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It’s the “Cheer Melen Up Without Hurting His Back!” giveaway!

May 9th, 2014

giveaway sponsor logosPlease note: It is super important that you read and follow the directions.

M’s in pain. Lots of pain. I gave a basic description of what’s been going on here, if you’re interested.

At the time of that writing, we’d decided to talk to a chiropractor about the situation before committing to surgery because M really didn’t want surgery. And we did, but if we weren’t optimistic before talking to the chiropractor, we were even less optimistic after our conversation (despite the fact that it would have been super cool to be able to say that M’s doc used to work for the New York Giants). Not only because it kinda sounded like hooey, but also because M’s insurance doesn’t cover what the chiropractor wanted to do because the medical world isn’t sure, yet, that it isn’t hooey.

We had to go back to M’s neurosurgeon to find that out. The chiropractor told us most insurances didn’t cover it, but he didn’t tell us that they didn’t cover it because there’s no confidence that it solves the problem.

So…we decided against the chiropractor’s suggestion, and scheduled the surgery.

Once we’d made the decision, it all happened really fast. On Tuesday, we left the neurosurgeon, and drove to M’s PCP for clearance. From there, we drove to the imaging place to pick up the disc containing M’s MRI and X-rays. On Wednesday, we drove to St. Peter’s Hospital for pre-op. On Thursday, my mom drove up from Maryland to drive us to and from the hospital (I still don’t drive), keep me from completely losing my mind in the OR waiting room, and help us out for a couple days after the surgery. And Friday morning, we piled in the car at 8am and headed off to send M under the knife.

I was petrified. A lot of things can go wrong with spinal surgery. A LOT OF THINGS. And I couldn’t stop thinking about each and every one of them.

I tried really hard not to let M know how scared I was. I sat with him while he waited to go back to the OR, and made jokes about the people on Let’s Make a Deal, trying not to fidget. I have a permanent indentation on the inside of my cheek where I chewed relentlessly to avoid crying. And the second my mother and I were out of sight of M and the other people waiting for loved ones to come out of surgery, I completely fell apart.

I’m still worried. Who wouldn’t be? But M made it through the surgery okay, and he’s now in recovery. Slowly but surely, things are getting better, but Wednesday, he had a lot of swelling, and Thursday, he felt really sick.

This giveaway is all about new ways to cheer him up and keep him positive while he’s healing. More about that in the entry directions. First, let’s talk about those prizes!

The Prizes

First Prize: The New We-Vibe Touch provided by SheVibe.com!

Second Prize: The New Tantus Amsterdam Small provided by Tantus, Inc.!

Third Prize: The Lovehoney Beaded Sensual Glass Butt Plug provided by Lovehoney.com!

Honorable Mention: Gun Oil (silicone based, 2 oz), Gun Oil H2O (2 oz), Pink Water (3.3 oz), Pink Silicone (3.3 oz) provided by Pink and Gun Oil!

Social Media Prizes (2): A sample pack containing the following: Gun Oil High Caliber Male Performance Enhancement (dietary supplement), Gun Oil (silicone based), Gun Oil H2O, Gun Oil Force Recon (hybrid), Gun Oil Gel (water based), Gun Oil Loaded (water based cream), Gun Oil Stroke 29 (water based cream), Pink Elevate Female Performance Enhancement (dietary supplement), Pink Unity (hybrid), Pink Indulgence Crème, Pink Frolic (specialty toy lube), Hot Pink (warming lube), Pink Water, Pink Silicone, and a coupon for 30% off your next order at GetLube.com provided by Pink and Gun Oil!

Disclaimer: Use products at your own risk. Read all ingredients and instructions provided before use. Giveaway sponsors (SheVibe.com, Tantus, Lovehoney, Pink, Gun Oil) are not liable for any adverse reactions due to allergies or misuse of the products. Giveaway hosts (Melen and Rayne) are not liable for any adverse reactions due to use of these products.

How To Enter

There are a few ways to enter, the first being agreeing to the terms. That one is mandatory, and can be found in the widget below. Everyone must complete that entry to be considered, but that is the only entry that must be completed.

If you’d like to win First, Second, or Third Prize, or Honorable Mention, you must complete a task for me. It’s super simple. Ready?

