Couples often adopt a ritual when they engage in cuckolding as a lifestyle. In the days leading up to an encounter, a man and woman may deal with each other differently. Some use this time for teasing as a playful way to build anticipation for the approaching sexual adventure. Others enter into a period of abstinence, which can also heighten the sexual tension between them prior to her engaging in sex with someone else. There are many stories from couples telling of the husband helping his wife in preparation for a night out. He might bath her, brush her hair or lay out her clothes. He might even give the wife a sexual warm-up before she goes out for an evening of fun. A little oral sex for her on the way out the door would be a nice gesture from him.