NOTE: This story features a depiction of a married man encountering temptation from another woman. It is not intended to endorse sexual activity with a non-spouse, but rather is intended to show a real struggle with temptation and a choice to overcome it. There is a part two coming soon which features the man together with his wife. Thanks for reading!
He walked into the mall thinking about his wife as his steps were drowned out by the sound of shoppers and the Christmas music playing in the background. His thoughts drifted to the previous night's festivities, where he and his wife and two boys had enjoyed cups of egg nog as they watched a classic 80s Christmas movie together. When they had watched the movie, he got the idea to buy his wife lingerie just like the main character did in the movie. After fifteen years of marriage, they were really coming into a sexual prime, and the boys' bedtime was followed by intense love-making.
His steps moved closer toward the lingerie store. He had never been there by himself, but he knew that in addition to some thoughtful gifts, his wife would appreciate sexy lingerie as she liked to show off for him. He approached the store and felt a mix of confidence and hesitancy as he stepped inside.
"Hello, sir, can I help you?" One of the store associates approached him with a flirty smile on her face, a young female appearing to be in her mid-twenties. As she approached, he noticed that she was wearing a "Santa's assistant" outfit consisting of Santa suit material cut into a short gown. The gown was not very long, and it left a lot of cleavage and legs exposed. The gown was so low cut that it left about an inch of a lacy black bra exposed as well.
He was not aware that lingerie store employees dressed like this, or at least this one. While he appreciated her beauty, he chose to keep his mental focus on his wife as he looked her in the eyes and said, "Yes, I'm actually here to buy some lingerie for my wife as a Christmas present."
"Wonderful!" she said. "Looking for a good time on Christmas Day?" She winked and poked him playfully in the arm.
He chuckled. "Something like that."
"What does she like?"
"I'm not really too sure. I've never bought her lingerie before. Maybe you have some suggestions?"
"Do you know what size bra she wears?"
He couldn't help but feel foolish. Fifteen years of marriage and he still couldn't remember her size. "I'm sorry, I don't," he replied.
"Do you have a picture of her? Maybe we can make a guess and then get you a gift receipt in case she needs to exchange it!"
"That sounds great!" He was impressed by her customer service skills and pulled out his phone to show her a couple pictures of his wife. He always loved showing his wife to other people, because he had always thought that she was incredibly beautiful. Maybe it was just his imagination, but it seemed that the store girl was intentionally positioning herself in such a way that he would almost have to look straight down her chest, as she was significantly shorter than he was. He felt such a mix of feelings, knowing that he liked what he saw but also knowing that he had married the love of his life and that she was everything to him.
"Well, sir, I have a couple options that I think will fit her well. Come with me."
She led him into a recessed area along the back wall of the store, and he realized that this was the fitting room area. She disappeared behind a curtain for a few moments. When she came out, he did a double take. She was still wearing the Santa gown, but her upper body was exposed except for a bra that appeared to be covered in red velvety material with white fur trim. She was holding her gown dangerously low around her waist, and the rim of her panties was visible. He had to wonder how low her panties were, because there was a lot of bare skin to be seen.
"I thought that your wife looked like a similar size to me, so I thought I'd model this for you. I hope you don't mind." As she said this, she gave him a sassy, seductive look.
"Ma'am, I don't mean to be rude, but I am married and I am faithful to my wife." He knew that he had to shut this down quickly.
"Oh stop!" she said. "We're not sleeping together! I'm just helping you buy something for her! What do you think?"
He did stop and take a look for a moment. The bra was incredibly beautiful and sexy, something that he could easily imagine his wife wearing.
"Are there panties that would go with this?" He quickly added, "And I don't need to see you wearing it. I just need to see a sample of something that matches."
She dropped her gown, exposing herself to him in just lingerie with the Santa gown around her ankles.
"I thought you might ask, so I found this little number. It's not quite a thong, but it is very low cut and the black matches perfectly with the red. Kind of like a a naughty Santa." She winked.
You can say that again, he thought to himself, noticing that if the panties went any lower it would be considered indecent exposure. The tension of his hormones versus thoughts about his wife were at war with each other in this moment, but he knew that against all odds, he needed to be faithful to his wife. He decided to quickly exit the situation, partly because he needed to get this nearly naked girl out of his sight and partly because the lingerie she was wearing would look good on his wife.
"Ok, I'll take it. Can you please put some clothes on now?"
"What, you don't like this?" she motioned to her body with a pouty look on her face.
"It's not that, it's that I am a one-woman man and I am faithful only to her. You are beautiful, but I am very much taken!"
"Ok," she replied with a frowny, pouty face. She picked up the gown, turned around, and disappeared behind the curtain. A moment later she returned with a small gift bag and led him to the register.
He swore that she had intentionally positioned her Santa gown lower than before, because it looked like her nipples were going to bust right out any moment.
"Don't worry," she said motioning to the bag, "these are not the ones I just had on. I got a fresh set for you."
He paid for the items and left, satisfied with his purchase but in disbelief at the store clerk's behavior. As he drove home, he had to work through his hormones. One of the best pieces of advice he had ever received for sexual purity was to substitute his wife in his head anytime he saw an attractive image, so he put this into practice heavily as images of the store girl ran through his head. He was thankful for those who had helped him along the way in battling for his marriage and his sexual purity, especially in the rare moments where temptation liked this popped up. He loved his wife, and he had no intentions or desires to be unfaithful to her. He decided that for the good of his marriage, he should not return to this store alone in the future.
Story to be continued about what happened at Christmas...