This thing with M has been going on since September of last year. I’m pretty good at cheering my man up, but I’m running out of ideas that won’t hurt his back. My most recent attempt was buying smiley-faced french fries to have with dinner some night this week. Yeah…they’re getting really lame. So! Your mission, should you choose to accept it (and if you don’t, your only prize option is a sample pack of lubes and performance enhancement pills), is to throw out ideas for cheering M up and keeping him positive while he heals from spinal surgery. These things cannot involve sex (because cumming hurts…duh?), touching M’s back, or too much bending or twisting on M’s part. You can submit these entries via the comments below, or in an email to rayne(at)insatiabledesire[dot]com. Be sure to mark the “Cheer M Up!” entry option in the Rafflecopter widget below. You can make one suggestion each day of the contest.

The third and final way to enter is to share the shit out of this giveaway so other people have the chance to enter. Sharing is caring, after all. One winner will be chosen randomly via the Rafflecopter widget. The other will be whoever has the most social media entries. Each of the winners of these prizes will receive a giant sample pack of lube (listed above).

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  1. Camryn
    May 24th, 2014 at 21:46 | #1

    Dress the cats up like people! It’s always funny to see that

  2. Camryn
    May 24th, 2014 at 23:06 | #2

    Dress the cats up like people!

  3. Calvin
    May 25th, 2014 at 08:38 | #3

    Have a movie/tv series night, that you can watch together. Paired with his favorite food/guilty pleasure.

  4. May 25th, 2014 at 09:22 | #4

    Watch your favorite childhood cartoons.

  5. Sandra
    May 25th, 2014 at 16:37 | #5

    Take a trip out to the waterfront (if there is one around you). Would be nice to get some fresh air, be by the water with the breeze and sun. Can walk slow and take your time too.

  6. Sandra
    May 25th, 2014 at 16:38 | #6

    Any question under the sun for you two: How did you two meet? What is your story? 🙂

  7. Camryn
    May 25th, 2014 at 21:06 | #7

    Soak and scrub his feet. It’s soothing and you could make it very submissive and loving.

  8. Sandra
    May 26th, 2014 at 13:01 | #8

    Pick up a good new book for him to read

  9. Camryn
    May 26th, 2014 at 22:33 | #9

    Buy him a balloon!

  10. Camryn
    May 27th, 2014 at 23:49 | #10

    Pick a song he really likes and rewrite it just for him. Bonus points if you can work his name in!

  11. anancites
    May 28th, 2014 at 11:30 | #11

    When I broke my foot, I invested a lot of time into crafting. That’s my primary hobby besides things that require physical activity. I would suggest, if he has a hobby he can still do right now, buy him something new related to it or spend time with him while he does it. Or if he doesn’t have a hobby he can do right now, find him one.

    I’ve also started journaling recently with my best friend, both for my own benefit and for hers since she’s had a rough time lately. I’ve been using the Flava app and I like how it gives me something to do when I’m otherwise moody or bored.

  12. Camryn
    May 28th, 2014 at 23:57 | #12

    Animal crackers! It’s silly, but nostalgic 🙂

  13. anancites
    May 29th, 2014 at 18:00 | #13

    Music! A concert or performance (like, something low key) could be fun.

  14. Sandra
    May 29th, 2014 at 20:05 | #14

    Go outside! Weather is getting warmer, so that means lots of outdoor festivals and exhibits are starting to happen. Plenty of space to walk slowly and plenty of resting areas as well.

  15. Camryn
    May 29th, 2014 at 23:15 | #15

    Join a fandom! Find a new show, book, or movie and find a forum dedicated to it. Talking to people about something you like is always nice 🙂

  16. Camryn
    May 30th, 2014 at 22:45 | #16

    Role play as a sexy bartender and cheer him up that way!

  17. Camryn
    May 31st, 2014 at 20:53 | #17

    I have a question for Melen!
    Rayne’s mentioned going into sub space in a couple of different posts. I was wondering, do you enter a corresponding “dom space” during scenes? If so, what does it feel like? If not, why?

  18. Camryn
    May 31st, 2014 at 21:08 | #18

    Make him a collage of the two of you together. You’re a cute couple and you have lots of fun together. Seeing that on a board might make him smile.

