Barry recently suggested that we consider some type of friendly competition. He also suggested that a Trivia Pursuit game might be a good source of competition. We have all played that game years ago, but not recently. Also, none of us claim to be very good at it, so it seems like it would offer a reasonably level playing field. We all seem to be agreement on that, so now we are considering the make-up of the teams (such as couple vs couple or men vs. women) and what the prize should be.
Under serious consideration are:
- Men vs Women, with the losers having to completely submit to whatever the winners desire that evening. There would be no restrictions on what the winners could require or do, unless the spouse of a loser felt uncomfortable with something that was being required of his/her mate. For example, if the women are victorious, I could object to and block something that Carol wanted to do to Barry. If Barry objected to something, he could not say 'no' unless I felt it was inappropriate.
- Couple vs Couple, with the losing couple being required to completely submit to the winning couple. Again, there would be no restrictions unless a member of the winning couple felt uncomfortable with something his/her spouse was requiring of a member of the losing couple. For example, if Barry and I are victorious, Barry could object to something that I wanted to do to Henry or Carol. If they objected to something that I wanted to do, they could not say 'no' unless Barry felt it was inappropriate.
We have had several discussion about which competition would be the most fun, as well as about whether there should be any hard limitations about what the winners can require, especially with respect to sexual activities. At the moment, Carol and I would like some hard limits specified. However, Barry and Henry are comfortable with relying on the ability of their spouse's objections to keep things under control.
This has been an interesting exercise in finding a new way of raising the bar. Consequently, we have decided to share our thoughts and request feedback from our readers. We are not asking for a vote, but for thoughtful input that we want to consider before making our final decision.
We look forward to hearing from you,