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The Five Senses are Not Just for Science Class!

Did you know that the five senses—sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch—are not just for childhood science experiments?! To have the most enjoyable experiences we should make use of all five sense in all areas of life, including intimate experiences with our spouses.  Sexual intimacy in marriage is more than about touch. Fragrances, soft music, tasty morsels, and alluring décor all serve to heighten the experience.

If perhaps you’ve fallen into a dull routine and are wondering what sexual techniques could bring some life back into your marriage bed, use this marriage quiz—eight brief questions and five Biblical tips in the results.  

First answer for yourself to find out your primary sense. Then answer what you think your spouse would say to find out your spouse’s primary sense and how to use it to add to your spouse’s enjoyment and pleasure as well as your own. Finally, to find out how well you know your spouse, give the quiz to your spouse for his/her answers, to see if your guesses about him/her were really accurate. Enjoy!
1.     For a special evening out, you would prefer to go:
a.     To a museum or an art gallery
b.     To the symphony or a concert
c.     To a gourmet restaurant or a local bar
d.     For a stroll through a public garden or green space
e.     Dancing
2.     You want to relax after work so you:
a.     Watch TV
b.     Listen to the IPod or radio
c.     Grab a few snacks or a cup of tea
d.     Take a bubble bath or shower with your favorite soap or shower gel
e.     Lay down for nap or go for a quick jog
3.     You’re in a new country. The way you most easily connect to the new culture is through:
a.     The clothing
b.     The music
c.     The food
d.     The outdoors environment
e.     The weather or climate
4.     You are out to lunch with a new business associate. The first thing you notice about her/him is that s/he:
a.     Dresses well
b.     Speaks eloquently
c.     Orders well from the menu
d.     Wears a unique perfume or cologne
e.     Gives a firm handshake
5.     You went to a party that you didn’t enjoy. What bothered you the most was:
a.     The lighting and décor were terrible
b.     The music was not your style and/or it was too loud
c.     The food was flavorless and poorly prepared
d.     There was a guest near you with funky body odor
e.     The seating was uncomfortable and the room temperature wasn’t right
6.     You are not feeling well, nothing serious, just a little under weather. You find it most helpful to:
a.     Sleep
b.     Listen to some soothing music
c.     Eat some chicken soup or drink a home remedy
d.     Rub down with Vicks Vapor Rub
e.     Curl up in a warm blanket or favorite sweater
7.     You are about to give a presentation at work. You are nervous. You find it most soothing to:
a.     Look over your notes again
b.     Give yourself a little pep talk
c.     Drink a glass of water
d.     Do some deep breathing
e.     Loosen your muscles with a quick roll of your shoulders or neck
8.     The thing that wakes you up in the morning and gets you going is:
a.     The sunshine beaming
b.     Your clock radio or a wake-up call
c.     A cup of coffee
d.     A breath of fresh air
e.     A shower
Mostly a’s: You take life in through the eyes! Song of Solomon 1:15-16 says “How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes are doves. How handsome you are, my beloved! Oh, how charming! And our bed is verdant” The Song gives us an example of how sight and colors excite passion between a husband and wife. Sexual technique which make use of the sense of sight would likely be most appealing to you. You can capitalize on your most dominant sense by gazing into your spouse’s eyes as you unite together. Discover your spouse’s body with fresh eyes. Notice his/her curves, hair, variations in skin tone, etc. If this is your spouse’s dominate sense, offer a feast for his/her eyes by wearing something alluring, or spreading your bed with vibrant fabrics.
Mostly b’s: Your dominant sense is hearing! Song of Solomon 8:13 says, “You who dwell in the gardens with friends in attendance, let me hear your voice!” The sound of our beloved's voice can be a spark to kindle a passionate marriage bed experience. Capitalize on this sense by whispering sweet words to one another. Also try playing some soft music in the bedroom. Or try reciting a love poem for your spouse. If you are not the poetic type, then try reading Song of Solomon aloud to your spouse or some other Christian marriage literature. The key, not matter what you use, is to allow the sound of your voice/your spouse’s voice to be an allurement.
Mostly c’s: Your primary sense is taste. Song of Solomon 5:1 says: I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride; I have gathered my myrrh with my spice. I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey; I have drunk my wine and my milk. Eat, friends, and drink; drink your fill of love. This passage tell us the importance of the sense of taste in intimacy in marriage. In addition to tasting through kisses, you may also wish to feed each other tasty aphrodisiacs and favorite little delights such as wine, champagne, chocolates, strawberries, etc.
Mostly d’s: You take life in through the nose! Song of Solomon 1:12-14 says, “While the king was at his table, my perfume spread its fragrance. My beloved is to me a sachet of myrrh resting between my breasts. My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms from the vineyards of En Gedi.” These passages give us an example of how tantalizing the sense of scent can be. Make use of this sense by trying to incorporate smells you love in your intimate experiences. Try massaging each other with scented oils or light fragrant candles in your bedroom. For a special flair spray your cologne or perfume on your bed sheets or sprinkle your spouse favorite flower petals on his/her pillow.
Mostly e’s: Your primary sense is touch. You most likely focus on feeling and would enjoy sexual technique that capitalize on sensations. Chances are this is already a predominate feature in your lovemaking experience, as it is with most couples. However for a fresh approach, try changing thing up with silk sheets or flannel sheets. Adding warmth may also be pleasurable, through a warm bath or shower together as foreplay. You may also want to try different sexual positions that will also change the sensations in your lovemaking experience. Additionally, a massage with warm oils or light caresses with feathers may heighten your experience.

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