January 13th, 2011
by Terri Libenson
Happy New Year! Letâ€™s start off 2011 with the most captivating topic I can conjure up. I donâ€™t think itâ€™s any secret that I like to approach this off-limit topic in the funnies: you got itâ€¦sex. Also known as its watered-down, print-worthy euphemism, â€œintimacy.â€
I think sex is an honest and intrinsic (well, letâ€™s hope) part of marriage, and therefore I deem it a necessary subject in my brand of story-telling. Weâ€™re talking about fleshing out a narrative that runs through the mind of a married woman. If sex isnâ€™t occasionally on her mind, wellâ€¦she definitely wouldnâ€™t be my alter ego (sorry if youâ€™re reading this, Mom).
Actually, as far as the character goes, I also cover the lack of sex on the mind. Or, I should say, the lack of time and inclination. After all, sheâ€™s an exhausted working mom.
To sum up, I cover all my bases. Jill and Rob certainly try to find time for intimacy, whether itâ€™s spontaneous or scheduled. They also find excuses not to have sex (well, she does). Whatever the case, Iâ€™m glad to broach the topic. Itâ€™s something virtually everyone is interested in. Mâ€™right?
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