Not in the mood? Sometimes it happens but you don’t really want to tell your significant other the thought of a pint of ice cream and binge watching Netflix sounds more appealing than getting frisky. It’s crucial to have a log of excuses ready to go. However, you need to get creative because using classics like “I’ve got a headache” screams of falsity and your SO might end up offering you a painkiller instead of respecting your need to finish the last season of Breaking Bad (again).
Of course, the options for your excuses will sometimes be dictated by your gender. If you play your cards right, you might be able to swing a raincheck on top of a little pampering. You can always customize your excuses for your own situation and preferences, but here are a few samples to get started. Who knew putting something off could be so simple?
1. Sprained muscles
When you sprain or strain a muscle, people have to take your word for it. There’s no tangible or physical evidence, and it also shows proof that you were working hard for that ripped body (perhaps a little too hard). It earns you sympathy points, “heals” quickly and makes you look like a badass.
2. You’re coming down with something
The early stages of the flu or cold can be tough to spot, but you feel them immensely. However, there’s very much truth to 24 hour bugs and many times your body can fight off an illness before it takes over. This buys you a day, plus it also shows that you care too much about your SO to want to give him or her your illness.
3. Ply them with food
Food hangover, anyone? If you’re in the mood to splurge, you can always whip up (or pick up) a delectable meal and encourage a little gluttony. Few people are in the mood when a food baby is present, and you’ll shine because you treated them to an indulgent meal. Just be careful with any wine or cocktails, since those are an aphrodisiac.
4. Hearing the kids
Obviously this one will only work if you have kids at home, but wanting to prevent them from the traumatizing ordeal of hearing their mom or dad getting it on is a very valid excuse. You can also be worried that one of them is getting ill, which means you need to play doting parent for the night.