I Love My Dog, But Oh! You Wife!
June 6, 2014 9:22 AM Subscribe
How can I return the spontaneity to my sex life now that I have to share the bed with a blanket-hogging dog?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (28 answers total)
Time was, my wife and I would frequently cuddle before bedtime, and if we both happened to be in the mood, it would end up with spontaneous sexytimes.
Four years ago, we got a dog. The sweetest, silliest, most loveable dog you ever met. However, a couple of months after the dog was housebroken, she started jumping up on the bed and sleeping between us. She's a small dog, but she sprawls, and she always positions herself in bed directly between me and my wife and suddenly weighs a thousand pounds and won't be moved by any force on earth.
This has made cuddling incredibly awkward, and as a result, spontaneous sexytime is mostly a thing of the past. If we decide that we really, really want to have sex, we put the dog out of bed, but she whines, and at any rate, having to forcibly remove a small thousand-pound dog from bed pretty much kills any spontaneity.
I've mentioned the problem halfheartedly to my wife, but she feels bad about making the dog sleep elsewhere. It doesn't help that we have a young child now and we're both too tired to think about sex much of the time.