'I put it to Steve, why don’t we just have sex? Just have sex? No kissing, just sex. I just put it out there, I just thought that might be something,' Mishel said.
Everyone laughed, naturally.
'I’m not trying to embarrass you, darling' Mishel insisted, turning to Steve, who at this point, had steam coming out of his ears.
'It’s fine, it’s fine,' he snapped, before becoming sensitive and thoughtful.
Steve 2.0 is different, too.
'It’s just that didn’t sit well with me, so people can laugh at it and that’s up to them,' he said about consummating their relationship.
'But for me, just being propositioned to have sex just didn’t sit well with me. I understand where MIshel was coming from, but I’m 52 years old, I’m not 22 years old. I don’t want to just have sex with Mishel just because of having sex. If I’m going to have sex with Mishel, I’m going to make love to her.'
Australia collectively smirked.
'And if that’s wrong then do that [makes stabbing motion to heart] because that’s where I’m at.'
But John didn't believe the barber for a second.
'Frankly, it really hasn’t gone anywhere since the wedding. We need to see you moving this forward because we know where this is headed if it doesn’t change, it’s going to die.
'You need to do something so you can get more than just friends and we want to know what you think you can do,' John told Steve.
Steve got on the defensive.
'You turned round and said you haven’t seen any progress since the wedding. I’ll say we’re sitting here today after last week’s commitment ceremony in a right disaster. I think we’ve made a lot of progress in the last week, let alone since we got married,' Steve insisted, adding that waiting three months to even touch your wife is normal.
'You’re wanting us to rush into being intimate, that I am not going to do, because I am NOT going to do it.'
'This is not about sex!' John responded, adding, 'There are a lot of ways you can have non-sexual touch.
'When we’re at a dinner party you guys aren’t really sitting that close or arm around each other, or holding hands, or stroking your arm, you could do all of that without jumping into bed.'
Steve said he would take John's advice on-board, while Mishel broke the ice by jumping on John's lap and giving him a smooch.