"I should like to know what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out."
Oh! The weather outside is frightful...
This year is almost out and the winter months are quickly approaching. It's time to put the small sweaters away and pull out the big coats and scarves. The summer is my favorite time of year, so I tend to stay indoors practically from November until whenever Mother Nature decides to stop torturing us and allows the sun to do exactly what it's supposed to do. Of course you have the holidays...Thanksgiving, Christmas (or what have you..), and then New Years. But after all that's done, what's left? Get rid of all those overdone decorations and attempt to regift or return that bread maker (courtesy of your mother-in-law) that you will never, ever use? No thank you. Now you have no clue as to what to do in the meantime while you're indoors waiting to pull your flip-flops out again. Well, I've got the answer to that. Grab your partner and have some playtime indoors burning calories! I've composed a macro-sized list of things you could do inside when it's too cold to play outdoors!
We all get "warm" when we make love to our significant other, right? But why is that? Common sense suggests it's because of the close body to body friction. But that isn't entirely the case. It is actually because when you make love, your heart rate picks up, thus increasing blood flow to the skin and providing a body warmth that you have similar to after you exercise. So technically you aren't imagining feeling "hot and bothered."
So Nicki, you promised to tell me how I could burn calories with my lover without leaving the comfort of my own home. Here's the breakdown...I know, you're thinking we have to run straight to the bedroom, strip down to our birthday suits and have sloppy, sweaty sex. Right? Wrong! Studies actually show that making out with your lover can burn two to six calories a minute! (Give or take how much rubbing and/or petting is involved.)
Well, it is indeed the season for giving and receiving, so take that to heart. Pleasing your partner with oral sex is also a good way to burn some of those calories. (Note: There are about 7-8 calories in only one teaspoon of ejaculate) But giving a handjob can burn up to 100 calories an hour, all depending on vigor and position!
What if you're flying solo this winter? Well, that's fine too. Simply staying in bed and masturbating can help you shed those extra calories from eating too much over the holiday season. Indulging in self-stimulation can help you burn up to 85 calories an hour! (And they think you're staying under the covers because it's chilly!)
Finally, actually doing the deed. Engaging in actual sexual intercourse can help you burn up to 125 calories an hour all depending on the position, duration, vigor and/or intensity. If you're on top doing most of the work, of course you're going to burn more calories. Keep in mind that the more intense the session is, the more calories burned.
Words from my fiance: "Being that I work so much nowadays, there is no other time valued more than spending time with my fiance. But in those wonderful moments that we spend staring into each other's eyes, there are times that we don't have anything to do. I don't want her to think that I'm boring so I pull a rabbit out of my hat and suggest a few things that will make the time go by.
Me being the food loving person that I am, I love to eat. So with that being said, I love to assist my fiance in the kitchen while she cooks. Another one of the many activities that I feel makes our relationship stronger. If you are as weird as we are, you would enjoy challenging each other in video or board games. The competition is always interesting, although I always lose.
If you want to be intimate, you could indulge in cuddling with your lover, my personal favorite. This is when the two of you can express yourselves to one another. Or you could enjoy America's favorite past-time and make love until you hurt. If you are like me and can't keep your hands off of your partner, then you'll end up doing this anyway. Or you could do like most couples do and just spend some quality time with your children.
I'm always trying to find romantic things to do for my love. If she has to be in the house with me, I at least want her to smile. These are some of my favorite things to do, but believe me, the possibilities are countless. Make the best of your quality time with your lover, don't complain about being bored, and find an activity that could be pleasurable for both of you.
Thanks for reading!