  19. June 1st, 2014 at 14:57 | #19

    Learning something new together is always fun. My ex and I taught ourselves to knit and we both enjoyed it a lot.
    Liam and I spend a lot of time together playing video games. Co-op is especially fun for us because we have to work together 🙂 Borderlands 2 and Diablo 3 have gotten a lot of attention lately. A lot. lol
    We’ve also talked about reading books together, like a mini book club! Sadly we haven’t both had enough free time at the same time to do it yet.

    I hope Melen’s still recovering well!

  20. Camryn
    June 1st, 2014 at 19:51 | #20

    Scalp massage! He can be in any position that’s comfortable for him, so long as you can reach his head. Scalp massages are nice; they make your head tingle.

  21. Pete (@PeteJames12)
    June 2nd, 2014 at 13:04 | #21

    My question about kink is in regards to terminology. Are the words “kink” and “fetish” interchangeable? What are the differences and distinctions between the two words?

  22. Sandra
    June 2nd, 2014 at 13:38 | #22

    Pull out some old videos/photos of you two and take a night of reminiscence <3

  23. Camryn
    June 2nd, 2014 at 20:29 | #23

    Make a mix tape! Not a playlist, but an old-fashioned mix tape 🙂

  24. Sandra
    June 3rd, 2014 at 12:16 | #24

    Have friends come over for a dinner party?

  25. Pete (@PeteJames12)
    June 3rd, 2014 at 15:39 | #25

    This question is for both of you! If you could learn to master and perfect one skill and be considered one of the best in that field or discipline, what would you choose? For me, I would choose singing. I don’t like the way my voice sounds when I sing so I usually just hum along when I play my instruments.

  26. Camryn
    June 3rd, 2014 at 21:13 | #26

    Break out the Christmas lights! Hang them around the house for a sweet surprise

  27. Michael
    June 4th, 2014 at 00:17 | #27

    Find out if his favorite movie or tv series has a special box set out there and surprise him with it. We recently gave someone a copy of their favorite movie and it made a world of difference to them, since they were going through a hard time. It was great to get their mind off of things, if even for a short while.

  28. June 4th, 2014 at 10:13 | #28

    With Dom Pants, I always go for an epic coop video game session. The more ridiculous and hilarious the game; the better. It’s fun, and often low stress and impact. If it’s a silly game, there is tons of laughing and jokes.

  29. June 4th, 2014 at 13:37 | #29

    Sing him a song (while playing an instrument if you can)

  30. Camryn
    June 4th, 2014 at 21:33 | #30

    Give him a bouquet of brightly colored pinwheels for a windy day. Very whimsical!

  31. E Kay
    June 5th, 2014 at 11:02 | #31

    You could make a sexy video for him

  32. June 5th, 2014 at 15:25 | #32

    I know it’s silly, but when I’m feeling really down, my husband makes me a nest out of the blankets and pillows. It really makes me feel loved and safe.

  33. Camryn
    June 5th, 2014 at 19:09 | #33

    Watch the stand up routines of his favorite comedian. Laughter is good for healing 🙂

  34. Camryn
    June 6th, 2014 at 14:06 | #34

    My stupid kink question: Can I use the term “top” in a BDSM context? Is it appropriating part of gay men’s terminology? Is it a suitable substitute for “Dom”?

  35. Camryn
    June 6th, 2014 at 14:29 | #35

    Read one of Shakespeare’s comedies aloud together. It’s really funny 🙂

  36. June 6th, 2014 at 14:34 | #36

    @ Camryn Damn you! I’m gonna have to look up which came first. Lol.

  37. veRONIca
    June 6th, 2014 at 20:07 | #37

    Netflix binge! Find a comedian and watch all their shows. Bring a ton of laughter to his day

  38. Camryn
    June 7th, 2014 at 20:52 | #38

    Get him some food gummies! Gummy candy that resembles food is adorable ^-^

  39. Camryn
    June 8th, 2014 at 20:31 | #39

    I saw a book of ultimate connect the dots online the other day, it looked awesome! He’d either love it or curse at it *laughs*

  40. Bernie W
    June 9th, 2014 at 06:27 | #40

    I would love to see reviews for movies on insatiable desire and more giveaways.

  41. dv8
    June 9th, 2014 at 15:32 | #41

    Put on a puppet show! Goofiness cheers me up.

  42. Camryn
    June 9th, 2014 at 18:46 | #42

    Has he gotten any orthepedic shoes yet? The different those make in mobility is bound to make him smile, and the extra support would be good for his feet and his back.

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