Lifetime has a new show out called “7 Days of Sex” and although the title is a bit racy, the show is actually very eye opening and insightful. The show consists of married couples, two per episode, taking on a challenge to fix their relationships by having sex every day for a week. Many people would welcome this idea but it is not as easy as it sounds. Viewers watch as the couples try to integrate this challenge into their daily routines and it forces them to confront other non-sexual issues in their marriages.
For instance, Chantal and Derek James, the only African American couple so far, have been having issues because Derek feels neglected because Chantal’s attention is mostly focuses on their three toddlers. Chantal feels like her work is unappreciated and is hurt because Derek never officially proposed to her and never gave her a ring. Although the couple only completed six of their seven days of sex, they were forced to confront these issues. Chantal had Derek spend a day at home with their kids and he was able to see what she went through on a daily basis. He also took her out on a date with one stipulation: she couldn’t speak of their kids for the whole date. Chantal failed and it made her see why Derek felt neglected. That incident also made Chantal get a little creative. She decided to play hide-and-go-seek with her kids and husband except while the kids were hiding or seeking, Chantal and Derek were canoodling in a corner or behind a door.
As a single but committed person, I like to watch shows like this because it gives me lessons that can be applied to my own relationship and a future marriage. I was really happy to see this couple because it is always good to see African American couples on television. Also, I got to see them in their element instead of a pristine image. Now, don’t get me wrong, I like seeing happy Black couples but I also like to see how couples work out their issues. Overall, it is a good show and there is something to learn from every couple on the show, regardless of their couple.
You can catch “7 Days of Sex” on Thursday nights at 10 pm EST on Lifetime. You can also catch it online here.
BMWK, have you watched this show? Would you and your spouse try this challenge?