1. NO ALCOHOL. I’d love to celebrate the solstice with some mildly inebriated revelry, but I simply cannot have booze if I’m going to make it until dawn. And most especially, no red wine! If I’m tired, it knocks me out cold.
2. NO TV AFTER MIDNIGHT. Nothing says nodding off like meaningless late-night TV, no matter how engrossing the subject matter.
3. NO POST-SEX HORIZONTALISM. I love me some solstice sex, whether it’s the self-recreational kind or, better yet (when you an get it), sex with partner(s). But once the fun is done, it’s crucial not to lie there in that relaxed haze. I’m told this is especially a guy thing, but it’s all too likely I’ll be unconscious within minutes.
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