Thanksgiving is a time when family and friends strap on their elastic banded pants and gather to eat obscene amounts of delicious comfort food. It is understandable that this is the only day of the year when it is acceptable to consume turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry, yams, various side dishes, pies, etc. in one sitting. Why it is the one day of the year where it is acceptable to give thanks, however, is a mystery. The act of giving thanks can be appropriate in several contexts: thanking your mother for always being there for you, thanking your grandparents for the monetary donations over the years, thanking the armed forces for protecting you, and even thanking your lover.
“Thanksgiving” itself, with all of its connotations of family, friends, and food, might seem off-topic on a sex blog; who would want to be naked and in a sexual situation after eating a Thanksgiving meal? But if you break the word up, you can see how it is entirely applicable. To keep in order, let’s start with “thanks”. You are thankful to your lover for all that you receive from them; ranging from oral sex and late-night texts to cute presents and free meals; they can do things for you that you could do yourself but would much prefer someone else to do for you – and it ain’t a one-way street, people. When you are thankful to your grandmother, you give her a hug, kiss on the cheek, and call it a day. When you are thankful to your lover, on the other hand, it requires a little more “giving” on your part. There are 364 other days of the year where it is one hundred percent acceptable (and applaudable) for you to “return the favor” and give your lover a little thanks for all that they do for you.