1. Cry your ugliest cry
I'm starting you out slow with something you've probably already done in front of your mate. Crying in front of him shows that you're vulnerable and that you trust him to not take advantage of your openness. If a guy doesn't know how to handle tears, you're wise to rethink where your relationship stands.
2. Scream bloody murder
You've got to let it fly at least once to make sure he can handle your power. Sometimes women are a little hesitant to come across as angry, but why? We all get mad. We all reach a breaking point where we lose our sh*t and just want to yell. Don't stop it the next time. To hell with being ladylike! Yell as loudly as you need to and witness his reaction.
3. Go grocery shopping
Clothes shopping can be done on your own if it bores your sweetie, but grocery shopping is a communal kind of thing, which at some point you will end up doing together. You can learn interesting things about people browsing groceries.
For example, if you like to read labels and compare prices, is your boyfriend trying to drag you on instead? If you like movie theater butter popcorn but he likes all natural, is he going to freak out? As you pick up that box of Blonde Beauty hair dye, do his eyes bulge out of his face and does he sputter, "You mean you're not a natural blonde"?
4. Shave your legs in front of him
Imagine this scenario: you hop in the shower and have only ten minutes before you have to run out the door. Your husband comes into the bathroom in a rush, too. You're planning on wearing that cute new sundress and you need to shave your legs — stat.
But your husband. But your legs. Good god! Grab the razor and shave away. Don't worry; he knows you weren't born that way (well, OK, maybe you were born with smooth legs, but he understands women have hair in places, too).
5. Let your pub!c hair grow wild
Legs and armpits are one thing, but bikini line? You've got to be kidding me. I've got a small shower; I have to squat for one side, hike my leg up and bend over strangely for the other side.
He'll actually probably end up being impressed to the lengths you go to be smooth. Then there's the other angle: let your bush go wild for a while and see his reaction. If a guy can't love the real you then maybe he isn't the right guy.
6. Vomit from sickness or too much tequila
This one you probably won't be able to stop even if you want to. Sometimes when I'm throwing up I really want to be alone in my disgust!ngness, but sometimes I want someone to hold my hair back just like Mom used to.
If you're ever pregnant and have really bad morning sickness, you will need help with barfing more than you know. (And for those of us with Hyperemesis Gravidarum, you may even need your husband to shoot anti-nausea meds into your thigh!)
7. Pee with the door open
I know I'm getting into squeamish territory for some, but I'm afraid I have to go there. As long as you're marrying an adult, I can assure you that they know that you pee. Do you really want to have to be closing and opening the bathroom door every time you go in there?
I mean, this guy has obviously seen your vagi na (sorry for those who believe in waiting to have sex until after marriage; this essay isn't for you!). And, you know, he's done things to you. So just get over your dainty self.