Pre-Sex Mental Checklist
There are occasions when we just don’t know what the end of an evening is going to bring. Dinner, then a movie, perhaps we holding hands as we walk down the main boulevard and window shop, or a glass of port wine or a cup of coffee in front of the fireplace and a goodnight kiss. Perhaps the kiss will turn into a make-out session. The next thing you know, buttons are being unbuttoned, zippers are being unzipped, and hooks are no longer connected to eyes. What happens next? I consider. But, I’m not prepared!
Sex is great. Spontaneity is great. The combination of the two is exciting. The problem with the “unplanned” is that there isn’t an opportunity to make the appropriate arrangements that are necessary to ensure ease of mind. So, in a split second, almost subconsciously, I run through our pre-sex mental checklist to determine and hopefully eliminate any stumbling blocks that could effect the outcome of the impending sexual experience.
The Pre-Sex Mental Checklist can be divided into four categories: the essential checklist, body related issues, clothing related concerns, and emotional issues.
The Essential Pre-Sex Mental checklist
· Who is supplying the birth control? Is there enough?
· When was my last menstrual period?
· Did I shave my legs?
· Do I have intestinal gas?
· Do I know his name? If not, will “Oh, baby” suffice?Body Related Issues
· Do my breasts disappear into my armpits when I lie on my back?
· Do I have any tattoos, piercings, bruises or scars that will require explanation or result in disgust, laughter or pity?
· When was my last bikini waxing appointment?
· Are my toenails painted? Or are there just remnants of a pedicure that was done three weeks ago?
· Do I have any band-aids on my body?
· Do I have any embarrassing acne or break-outs?
· Do my joints crackle?
· Is my nose clean?
· Is there anything in my teeth?
· How’s my breath?
· Do I get severe bed head?Clothing Related Concerns
· Do I have too much make-up on? Will it rub off and ruin the pillowcase?
· Will he be frightened when he doesn’t recognize me in the morning?
· Am I wearing sexy underwear?
· Am I wearing that underwear?
· Is my bra worn out, baggy or have wires that may cause injury?
· Are my shoulder pads being held on by my bra-straps?
· Am I wearing any clothing that is difficult to remove? (i.e.: pantyhose, tummy control garment)
· Am I wearing any garments that have tight elastic that, when removed, will leave a red ring around my waist or under my breasts?
· Am I wearing knee-hi stockings?
· Am I wearing any jewelry that will cause scratching or choking?
· Will I stress out over my clothes wrinkling on the floor overnight?
· Should I keep my jewelry on or is this an all-nighter?
· Do either of us consider this to be a one night stand?
· Do I want to see this man ever again?
· If we are at my house, how do I get him to leave before morning?
· Am I expecting any phone calls from other men, a member of the clergy, or my mother?
· If I’m at his house, what excuse will I use to leave before daybreak?
· What will I say if the sex is mediocre-to-bad?