So the other night I was flipping through the channel guide on my TV and one channel was showing something called “Lovemaking Secrets.”
I was intrigued.
This is not to say that I have anything to learn in bed.
Quite the contrary. I’m always teaching the Missus new stuff.
How do I know?
I ask her. We’re very big on communication.
Me: “Hey baby, did I teach you anything new this time?”
The Missus: (every time) “Yeah. Self-reliance.”
So I must be pretty good, right?
But never one to assume he has reached his full potential, I decided to take a peek at this exclusive content on something called the BUYIT2 channel.
Worse case, I’d be laughing at their entry-level lessons, right?
Turns out it was an infomercial for the Hurricane Spin Mop.
I admit, I was confused.
“What could I possibly learn about being a good lover from a spin mop ad?” I asked aloud.
In the other room, I heard a “Ha!” from the Missus.
See? Ridiculous to think I could learn anything from a cleaning appliance ad.
But curiosity (and something about the tone of that laugh) got the best of me and I decided to watch.
First, they started mopping the floor.
Makes sense, clean the floor before being intimate on it. As expected, pretty basic.
Not necessarily comfortable, but basic.
And in this case, the floor could really use the mopping. Ick.
Then the presenter took the head of the mop and shoved it into a narrow bucket.
Ah ha, I get where you’re going there, I thought, chuckling to myself knowingly.
Then she pulled the mop out, the head spinning rapidly as it exited.
Hmm. OK. This is…new.
Now they had lost me.
Evidently, there are some features and capabilities of my anatomy that I haven’t sussed out yet.
I know they never talked about this spinning in Sex Ed, and my parents certainly never mentioned it to me.
You’d think something like that would definitely make ‘The Talk.’
Unfortunately, the ad was long on metaphors and short on concrete explanation. When I asked the Missus about it, she just laughed.
That’s when I knew I’d blown it – clearly this phenomena is something obvious that everyone knows already.
So as amazing as it sounds, it turns out I do still have a few things to learn about lovemaking.
I’m not ashamed to admit it. I’m a better person for knowing I have more to know.
So now I’m going to do some google searches on the subject of spinning…well, this is a family friendly blog, so, you know. Spinning those thingies.
As written explanations may not be clear enough, I better do an image search, to make sure I get a full understanding.
Afterward, I think I’ll teach the Missus some more ‘self-reliance,’ whatever she means by that. I’m already pretty good at it.