It's been 525,600 minutes since I last got my back blown out. Sex is a natural cure-all that is said to relieve tension, improve sleep, boost your immune system, and even help you burn a few calories in the process. So far, I've gone a little more than 365 days since my last dose of vitamin D, but for Adrienne Houghton, going 365 days without sex is about 365 days too long.
On a recent episode of The Real, the hosts asked Adrienne how long she could go without having an orgasm and her first question was what we were all thinking, because we all know that having a partner isn't the only way to hit the jackpot (or the g-spot):
"With somebody or myself?"
After clarifying that no sex meant no toys, no orgasms, no sexual gratification of any kind, Adrienne revealed that the longest that she's willing to go without giving her lady love some personal attention is about half a day.
"I'd say a good 12 hours. No that's a long time! That's turnaround time."
I feel you, sis, because there ain't no shame in having a high libido and a healthy sex life, even (and especially) if you're a married Christian woman. Before marrying in 2016, Israel and Adrienne announced that they would be abstaining from sex ahead of their wedding date, but the talk show host made sure to pull out all the stops for their first night as husband and wife.
Adrienne shared that she even surprised her new hubby with photos from a risque boudoir shoot that she had printed and hung on the walls of their honeymoon suite. Since they've been married, Adrienne's learned that there's nothing like some good old fashioned Christian coitius, and even revealed a few of their kinks: toe sucking.
"It is more of an erotic thing. Like Karma Sutra-esque. I have enjoyed it therefore I would gladly reciprocate that erotic feeling. You guys it is a real thing."
Although Adrienne and Israel are now close to reaching the end of the newlywed stage in their marriage, she revealed on previous shows that their bedroom is still popping like the 4th of July. Even with Israel's teenaged kids around the house, the couple is intentional about fulfilling their marital duties on a daily basis. Either through sending each other quick texts or a quick tap on the shoulder to quickly retire to the bedroom, Adrienne said that she and her husband make their sex lives a priority. Last year, she told her co-hosts:
"I know that we discussed before I got married, how frequently I'd have sex. Well, I have an announcement today. I've kept my word. The girls were telling me, you're not going to have sex every day when you get married. You think you're going to, but you're going to be tired some days. Currently, I am still thugging it out and I'm enjoying it and I have not missed a day."
Their bedroom is so popping, in fact, that her co-hosts come to her for sex advice. In the past, Tamera Mowry-Housley said one of Adrienne's tips even got her pregnant with her 3-year-old daughter Ariah. According to Adrienne, she keeps her sex life spicy by staying up on her research:
"I talk to my single girlfriends too, and be like, so what are the young kids out there doing? I feel like every few years, there's some new things happening that I didn't know about. And I want to stay up-to-date and know what's going on. So I've got some great girlfriends that keep me in the loop."
Take it from Adrienne, do a Google search and suck some toes and you'll see an immediate change in your bedroom.
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