I'm Too Sleepy for Morning Sex


Dear Mouthy Housewives,

Way back when the baby came and I quit my job to do the whole “stay home with the baby” thing, my husband and I went through the usual schedule upheaval.

I was, and still am, a night owl. I actually do better on 6 hours of sleep than 8, but that’s merely background info. For these and other reasons, my husband and I moved our regular marital activity hour to before work instead of nighttime. His work, that is.

Well, it’s years later, and to be quite honest, it has never been my favorite way to wake up. Or be woken up. Hell, I’m barely awake, and barely participating.

While I’ve never exactly been enthusiastic about sex in the first place, I certainly like it a lot better when I’m more conscious than a tranquilized moose. He, however, has the normal hormones of a male raging at 6am. How do I go about moving this time back to when I get into bed? I still tend to go to bed an hour or two after he does, but he still leaves for work an hour before my preferred wakeup time, so fair’s fair, right?




too tired for sex

Dear Sleepy,


Hey, I’m an early riser, so send your husband over! The lengths that we Mouthy Housewives will go to solve your problems.

Let me address what I consider the main problem here:   You’ve never been enthusiastic about sex in the first place.   Great sex is one of life’s greatest pleasures, right along with The Real Housewives of New York. And with the season now over, what else do we have to look forward to but fantastic sex? 

Unless it’s not fantastic.  If it’s just “eh”, then I don’t blame you for wanting to hit the snooze button.  So aim for  the fantastic!  There are plenty of books/articles/websites to guide you through this process. Why not start with this fun foreplay map, brought to you by Oprah? (Don’t worry, Oprah’s not included.)

And as for how do you move the passion hour back to night time, I suggest the good ole standby of, “honey, I’m ready!” I hear that’s timeless.

Good luck!

Marinka, TMH

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