Enjoying the Renewed Intimacy in my Marriage

This post about renewed intimacy in my marriage, featuring K-Y® Liquibeads, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All stories, photos, and opinions are my own. #TheMoodStrikes #CollectiveBias

Today is going to be such a busy day! I have blog posts to do, three campaigns with posts due (so over 60 posts to review), I’m returning to work after being off for three days, and then the regular day-to-day work, school, and home commitments. Life has been ridiculously busy lately and you may remember that I’ve become somewhat of a workaholic lately. Even though things are busy, I know that tonight, after the boy goes to bed, there will be a renewed intimacy in my marriage that Howard and I are enjoying so much!

**I’m going to be talking about intimate time in this post so if you’re a family member or someone who doesn’t want to read about a healthy, amazing intimate life, you might just go ahead and click one of those posts on my sidebar and read something else.

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Thanksgiving 2014

From the moment we met, Howard and I have had a physical attraction to each other. We met online and talked for quite a while before we met in person, and then dated just a short time before we became intimate together. I’ve told my family story before on the blog so you probably already know that he moved in with me within a month and we were pregnant by the next month, married within 5 months, and had a baby shortly after that. We have had periods of amazing intimacy and periods of me not wanting to “bother” with intimacy. Having a baby was hard on our marriage, not to mention I had just lost my mother, we moved, we both had job changes, and we were stressed about money, plus we were still getting to know each other along the way.

Now that we are seven years down the road, things are smoother and money isn’t as tight (although we still haven’t learned to manage it, but that’s a story for another post), and we pretty much know each other now. We still have a physical attraction with each other, but the time and energy it takes to intimate is sometimes just too overwhelming for us to go there. We had lost our spontaneity and it was no longer fun…until recently.

I mentioned last week that I had discovered K-Y® Liquibeads and we decided to take the K-Y® Liquibeads Challenge. Howard was definitely pleased with the idea of this challenge in our marriage! We started out scheduling a date night on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving because we knew that Benjamin would be at Granny and Papa’s house for the night. Since that night; however, we have been enjoying the spontaneous moments that the liquibeads can provide for us!

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I no longer have to worry about vaginal dryness getting in the way of our intimate moments and things move along quicker so even if we’re tired or only have a few moments (like before we pick Benjamin up from school) we still have time to get ready and get things done. Howard loves putting in the liquibead and then the kissing that happens while we wait for it to start working. And I love the feelings that I get from not being dry or having to worry about creating my own moisture when my mind is on a million different things.

Let me tell you a little about the liquibeads and how to use them.

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K-Y® Liquibeads come in a package of six inserts and six applicators. The liquibeads are packaged in individual blister packs for safety and the applicators are wrapped together with plastic. To get started, you will just remove one of the liquibeads from its blister pack and insert into the applicator.

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Either you or your partner will then insert the applicator into the vagina (much like a tampon applicator) and then push the plunger to release the liquibead. The plunger is only about an inch long so you won’t really feel a pushing, but you might feel the liquibead being released from the applicator. Then you only have to wait about 15 minutes before intercourse. Use that time for some pillow talk or foreplay and liven things up just a little bit more.

*Women who are pregnant or nursing should consult with a doctor before using K-Y® Liquibeads.

Y’all, this is so easy and makes things move along so much better and quicker. Believe me, Howard and I have tried other products from time to time and this is the easiest and least amount of mess (as in, throwing the applicator away is the only “clean-up” you will have) that we have found so far. We’re in the middle of our challenge and have already bought a second pack of liquibeads to start on next week so I’ll be back one more time (next week) to let you know how things are going.

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How do you create a renewed intimacy in your marriage?


  1. Beads huh? Interesting concept.

  2. I’m SO glad that you guys are finding a renewed sense of intimacy! It is so important in a marriage to be intimate, and vaginal dryness can REALLY get in the way of that. I LOVE that you’re talking about it, because so many people don’t want to talk about it for whatever reason. Like the vagina is a bad thing. Psh. It’s a great thing! A great thing that needs to be wet! #client

  3. I know this is often such a hard subject for so many couples and women. Thank you so much for sharing this great new product from KY.

  4. I think it’s great that KY is making Liquibeads. It seems like the perfect solution aside from just using lube, which can get sticky and messy and leaving no one feeling sexy.

  5. I know this an awkward conversation to have. Thanks for sharing it. We have those problems here, too.

  6. Well, now they’ve thought of everything. I like that it allows for spontaneity!

  7. I’ve never used anything like this before – but it sounds like it works well! And love hearing about ways to keep the spark alive in a healthy marriage! Nice work!

  8. Jenn says:

    Its a tough balance between the kids, jobs and house. As much as we try to make our marriage a priority something always comes up. Im hoping to change this after the holiday craziness is over.

  9. Whoever invented these is a genius.

  10. This is a hard subject for new parents. Glad they have options.

  11. Sometimes you need things like this to keep things going. I remember how my hormones were all out of whack when I was breastfeeding. Sometimes you just need something like this to feel yourself again.

  12. We are married 15 years, and are going strong.. These products are good for a little lift when needed.

  13. What a whirlwind romance! It’s amazing how motherhood and life stress can change things, isn’t it? It’s not always easy.

  14. 12 years into our marriage and intimacy is still so important!!

  15. This sounds like a great way to have an active love life in your marriage.

  16. My daughter is 2 1/2 and my husband and I still have not renewed our intimacy. Now that my daughter is getting older I think it’s time we start 🙂

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