We’re three weeks into the Seven Year Switch and we’ve got a lot of conflicting feels.
It’s sad. It’s addictive. It hits a little too close to home. And weirdly enough, the ‘experiment’ actually seems to be…working. *shudders*
Although technically we’re only in day two of this very scientific and not-at-all-for-entertainment-purposes experiment, the couples have started to seriously open up about the issues within their relationships. And sex, or a serious lack of it, seems to be a major cause for concern. And the solution is, obviously, talking about it excessively on national television.
Jason, who is married to Michelle and a father to two children, told experimental partner Cassie, “Our relationship is pretty much void of intimacy.”
“We have, honestly, the relationship of an 80-year-old couple where it’s like, ‘Hello, kiss, goodbye, kiss.’”
He continued, “It’s like kissing my mum. As creepy as that sounds. Like, I just can’t tell you how much I miss kissing. Like, I just so madly miss being kissed. I could probably count the amount of times I’ve had sex in four years on two hands. Easily. There’s kids in there, obviously. But at the moment, we haven’t had sex in 17 months.”
Jason was keen to remind Cassie that his lack of sex life is NOT his fault. “She’s not even remotely interested. In fact, she has said, ‘If I didn’t have sex again for the rest of my life, I would be happy," he told Cassie.
“To be honest, I’m so used to not having sex I’m just the king of not doing it now.”
But Jason and Michelle aren't the only couple struggling with a lack of intimacy.