It can’t get much worse. You’re locked up inside prison on Christmas Eve. It’s cold. It’s dark. Your family, if you have one, is far away. Then, amid the clanging sounds of locks and officers, you begin to hear the sound of…Christmas songs.

How long would your relationship last without a kiss or more than a kiss? In America, only three states allow prisoners and their spouses or domestic partners to have extended family visits, also known as conjugal visits or on the inside, “booty calls.” They have privacy and they have sex. This is the story of one couple and the 48-hour conjugal visit they share once a month inside San Quentin State Prison.