lady undergone laser-hair removal treatment because otherwise that sounds like a hell of a lot of shaving cream and razor blades?!
This adventure, however, was not started because of a bet or even an article. Gibbons said she began thinking about trying out this sexual extravaganza after she began realizing how her husband never saw her naked. Like many women, as she aged, Gibbons began to feel self-conscious of her body and started hiding it from her husband.
"I didn't let myself be naked. I kept the lights off during sex, hid my stomach and boobs inside a camisole, and I waited for my husband to leave the bedroom before barreling from the shower to my closet to get dressed" Gibbons explained.
So after talking to a trusted friend, Gibbons underwent the ultimate sexual expedite: to sleep with her husband every single day for a year. She said how this would force her to deal with her own naked body every single day, and ultimately it was less of an attempt to save her marriage as it was an attempt to come to terms with herself.
At the beginning, Gibbons admits, it was rough. "I'd be standing at the sink taking out my contacts when it'd hit me ... I still had to have sex before falling asleep." However, as time went on, it became less and less of a chore and more and more of something that she was truly looking forward to.
Gibbons explains how she began to feel more confident in both herself and in her relationship.
"We were more romantic with each other, touching arms as we passed, kissing longer before work and not just the cold familiar peck. Our relationship was stronger and better when our intimacy was flourishing."
Gibbons noted that through the months, she began to hide her body less. She began to enjoy all that her body offered her and all that her body offered her husband. She began to feel sexy again and began to truly enjoy the act of sex, regardless of if she was 100% proud of her thighs.
Reflecting on the experience, Gibbons explained how coming to terms with her body, herself, and her relationship has helped her become a better person in every aspect of her life.
"I learned that I am a better wife, a better mother and a better woman when I take the time to be secure in my relationship and selfish about feeling good about myself. I am not the best version of myself when I am insecure and panicky."
So... if all it takes for us women to feel confident in ourselves is 365 days of getting laid... bring it on, am I right, ladies?
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