Better than sex (almost)

January 18, 2017


A great shampoo

I’m not sure I like anything better than a great shampoo. I once had a stylist with long, strong fingers with which she massaged and scrubbed my scalp without stopping for nearly the entire shampoo. Strong fingers and not stopping after a few strokes, that’s the key to a great shampoo. And that “not stopping” is one of the keys to great sex, too. Funny, that.

better-than-sexPlaying with puppies or kittens

There’s nothing like cuteness overload, that “awwww!” factor of playful baby animals. So frisky as they frolic, so adorable, so innocent and sooo much fun. The popularity of toy breeds tells me that many of us wish they could stay small forever.

Back scratches

Don’t you just love it when you need a good back scratch and there’s someone around who can do it? They have yet to make a back scratcher as good as the real thing. Because when you need a good back scratch, well, you neeeed it.

And again, it’s not stopping that makes a back scratch good. So far that’s true of shampoos, back scratches and sex.

Endorphin rush after a big cardio session

Even though I’m blessed with an abundance of serotonin, I do love a good rush.  A heavy cardio session with great rock and roll playing often gives me a rush better than any drug.

better-than-sexA piece of chocolate cake

I mean it and not just because I’ve been doing a Whole 60 and haven’thad chocolate cake in a really long time.

Regardless. A yummy piece of chocolate cake is better than sex. (Eat enough of them and you may never again have sex with anyone but yourself….)

The hug of a small child

On Christmas Eve two little kids came up and hugged me, independently.  Seriously heart-tugging moments that made the holiday for me.

Maybe you’ll say that nothing is better than sex….but set that aside for a minute. Maybe you’ve got some things that are almost better than sex. Share what you might add to this list.








34 comments on “Better than sex (almost)
  1. ryder ziebarth says:

    The foot massage part of a pedicure. Bliss!

  2. Carla says:

    OK as I gather my thoughts I’m realizing that I more tactile – – is that the right word when it refers to myself? – – than I had thought.
    My immediate response would be the great shampoo the hug from a child the pedicure foot rub… Apparently I’m craving touch 🙂

  3. A foot massage. A neck massage, especially after a long day at the computer. Laughing so hard it makes tears stream from your eyes. That first meal after having had (and prepped for) a colonoscopy. Eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. Ahhh…

  4. Barbara says:

    Any kind of massage makes my life better. We have a day spa here that does what they call a ‘Tune-up’. It’s a 20 minute massage that focuses on your head/neck/shoulders and a foot rub. I think it’s the best thing since sliced bread Except the amazing hug my middle grandson gives me every time I see him!

  5. Diane says:

    All of the above.
    Plus: Hearing from someone who loved your book. Better than anything!

  6. robin masshole mommy says:

    None of those things are better than sex for me. I guess my husband is doing something right 😉

  7. Haralee says:

    A brownie ice cream sundae!

  8. Hugs from children and chocolate cake. Okay, I’m ready.

  9. Playing with kittens FOR SURE! I am so obsessed with my furbabies!

  10. How about a really good shower? I enjoy sex with my husband, but I also enjoy chocolate cake and cuddles with the pups.

  11. Yes!! Everything that you mentioned are spot on.

  12. Oh, yeah! I’m with ya on every one of these — although I’d replace the chocolate cake with a big ol’ dish of guacamole and some super salty tortilla chips for scooping it up.

    Love me some good back scratchin’!

  13. GiGi Eats says:

    Not going to lie – Salmon Skin Handrolls = BETTER THAN SEX!!!!

  14. Nellwyn says:

    Oh man, these are all such lovely things! Now I’m really craving a slice of chocolate cake!

  15. Amber Myers says:

    YES! I’ll take a chocolate cake any time. I also love playing with kittens.

  16. mira pstr says:

    I love kittens , I had one in the past I used to play with him all the time, so cute and whem i am not in mood he made my day 🙂

  17. Anne says:

    Massage and chocolate works wonders. I love playing with kittens , they are so cute.

  18. All very good things. Especially the head massage at the salon!

  19. Oh man…. Everything on the list is certainly good but I don’t think it can top sex for me.
    Well, maybe the closest one is chocolate. :p

    I literally giggled after typing that as I remember my husband is a chocolate man. Yum lol

  20. Katja says:

    Ill take playing with kittens and chocolate cake over sex any day. Sorry, hubby.
    Katja xxx

  21. A piece of a chocolate ice cream cake and a kiss and hug from your small one I guessed was better than any other thing including S-E-X. lol

  22. I love this roundup post! When I first started reading, I saw “Better than Sex” and assumed it would be some kind of recipe or something like that. My thinking was, “Yeah, we’ll see.” But then when I got past the graphic and saw “A great shampoo” I was like, “Wait – what??”

    It worked out though, and I love the theme. Every one of the things you chose really is better than sex – almost.

  23. Kat says:

    Oh no, I don’t like when someone invades my personal space:D So no touching or scratching my back and scalp (although massage is perfect for the hair growth, but I can do it all by myself:D). But it’s a YES from me for puppies and kittens:P

  24. I can agree with most of these… almost

  25. These are all pretty wonderful things. I’m not sure howyou can comparing each thing though as they are all so different.

  26. Erin says:

    You honestly can’t beat puppies and chocolate!! Once the puppies are pooped from playing, and you’ve had your fill of chocolate, THEN it’s time for a little “you know what” lol (Keep in mind, this is coming from a woman that’s been married for over 16 years so my priorities have changed a bit – ha!)

  27. Kiyshia says:

    Oh the back rub! I do LOVE a good back rub. Unfortunately yield don’t like people touching my feet! But a cuddle from my daughter always puts me in a good mood. Thanks for sharing.

  28. I’m not so much into back scratching, but I lovvvve back massages. For me, a really good meal and an even better dessert is what gets me going…lol.

  29. Ashlea says:

    I absolutely love massages. If I could get one all day everyday I would be in high heaven. I also love chocolate cake and milk shakes. Just mmmmmm delicious.

  30. Maryanne says:

    I would say.. A pice of chocolate cake after sex.. That is the best! LOL

  31. Elizabeth O. says:

    I love this list! LOL. Kittens and puppies are so adorable! I would go with anything chocolate, be it a cake, a bar, or a chocolate something with caramel sauce too!

  32. Chocolate covered strawberries…chocolate covered everything to be honest!

  33. Ayesha Heart says:

    Ahhh can’t beat Puppies and chocolates definitely ^ ^ Love this post 🙂 Amazing list!

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