A fitness influencer has explained how she embarked on a 30-day sex challenge with her partner - and revealed how it changed her marriage.
Steph Claire Smith has a successful career, is mother to the cutest little bubba, and is keen to keep things fresh in her relationship.
So, she decided to take part in an intimacy challenge for 30 days in August.
The idea was that every day Steph and her partner had to engage in an act of physical intimacy that was
'further than kissing but doesn't necessarily have to be sex'.
She explained: “We’re tired and there are dry spells but whenever we are intimate, it makes everything else better.
“As much as I hate to admit that, as there are times I just don’t want to do it, I know when I really think about it, when we are close in that way we are nicer to each other and more cuddly."
Though, the hardest part of the challenge, Steph explained, was finding the time to be with each other.
"There are nights where it is a full-on task," she noted.
"There have been days where we have had an argument and then we have to have sex. But in the back of our minds, we really want to do this for each other so we work through it."
Honestly, we respect the dedication.
Steph went on to add: "There are some days, as there are without a challenge, where you genuinely really feel up to it naturally without it being a task so there have been times where it's felt easier and it has felt like more of a habit but it's still hard."
It turns out the 30-day challenge has had a big impact on the couple's relationship.
Talking about the challenge on her podcast Keep It Cleaner, Steph answered the question have 'things become more intimate?'
She answered: "It’s been two months, and general intimacy, like cuddles, have increased."
However, she went on to add: "The number of times we’re having sex per week has only slightly increased, if not, it’s the same."
Saying this, the whole reason behind the challenge wasn't to increase the frequency the couple were having sex, just to encourage them to have more sweet, tactile moments.
What do you think of the challenge? Would you ever try it out with your partner?
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