7 Ways to Keep the Mystery in Your Marriage


7 (LOL) Ways to Keep the Mystery in Your Marriage

My husband and I have been together almost two decades. 17 years. That is crazy. Especially since I’m only 31. Just kidding. I’m 40 and everyone knows it.

I believe there are some things that should be kept from one another. Basic human nature aspects that really don’t need to be shared. Sure this guy is your soul mate, the love of your life. But I try to keep him from seeing the elephant ear shaped labias in actual daylight. I think romance needs to stay somewhat alive. I try to keep a shred of dignity around him. If my efforts keep him wondering, keep him thinking, “this woman has such a mystique, even though I’ve been married to her all these years,” I’m doing something right.

Here goes…

1. Only wear those pore trip nose thingies on your nose when he’s not around. I even have ‘Frownies’ which are these stick on tabs you use to immobilize your face instead of Botox. They are like postage stamps for your forehead. He will never see me in these.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

2. Hide your Aunt Flo stained underwear at the bottom of the hamper. Better yet- wash everything yourself and keep your husband from laundering any delicates.

3. Don’t go #2 in his presence. Yes, my husband thinks I, like other women, don’t poop. And honestly, I’m just going to pretend he doesn’t either. There are limits in our marriage. We can go #1 in each others’ company, but #2 is strictly off limits. What’s the worst is when we have to go to a hotel and eventually I have to have my morning poop. I make sure the fan is on and I keep a travel Febreeze in my product bag.

4.  Keep from seeing each other’s anuses at all costs. I don’t think my husband has seen mine. I can’t guarantee what my husband saw of me during childbirth. It happened so fast and the poor guy was forced by the nurse to hold my leg. I told them no, that I wanted my hooha to be a sacred shrine of adoration kept intact in my husband’s mind, but they insisted. I don’t care that porn stars bleach their back door, this hemorrhoid-addled (yes childbirth was wretched on my body) butt isn’t going to be seen by anyone (except my gyno), not even a hand mirror I hold myself. And you can guarantee I will NOT be seeing his.

5. Don’t vomit on your spouse. Thankfully this has never happened to us. Once I puked on the bathroom rug and he graciously took it out to the garbage while I crawled back in bed with the puke bowl. Which is also the salad bowl I take to our neighborhood block parties.

6. Refrain from farting during sex.  This I think I’ve done actually. We had Mexican before for dinner. I had too many margaritas. We were rolling around in the sack and I did a Carrie Bradshaw to Mr. Big for him. I think he was a little distracted about the other stuff going on and continued as usual.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

7. If you’ve snuck his razor for lady grooming, rinse it off and put it back without his ever knowing. Pubes are kind of a mood killer. Hopefully he has done the same should he borrow yours ever. Guy pubes are pretty wiry. I’m counting on the fact that he doesn’t want my Lady Schick in that jungle of his. Not that he does any manscaping down there, but if he did shave his balls- it would so be some Mach 4 razor that is only man enough for the job.

So there you have it. I think I’m about 80% mysterious to my husband. I will do my darndest to keep from him my stained underwear, hemorrhoid asshole and nose strips till death do us part.  Truly, this is key to a long and healthy, happy marriage.


The Scary Mommy Community is built on support. If your comment doesn't add to the conversation in a positive or constructive way, please rethink submitting it. Basically? Don't be a dick, please.

  1. My Half Assed Life says

    I don’t care how intimate you are with somebody, some things are meant to be private. Especially anuses.

    Farting during sex – definite no-no. It starts the giggles. Once the giggles start, Mr. Penis will think everyone is laughing at him and so much for sexy time.

    Show Replies
  2. erica says

    I’ve broken ALL these rules. I have vomited on him, he has seen my anus and all my insides thanks to an awesome csection. But, overall I wouldnt want it any other way! :) imo

    Show Replies
    • erica2 says

      I have broken all of these rules, too (except the puking one, and the fart was discreet!), and I feel the same way. We started a relationship with a full-disclosure policy and it was amazing, and so we’ve kept it in place. I like that we both feel human and accept and love each other anyways. It doesn’t seem to kill the sex at all.

      Show Replies
  3. LynnZMbH says

    Yes! Yes! Yes! I agree 100% I’ve been with my man for 8+ years and I’m pretty sure he’s still convinced that I don’t poop or fart ever. Very important to keep sexy time… sexy.

    Show Replies
  4. Regina says

    Um yeah, I giggled through this. The whole hubby holding the leg up, totally reminds me of when I had my daughter and I forced my husband to stay by my side and keep his eyes on mine, so he wouldn’t see blood and get all wobbly.

    What he’s saw, we don’t talk about.

    Love your story!

    Show Replies
    • Frugalistablog says

      My guy didn’t even cut the cord, he was that squeamish. They asked if I wanted a mirror and I said no. It just wasn’t doing it for me! Glad you liked the post!

      Show Replies
  5. Lady Estrogen says

    Excellent points!
    I farted once, but I laughed it off as a queef… but it totally was a fart. Shhh.

    He is well aware (and in agreement) that our “in sickness” vow does NOT include having to wipe each other’s bums — ever.

    Show Replies
  6. Bethany @ Bad Parenting Moments says

    So true. My husband won’t even pee in front of me. See, romance is not dead. However, some unspeakable *shit* happens during childbirth. He tried to talk to me about it once and I put my hand over his mouth. SHHHHHHHH, Honey…just be pretty. So great, Frug! xo

    Show Replies
    • Frugalistablog says

      He doesn’t pee in front of you? You are so lucky. I wish mine would not pee so loudly in front of me. It sounds like Niagra falls hitting the toilet bowl.
      Oh, do not speak of the ‘shitty’ childbirth experience. It might have happened with my son… ‘shhh’…

      Show Replies
  7. Mary Beth says

    Oh my goodness…I just about died laughing about the puke/salad bowl. As someone with a small kitchen with limited cabinet space, our bowls are very…um…multipurpose!

    Show Replies

Load More Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>