For a man learning and standing up for himself, this is a classic example, and a true success.
However, in time, these things will include more humor, as your confidence increases.
But for now, the first step, regardless, is important just to be taking it to begin with.
Many men NEVER get to where you are, so take heart!
Simply this, in the back of your mind, KNOW that your woman is wanting excellence from her man, and she herself is wanting to be viewed as a desirable woman.
For your to have to do the laundry, will mostly be a sting to her whether she will express this or not, so it is easy for her to point out the little bit of nothing of "beggin strip" and complain, in an attempt to mask her own embarrassment.
So you know, it is not about the "beggin strip", but so much as how you handle yourself, and in the way, how you handle the situation.
Learn and remember this for all fitness test, not to take them literally, but see them as AMUSEMENT, and a chance for your to be creative and even over the top in your response.
YOur woman scolds you for finding a beggin' strip in the laundry:
"Lower your voice, that's the last one and the dog has good ears."
"Keep complaining, and see how long it is before I give you another treat."
Etc etc etc.
That is why humor is the goal, for it communicates not just that you are standing up for yourself, but that you are so much in control of yourself and the situation and clever enough you can relax and make a joke out it.
This is where it is not just respect, but sexual attraction will flow from these things.
What a realization it is, when the man realizes the world doesn't end when he speaks his mind.
Keep up the good work!