Ned and Ariel, husband and wife, are used to being near each other for days on end. But in a new video for BuzzFeed, the couple decide to find out what it'd be like to be even closer — so they handcuff themselves together for 24 hours.
For the duration of the period, the couple abide by four rules: stay handcuffed, last 24 hours, separate for emergencies only, and don't switch hands.
For the first couple of hours, they seem to be handle things pretty well, explaining that being handcuffed is almost like holding hands.
But things quickly go downhill.
For example, sleeping handcuffed doesn't appear to be the most comfortable thing — and the couple is forced to remove the cuffs midway through the night in order to fall asleep.
And when it comes time to helping Ariel get her interior design work done, the couple's frustration gets the best of them.
"I just want to do what I do and I don't want to have to tell Ned and convince him to do it with me," Ariel admits.
In the end, Ned and Ariel learn the value of their own space and — perhaps — it makes their relationship stronger.
"This was a horrible experience but there's no person I'd rather share it with," Ned says at the end of the 24-hour stint. "I like doing things together — just not handcuffed."
Be sure to check out the full video below: