Did someone mention morning stubble?

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Imagine, if you will, waking up next to this each morning. The drowsy blue eyes, slightly disheveled hair, and yes, the stubble. Sharing a morning cup of coffee. Perhaps deciding to have breakfast in bed. . . . (photos courtesy of RANet)

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I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

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    • I don’t care if he snores like a chainsaw. I still want to be right there. (If that were the case, I’d make a recording and talk him into getting checked for apnea before anything untoward happened.)

        • It should. Normally, apnea causes your mind to generate a truly horrible dream image so you wake up to scream and breathe. That’s not good, but it’s dangerous when that doesn’t happen. There are treatments, sometimes as simple as a dental splint that changes the position of the jaw or sleeping in a T-shirt with a tennis ball sewn into a pocket in the middle of the back, and other times as complicated as a machine that helps regulate respiratory rhythm. Not sexy, but at least in my world, you have to be alive and conscious to enjoy sex.

          • Benny says just recently he’s been waking himself up with the snoring sometimes. Of course, he is also battling that cold. And I have woken up before gasping for air.

            I have written articles on sleep apnea and its treatment through the CPAP machine. I just didn’t think I could stand having that Darth Vader mask over my face all night. However, it would be being dead. 😉 And I think some of the newer CPAP equipment is less bulky and claustrophobia-inducing.

  1. I’m in the middle of translating a report about electrocoagulation so is it any wonder I keep coming back to this page all the time? 🙂

  2. I would not “sleep” or “stare”. I would be a little bit more proactive next to him. Those pictures are really, really beautiful.

  3. Being proactive is a lovely thought, but if his alarm clock goes off at five and there’s a driver out front waiting for him by five-thirty to get to the set by six, just how early would being proactive be welcomed? (And you miss the statistical testosterone peak for both males and females that occurs at about 7:00 a.m., worse luck.) But on a day when he wasn’t working…

    • @Leigh, do women have a testosterone peak in the morning too? Whatever hormone it is I don’t think mine peaks at 7.00 am, that’s for dead sure. 🙂

      • Note that I said “statistical”. Approximately one-third of humans are not naturally diurnal, and some portion of those will have their testosterone peaks at other times. Yes, both men and women have those peaks, although they may be less noticeable if you’re sound asleep or under stress. The neurophysiology supports reproductive success. Because humans don’t have oestrus (go into heat), it’s important for both men and women to be interested in doing it at the same time and often. This is sometimes cited as a “reason” for female orgasm; it keeps women wanting to do it again.

          • Not a medical doctor, but my degree combines a lot of psychology and neurophysiology with engineering. Weird, I know, but I busted my behind to get that degree, including doing research. I’m retired now, but if I spot an interesting paper, I’ll read it.

        • On a side note, it was believed in medieval times a woman could not conceive a child without having an orgasm during the act. So husbands who wanted children had to make sure their wives were properly pleasured.

            • The viewpoint on sex by the Church varied somewhat over the years. I’ve done some reading up on the subject. In medieval times, it was acceptable with the church for men to go to prostitutes and otherwise seek sexual release outside of marriage; this was not the case for women. Well, the old double standard. Medical science of the day, such as it was, believed conception could not occur unless the woman had an orgasm. So men were taught to be attentive to that particular need with their wives. Of course, by Victorian times, proper ladies did not enjoy the act; they were supposed to lie back and think of England. That didn’t keep the upper classes from bed hopping on weekends at country houses and fathering/giving birth to children with someone other than their spouse. It all had to be done discretely, naturally.

  4. OMG What a post to wake up to. Love, love, love the pics and the comments! 🙂 He’s so beautiful when he’s “sleeping”; those long lashes, the softness of and hint of vulnerability about his mouth. *sigh*
    Maybe you should have added morning stubble to your list of choices in the hirsuteness post angie.

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