A gracious, long-time friend of ours, particularly from the Happytails chatroom but also ShadowLane, recently mentioned to me that he did not know what The Sex Blanket was and could not find mention of it on this blog.
I suspect I’ve described it before on Twitter. Michael is not on Twitter (I seriously do not know why. It’s like this ongoing live chatroom … well, never mind that.). Yes, I said Michael is not on Twitter.
Anyway, The Sex Blanket is a blanket that has been draped on, over the end of, or near my bed since I received it as a gift from a friend in high school. It is wonderfully soft, has been washed a thousand times*, and sometime soon after Chris and I started having sex we discovered it was easier to wash the blanket than try to sleep in random wet spots, change the sheets while exhausted, or otherwise wash the duvet cover and/or sheets the next day. There’s no way I wished to limit sex to the night before it was time to wash the bedding!
So during playtime, the blanket frequently is tossed across the bed, with me and/or Chris on top of it. Afterward I am frequently wrapped up in the blanket, thoroughly enjoying being sore and sated. When Chris is gone, I often sleep with it and my bear and don’t even bother to get under the sheets. And when I’m really sad or just worn down, sick and exhausted, it’s what I reach for when Chris’s shoulder isn’t nearby.
The blanket was present for years of masturbation, followed by vaginal intercourse, oral sex, anal sex, spankings, bondage and other variations on similar themes. I’m nearly positive I lay wrapped up in it the night our daughter was conceived. I’m sure I considered its color when we picked out the sheets for our first house and then again in this one.
Despite all this, the blanket is rather distinctive in design and pattern. As a result, it’s never been seen in photos of us that appear on Fetlife or our blogs. It just … hasn’t. Anyone from my family would recognize it in a heartbeat, and to be honest, it’s special to me, in a Linus-esque way.
So that’s it. That’s The Sex Blanket.
* Have had sex on it for twelve years, 12 months / year, say 7-8 times / month and that’s more than a thousand horizontal playtimes and washings.