Sunday, August 17, 2008

Hump - True Tales of Sex After Kids

I've been woefully lax at updating this site - even though I'm not at all surprised that I've been a slacker. Don't get me wrong, I've been reading lots of books - but I'm a bit behind on the "Best Sellers" lists...so I figure that the books I've been reading - you read, oh say, last summer. Or the summer before. Or five years ago! Snort.

But! Today, I get the pleasure of reviewing "Hump - True Tales of Sex After Kids" by Kimberly Ford.



Y'all! This is an amazing read.

Now, it's been a long time since I've had to worry about Shortman coming into our bedroom and saying, "Are you guys wrestling?" (Yes, it happened)

It's been a long time since I had to worry about a busted condom or an expelled IUD. Mr. Hot and I used to joke that if I hadn't been on the pill, we could look at each other and I'd get pregnant (2 miscarriages before Shortman turned three convinced me that getting my tubes tied was a much better option than going through that if I forgot to take my pill at precisely the exact same time every single day!).

Now, we're more likely to be subjected to door slamming and eye rolling if the 6'2" fruit of our loins hears us having sex. (Well, y'know, I can't always be quiet - and what fun is that anyway?)

But! This book (the first line of which is, "I love the word fuck" - you KNOW this is a woman after my own heart) isn't only for the parents of infants and toddlers. It isn't even only for those of you with young-ish children.

It's for every parent that forgets that hot, sweaty fucking or slow, gentle love-making is important for reconnecting with your partner. For decompressing after your hectic days. For remembering that you're not just Susie's mom or Bobby's dad - you're a sexual being whose needs and desires didn't disappear when you added to your family.

And it's funny. A particular "Secret" in "Secrets of the Magic Wand" (I soooo typed "want" there first, ha!) had me laughing so hard I couldn't make eye contact with Mr. Hot for a good 10 minutes afterwards.

He, of course, kept saying, "What?!? What?!?" (I told him I'd show him later. )

"Laser Lover" inspired me in completely different ways.

"Back in the Saddle" reminded me that I never bothered going to my 6-week post-partum checkup. Because I knew everything was fine after only 2 weeks. (Ooops !)

I loved this book. I loved it so much I'm going to buy someone a copy of it. Leave me a comment here and I'll send the winner (chosen by random.org) their very own copy. I'd say that I'd send you my copy, but no fuckin' way. I'm keeping this. Even the Hotfessional sometimes forgets what's important in life and needs reminding.

Love,
The Hotfessional

P.S. Comments must be submitted by Monday 8/25 - 8:00 am Eastern



20 comments:

daysgoby said...

Dude - I'm in!

Kat said...

My husband would be very happy if a book about fucking showed up in our mailbox. So I'm in.

Dizzy Ms. Lizzy said...

Sounds like a great book - - I'm in! :-)

witchypoo said...

But I want your copy with the drool all over it.

zeghsy said...

oh ree, pick me!

donna said...

need it want it ..

Nancy said...

Now THAT'S the kind of "love stories" I like to read =)

jen @ the cubicle's backporch said...

I'm not a mom, but I'm you said the magic words: fuck and sex. hee hee. Pick me!

carrie said...

OH heck ya...sign me up...we didn't get the wrestling question but our oldest let us know that we had to be more subtle now in telling each other that we wanted sex later...we were talking in *code* and she's like Whatcha gonna do, dance on top each other? with a glint in her eye...she knew what she was saying...I was like EEP...

Miss Missie said...

I swear I never win these things. Maybe Random.org will take pity on poor, poor, pitiful me? Wish me luck!

Chelsea said...

Other people have sex after kids? I must learn the secret : ).

stone said...

I love sex. Count me in!

pam said...

I'm in...

Veronica said...

I want it. Bad.

Hehe, I might even buy it if I don't win. Seriously, I am dying from lack of sex.

Pamela said...

Fabulous. The nausea that is a direct result of, well, the fucking, is pretty much preventing the fucking, so obviously I need something. Soon.

Shilly Sit Knitter said...

I so need to read this book. I have an 18 mo old and pretty much no sex life. I'll be luck if me and the hubby get it once a month.

Jacki said...

Never heard of this book, but it sounds interesting!

For the past 5 months my sister has lived with us, and so having her, her 3.5 month old son and our 4 year old daughter in the house means that we have to have quiet sex. It's still good....but we can't have it all over the house.

But she was gone this past weekend....and we had sex twice in one day. Fantastic! As soon as my husband got home from work (set our daughter down to a movie) and then after she went to bed. And it was loud.

Major Bedhead said...

Oh, man, I could use this book. I'm in.

ya ya's mom said...

oh, pick me! pick me! pick me! sounds like a fantastic read and my tall man would be thrilled to see me reading this!!

Mel said...

This sounds like a book I could really get into. :) Plus, I bet it'll motivate me to accomplish a few goals, like getting my son to sleep in his crib so we can use up the rest of that box of condoms....