Hi, I’m Sidney and I’m a trashy TV addict.
It’s true, I like really bad reality TV. One of my favorites just came back on the air. It’s called Millionaire Matchmaker. The concept of the show follows a California matchmaker who focuses on the millionaire clientele in Las Angeles. The show is glitzy and each date that the bachelors go on is straight out of a modern fairy tale. Plane trips to other states, exotic locations, romantic dinners. I swear half the time I watch just to see where the dates are going this time. But beyond that, it’s pretty interesting to see what types of people are on the show.
There are about three types of men who use this service: The nice guys who haven’t caught a break, those with a little baggage that’s held them back and douche bags. In one of the latest episodes, the two bachelors fell in the first and third category. While the nice guy admitted during a conversation to enjoy cuddling, the other was kind of a jerk about it. He said, and I kid you not, “Men who like to cuddle don’t get laid.”
Where is it that some good cuddling, a little spooning just doesn’t lead to more? Ever.
So many we aren’t all super cuddly women. I’ll admit that I don’t always want to cuddle. I live in Texas where it’s regularly over 100 degrees and the idea of being pressed up to another body would be just a little bit more of hell, but even then a little cuddling now and then is nice. Times like now, when it’s frigid by Texas standards, I could cuddle all day and be pretty darn happy.
I’m not sure where the macho idea that cuddling is a bad idea came from. It would seem to me that not cuddling is rather counter-productive to the getting laid bit. Women are motivated by our emotions. By touch and feel.
I think it goes without saying that some of the best romance heroes are also down for a little cuddling time. Boy, what would men learn if they read a few romance novels sometime?
Besides just feeling good, did you know that there are also health benefits to cuddling?
The physical act of touching intimately releases oxytocin, which makes us feel better about ourselves and creates a sense of happiness. Oxytocin also helps to reduce stress and lower blood pressure. The more cuddling you do, the more it releases into your system. The body can also release dopamine. No, that’s not a drug, it’s a real hormone that raises a person’s sexual desire.
So pretty much, if you want to be healthier, go cuddle someone you love. And that guy who was so down on cuddling? He also got dumped mid-date, so don’t listen to him.
It can never be said that Sidney Bristol has had a ‘normal’ life. She is a recovering roller derby queen, former missionary, and tattoo addict. She grew up in a motor-home on the US highways (with an occasional jaunt into Canada and Mexico), traveling the rodeo circuit with her parents. Sidney has lived abroad in both Russia and Thailand, working with children and teenagers. She now lives in Texas where she splits her time between a job she loves, writing, reading and belly dancing.
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Daniel’s expectations are turned upside down when he meets Chris. She’s more than a well-trained submissive. She’s a woman with a body he wants to memorize. He’s willing to spend as much time as it takes to learn her, because she might be his match and his muse. He’ll make her come so hard he’s imprinted on every inch, and then he’ll offer her the most precious thing he can, himself.