Could You Have Sex for 7 Days Straight?

I hear the sounds of “hell yes” and “hell no” coming from many of you. Could you have sex with your spouse 7 days in a row? What if it was an attempt to save your marriage? The good people of Lifetime have started a new series called 7 Days of Sex, where they challenge married couples to make love everyday for a week, in an attempt to increase their intimacy and bring them closer together.

I just finished watching the 1st episode, and I love it. They profiled two couples who were having sex irregularly. One couple cited their children and being tired as the reason they weren’t doing the deed consistently. The other couple had no children, but were stressed by their financial situation (been there, done that). So what happens when married couples do what, well, married couples should be doing anyways? You can catch the episode online.

Could I do it? I don’t know. 7 days in a row is a lot LOL. I thought intimacy was sparse before, but try not even living in the same house. Awkward! But nevertheless, it would certainly be an experiment I’d be willing to try. One thing you’d have to do is spice it up. If you see sex as a chore or a thing on your to-do list doesn’t make it exciting. It could make you dread it instead. Vary the times and locations. Try new ways and incorporate new things. Ask what your partner wants. Tell your partner what you want.

I think that this type of intimacy is an important piece in the success of a marriage. Why else do you think a pastor brought a stripper pole into the pulpit? Even when I was reading Spousonomics, I was surprised to see that sex is one of the first things to go in a marriage. If your spouse’s primary love language is physical touch like hubby’s is, then sex will most certainly be an integral part of the way you show them that you love them.

Sex has become so taboo and hush hush, and also tainted by the media, thrown in our faces and yet people get so much anxiety when it’s talked about. Sex education should be more than preventing teens from getting pregnant. There should be a movement of sex education for married couples too. Talk about it with your significant other and see if they’d be up for the challenge, or at least game enough to watch the show with you.

Do you think a 7 day sex challenge could help a marriage? Why or why not? How important is physical intimacy in your relationship?

8 Responses to Could You Have Sex for 7 Days Straight?

  1. Seven days of sex is a lot. I think there are a fair share of men who’d be unable to perform for seven days in a row. But, if I were married (or not), I’d be up for the task. It doesn’t take that long, and I really do believe sex/intimacy is an important component of a relationship. 

  2. I’m a 7 days of sex per week kind of person anyway (I realize that’s unusual), soooo yeah I think I could do it. Not having sex often enough because our sex drives were so mismatched played a HUGE role in my unhappiness in my relationship with my ex. I think sexual intimacy is an integral part of a romantic relationship and it’s as important to work on as any other facet.

  3. My husband and I have, specifically as a challenge.  I’ve been listening to the One Extraordinary Marriage podcast for about 1.5 years now and they promote a 7 days of sex challenge every year.  They also wrote a book about it.  We participated last year leading up to our 1st wedding anniversary and we plan to start again next week leading up to our 2nd wedding anniversary.  It was physically challenging/tiring but very rewarding.

  4. No guys have commented yet.  Ok, here goes. I am going on 50, and the challenge isn’t whether my wife and I are in love, it’s whether one is physically able. I’m not talking ED, I mean that when you have a kid and a new dog, and both work full time, the energy and the opportunity isn’t always there. To any young folk I run into, I tell them to eat right, and never stop exercising. The better shape you keep yourself, the longer you’ll put off waking up to the little aches and pains older people fight off. 3-5/wk is good too.

  5. Awesome show. I’m a 26-year-old man so Lifetime isn’t my cup of tea, but I have to tune in, lol. My wife and I catch this when it comes on, and it’s a constant source of conversation.

    The biggest thing I take away from it is not getting comfortable. To feel close to you, a man needs sex. It keeps the connection and makes us feel loved. By that same token, we sometimes forget about doing the things that make our woman hot for us in the first place.

    We have to retain our masculinity and need our women to remain their flirty femininity in order to stay out of the marriage “friend zone.” It’s a constant thing, but the key is to never relax. Keep driving each other wild.

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