Saturday, September 17, 2011

KY Intimacy Experiment: Day One- Love Nest (and GIVEAWAY chances!)

A few months ago I was following a series of posts on another blog about the KY Intimacy Experiment. I was immediately interested in this because like most married couples, Matt and I have hit a rut. What most newlyweds don't know is that you too will hit a rut. Every couple does. Eventually you take for granted your partner and long gone are the days of great sex every night and feeling the urgency to get home. These days the urgency to get home is because I have to grab something and go right back out again. Matt and I hardly make time for each other and when we do, we're both too tired to care.

It is time for an intervention.

So here we are. Matt and I are taking part in the KY Intimacy Experiment and I am going to document it so you can see if it really works. The great part about this is that TWO of my lucky readers are going to get the chance to win their own kit if they have the guts to document their journey as well. I'm going to be walking you through the program, talking about the products and talking about our experiences. If you would like more information about this or see what others are saying, check out Couples Place on Facebook. So here is the kit we received:
 This basically is super exciting because these are all of the things we've been meaning to buy but we just never remember while we're at the store. So we no longer have an excuse.

Day One: Love Nest

Our daytime activity is to basically transform our bedroom into somewhere we want to be. It means cleaning up the room and making it a romantic area. What I'd really like to do requires more money than we have, so we made little changes and went from this:
 to this:
I bought us new sheets because we have a tendency to rip them. (Our sex life isn't dead folks, we have great sex.. it's just the frequency is less than ideal.) My pet peeve is always Matt's side of the room because he piles all kinds of crap on the floor and his dresser. So he went through it all and cleaned it. Then we went through our little box of toys and got rid of the ones we don't like, found a couple that no longer work, put new batteries in, and washed everything and it's all in our handy new box at th end of the bed.

Our night activity was to basically christen the room. And we did. Some to the questions asked of us in our workbook were:

1. How did your bedroom seem to affect your sex life before the revamp and after? Before our room was just the dumping zone of stuff and everytime we would come in here we'd see one more thing we need to do so it's hard to get in the mood when you see things waiting to be done. Now those are all gone so we walk in and we know exactly what is meant to happen.

2. What effects did the flowers, candles, and music have on your mood? We didn't add flowers because the cats just eat them. But the candles reminded us of our old apartment.. and that was a good thing.

3. Did you notice any changes in the way you responded to your partner and vice versa? Yes because it was kind of exciting to know all day that we had to christen our room. And to be honest? It's really awesome to have a totall clean room free of kid crap and things we need to get done. So much nicer.

I have to say, I was pretty happy Matt decided to do these challenges willingly with me. He was totally into cleaning the room and I hope he can keep this momentum going!

OK- so every Saturday night I will post about the KY Intimacy Experiment and offer you chances to win your own kit. At the end of the experiment I will put all of your entries from every single post into a bucket to win. So you are going to have a lot of chances to win... I highly encourage you to enter and spread the word. Here are your chances (and you MUST be a follower through GFC, and you MUST leave me your email address so if you win I can contact you!):

1. Comment on this post- what would you like to change about YOUR love nest?
2. Share this on Twitter (leave separate comment)
3. Share this on Facebook (leave separate comment)
4. "Like" CouplesPlace on Facebook (leave separate comment)

Good luck!

I wrote this post while participating in a blog campaign on behalf of K-Y® Brand and also received product samples to help facilitate my review.


Unknown said...

Ugh. Our room unfortunately is also my crafting space. God we need a bigger place- its killing me!!!! So yeah. I would love to get all that stuff out of the bedroom and have it less cluttered- so distracting!

Unknown said...

I'd personally like the entire house to be the love nest. It seems like whenever "it's go time" we gravitate to the bedroom. From there, the sex is good, but it's not as exciting as it could be.

Variety: It's the spice of life. And with that, I'm entered! Woo! Best o luck!

Beverly said...

I would have a bigger bed ;)

Beverly said...

I liked CouplesPlace on facebook

Beverly said...

I shared this on twitter @bmunn1973

Ryan Adair said...

OOooaaa, I am glad I read this, we just moved into our new place and we are bringing the bed over today. We don't have kids, but the cats tend to rule the roost..

I will totally be making a love nest, i'll keep you posted.

ALSO, can you buy those kits retail?

Ruth said...

My husband and I's biggest problem is our schedules. He works overnight and by the time he gets home I am up and already have started my day.

leanne_mac said...

I would like our room to stay less cluttered and absolutely, no kids toys can enter it.

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leanne_mac said...

"Like" CouplesPlace on Facebook

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Ang said...

OoooOOOooo - I'd love to try some of those products!
You have my email addy :)
I'd like to get some shit on our love nests walls... being that we just moved in together (7 months ago), we don't have anything for the walls in some of our rooms, bedroom being one. It's starting to feel empty to me, I think the loving would benefit from wall art, of any kind!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear this experiment is already working!

Shirley said...

I would love to be picked. I really need it. Happy it's working for you.

K said...

I definitely need to clean the room and adding candles is something I always wanted to do and since I don't have to worry about little kids anymore I think I will get on that right away!