This post was sponsored by Collective Bias.
Okay, I have what be an embarrassing confession to make. But I’m not embarrassed because 1) I’m a blogger who’s known to have a big mouth (I’ll tell you my blood type, shoe size, and anything else if ya get me talkin’ long enough……), and 2) you may be a woman like me going through the same thing.should
The confession is that I’m rarely in the mood…and that I suffer from dryness. You know what I mean. Poor hubby gets the shaft (no pun intended!) pretty often because I’m either busy, stressed, or too tired after working long hours. To be honest, my lifestyle kills my mood and my ability to respond the way I should.
So when the awesome people at Collective Bias (#collectivebias) asked if I suffer from– ahem— problems “getting ready down there,” I ‘fessed up.
Then I decided to do something about it.
I made a DIY Love Box!
I decided that I wanted to make a cute little DIY “love box” that hubby and I could fill with K-Y® Liquibeads (a personal lubricant for women) and keep nearby, along with some other fun stuff, to help add some spice to our love life and help us out when things weren’t working as well as they could down below.
Thankfully, I found them in the Clinic section at Target.
I have a “thing” for metal boxes and had found this one from the thrift store for a mere $1.99! It’s been sitting around in my house for at least 6 months and I had no idea what I was going to turn it into.
This was the perfect contraption for my little DIY Love Box!
If you’re a mom like me, especially with young kids, you know how difficult it is to find time to even get intimate with your spouse. Add in a full-time job….a blog…a body you no longer focus on “keeping up”…..increasing work stress building up, and then suddenly, your intimate life is affected. Your passion is zapped. That’s what has happened to me.
That’s where K-Y® Liquibeads helps to keep things “ready” down below (no hormones, either!). I can use it 30 minutes beforehand, and I can also use it several times a week so we can be spontaneous.
Not to mention it’s pretty, don’t you think? LOL
These little beads come with an applicator you use to insert once every few days so you’re ready when you’re ready (wink, wink),
How to Use K-Y® Liquidbeads
There are 6 ovule inserts and 6 applicators. They’re not difficult to insert. To use them, remove one of the liquibeads and insert it into the top of the applicator. While lying down or while on the loo, you insert it just like you would a tampon. Even more accurate, it’s very similar to how you insert a small ovule 1-day if you have a yeast infection. I know, I know… TMI (too much information). But Liquibeads are really easy to use, and similar to use like other feminine products you may already be using. (If you’re pregnant or nursing, be sure to talk with your doctor first before using, though).
Psst! Coupon Alert!
A box of these ran me about $14.00. But there’s a coupon you can find at Coupons.com for $1.00 off any K-Y® product right now. Be sure to use it to save!
Back to My Love Box…
So in my little Love Box, I added not only the K-Y® for us, but added some decorative slips of paper that can be randomly drawn and used for spontaneity: whatever location you draw is where you must go get intimate. Heck, I included every room in my house in my Love Box! HA!
It wasn’t hard to create the Love Box. I used my favorite chalk paint for the inside and outside. I loved the graphite-black inside and the soft lavender for the outside.
First I thought I was going to paint the whole thing black, but how boring was that? I wanted a pretty love box! So I just kept the inside black instead.
I added little dots of white to finish off the box. Then I stuffed it full of the K-Y® beads, inserts, and slips of decorative “LOCATION” papers to randomly draw.
I cut out the pretty heart, decoupaged it to the top, and added more dots.
I think hubby and me are ready now to put the spark back into our love life. I feel bad that I often “deny” him intimacy when he comes ‘a callin’, but truthfully, when you don’t “work” the way you used to, it’s easy to make excuses, right? Plus, everything else seems more important, more pressing and demanding.
But with the ringing in of the new year in a few weeks, I’ve decided that I am putting more effort into keeping my intimate life priority.
And this little love box and K-Y® are going to help!
So let’s have another look:
So I know this can be an embarrassing topic, but do you suffer from dryness and feel like your body doesn’t “work” right anymore? Do you like the idea of creating a little “Love Box” to help keep the spontaneity alive? Leave a comment and add to the conversation!