Forget the foreplay. A poll of 1,300 moms by Parenting Magazine found that 15 percent of women get hot and bothered by “choreplay” – a.k.a. watching their partners lend a hand with the housework. Watching their men don an apron or Swiffer the kitchen floor didn’t rank quite as high as more traditional aphrodisiacs like being brought flowers, but the third-place ranking isn’t too shabby.
According to a Canwest News Service report, these survey results confirm a pair of studies that found that women whose husbands pitch in around the house report better emotional wellbeing and find their husbands more attractive.
Personally, I don’t find these results all that shocking either. Men—take over some of the burden of laundry and grocery shopping and cleaning up after dinner and we’re guaranteed to have energy left over to put that feather duster and washing machine spin cycle to use in ways they certainly weren’t intended.
If you’re among that 15 percent of women who gets turned on by a man who’s willing to do a little dirty work around the house, check out Porn for Women by the Cambridge Women’s Pornography Cooperative (don’t worry about clicking on the link from work – it’s some of the, ahem, cleanest fun you can have). One e-card features a shirtless guy loading the dryer with the caption “As soon as I finish the laundry I’ll do the grocery shopping and I’ll take the kids with me so you can relax.”
Now that’s a guy who understands what women really want.