Valentine’s is a funny old thing. It is a day meant for romance; for connections, for flowers and chocolates and jewellery.
(In fact, if any one would like to buy me jewellery this valentines, I have a wonderful wishlist post hanging around from Christmas).
Valentines is a day meant for spending time together and having the wildest, swinging from the ceiling and waking the neighbours sex. Or so I am told.
Yet Valentine’s for me has always been more about my girlfriends. I’ve never bought my husband a valentine’s present – but I’ve definitely bought my best friend one. You see, I can have earth shattering sex with my husband any day, right? But how often do we celebrate our friendships?
That said, I’ve been married close to five years which means there is no mystery with my husband anymore. I know him inside out and he knows me. Not to be too soppy, but we’re a perfect fit. Of course, we bicker and argue and have our problems. But we are just right for each other. We are both a bit cranky. We are both stubborn. He likes to play computer games whilst I read my books or work on my blog. I go out with my friends for brunch and shopping. He goes fishing.
We work and we’ve been together for five years so, perhaps, it is time to play around a bit.
Enter, Love Drop; a couples subscription box of date nights delivered straight to your door.
“Make it your agreement with each other that you will promise to try whatever arrives.”
Bi-monthly, on the 5th, Love Drop dispatch a small box filled with goodies meant to invigorate and refresh your sex life. The premise is that ‘trying something new helps keep your relationship fresh and exciting’ and the box ‘encourage(s) you to explore each other and branch out.’
Now I really buy into the ‘if aint broke, don’t fix it’ mentality and so was naturally skeptical about a subscription box designed to create change. That said, I have found the box immensely fun.
It came packed with chocolate, a scented candle, condoms and lubricant, prompt cards and a luxury vibrator from Lelo.
Not only this, but it comes with a dates & challenges card that includes three challenges designed to bring you closer and a date night idea to ensure you spend some quality time together.
Now, I’m not going into all the gory details on how we found this box. It suffices to say we enjoyed it; even if part of that enjoyment was laughing at the implausibility of one of the positions suggested. I think, had we tried that particular suggestion, one of us would have ended up with broken back!
But I did really enjoy this box and I do highly recommend it. It costs £45 so it isn’t the cheapest of subscription boxes but, given that the Lelo alone retails at over £69, it is definitely worth the money. And, for those nights home alone, the Lelo Nea is quite a wondrous little vibrator.
So, perhaps this Valentines, hubby and I will be staying in with a bottle of something and our prompt cards. Or, perhaps, I’ll be drinking rum with the bestie …. who knows?