I know you are probably sitting there with a confused look on your face, wondering about the title of this article, but bear with me here! Let me start at the beginning…
Okay, so my dh and I have never had a TV in our bedroom. Don’t let that fool you though, because we are both movie addicts. That was part of the attraction when we were teens, was that we were both so into movies. It wasn’t unusual for us to go see three movies at the theatre every weekend. Dramas, comedies, action, thrillers, historical fiction, military, horror, and our favorite…Human Interest! After we married, we would rent several movies each week and get snacks and snuggle under a blanket together to watch them. We joked to others that we bonded over movies, but in reality it was the truth. Our shared sense of humor and taste in genres was a perfect match!
Well here we are two kids later and we have never had a tv in our bedroom. (I mean, we’ve all heard countless speakers talk about how tv’s shouldn’t be in your bedroom anyway, right?) Our “movie viewing” times are few and far between because although our big screen tv in the den is nice, our kids are middle-school age now and have a later bedtime. Our ‘alone time’ in the den is almost non-existent. When you add that to our busy schedules, it puts us into a rut!
Enter the new bedroom TV! I decided all on my own that I wanted to get the satellite hooked up in the bedroom finally. When I told my dh about it, he said “Well, if we’re going to get a tv for the bedroom then we might as well get a really good one!” (He is of the “you should only spend your money once” mindset.) So off we went and came home with a really nice big tv for our bedroom. The next day the satellite man came out and hooked us up with our new TIVO receiver. And since then, things have been great! No, seriously… we haven’t had this much sex in a long time!
I had no idea what impact getting a tv in our bedroom would have on our sex lives. It certainly wasn’t planned. Since we now have a tv in there, we shower and cuddle in bed (ie: alone, away from said kids) while watching our movies or shows. And that leads to massages and fondling and petting and kissing and… well, you know
I noticed this phenomenon first but said nothing. About a month after we had the tv my husband noticed it and asked me if I realized how much sex we’d been having lately!
So there you go. My story of how adding a tv in our bedroom (after 18 yrs of marriage) helped to spice things up for us! Who knew?! I think that this just goes to show that there are exceptions to every rule, and the next time we hear a preacher or speaker talk about how televisions have no place in the bedroom… we’ll just keep our thoughts to ourself.
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