Is this a good gift idea?

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Is this a good gift idea?
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Wed, 02-11-2009 - 10:49am

I am thinking about getting the board game "Speak Love, Make Love" for DH for Valentine's day. We have (as some of you may know) had some problems in the sex department for quite some time, and are trying to get 'back on track.' I thought this game might be a way of saying "I want to have a more satisfying sexual relationship with you."

Any thoughts? Other suggestions?

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Wed, 02-11-2009 - 2:21pm
I don't know that game, how does it work?
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Wed, 02-11-2009 - 2:41pm
I would think anything that said, "I am thinking of you in a sexual capacity," which this game seems to do, would be sending the right message.




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Wed, 02-11-2009 - 2:47pm

I am not sure of the specifics, but the descriptions I found go like this

"It's one thing to talk the talk. But can they play the game? Give those communication skills a higher purpose with this board game. The unique two-sided board allows couples to play a romantic game of giving and receiving that artfully melds thought and feeling with sensual pleasure. And while it is all fun and games, "Speak Love, Make Love" is also designed to foster better communication for a happier relationship."

and

"Slow down and catch up with each other. This easy-to-play game is a cooperative adventure meant to strengthen those little touches that keep romance in your life. Players move about the unique folding game board by the roll of the die. Each gives or receives as instructed when they land on an instruction space. If an activity makes one of the players uncomfortable, it is a time for sharing those feelings and deciding whether to complete the activity or roll again. A game lasts one to two hours. Speak Love Make Love includes a two-sided game board, two playing pieces, one die and easy-to-follow instructions. For two players.
Note: This game is appropriate for adults only. "

That's all I got...

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Wed, 02-11-2009 - 3:01pm
How could it hurt? It sounds easy enough, not totally dorky (some of those games, UHG) and like it's geared towards what you're after. If you both decide you don't like the game the worst that'll happen is you share a laugh that leads to something more, right?
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Thu, 02-12-2009 - 9:44am

Well, I went ahead and ordered it! I hope that he is in a good mood and can just enjoy the idea of doing something like this together. Like I said on another board, anything that gets us out of the "he wakes me up at 4 am and we have the quickest, least disturbing to my rest we can sex" rut would be good!

Everybody keep your fingers crossed, and I will post a review of the game when we've played it!

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Thu, 02-12-2009 - 12:59pm
Good luck!

 


 


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Thu, 02-12-2009 - 1:16pm

JAN!!! There you are. A couple of us (lovelyla and I) noticed that your name is absent from the top of the ML board and were speculating about it. Have you left us as CL? If so, I am sorry to see you go!

Hope all is well with you...

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Fri, 02-13-2009 - 1:34am

Hello, hello. Ah, yeah, about that.....lol.

Yes, I have stepped down from all of my CL roles, but I'm still around. Have posted over in the thread on ML.

 


 


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Tue, 02-17-2009 - 6:32pm

I don't have any experience with this particular game, but I think games like this in general are very good. I found an online game a few years back that was kind of a ripoff of Monopoly with the "Chance" and "Community Chest" cards replaced by activity cards, one pile for the man and one for the woman. The cards had 4 levels that you progressed through as the game went along, with level 1 being light petting things like "massage partner's shoulders for one minute" or "french kiss for one minute" and each one includes removing an item of clothing. Level 2 assumes you are both mostly undressed and gets into heavier petting, Level 3 is anything except intercourse and Level 4 goes all the way, with the cards telling you different positions or rooms to do it in.

You each draw a half dozen or so cards from each level before replacing the cards with a set for the next level, and the game was rigged so you drew cards MUCH more than in a regular Monopoly game.

We usually can't wait until level 4 to "end" the game.

Henry

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Wed, 02-18-2009 - 10:44am
I need to order boots like that! wow!!!!