For any woman who gets turned on watching her husband washing the dishes, you are not alone, apparently.
A recent study found that “when couples share similar tasks rather than different, gender-stereotyped ones, it seems to deepen desire.”
Sex tips for guys: Wash the dishes and you’ll totally get laid more often.
“Contemporary couples who adhere to a more egalitarian division of labor are the only couples who have experienced an increase in sexual frequency compared to their counterparts of the past,” says the author of the study, Dr. Sharon Sassler, PhD, of Cornell University.
Historian Stephanie Coontz notes “Our ideals of heterosexual love have changed.” Love used to be seen as the attraction of opposites, and each partner in a marriage specialized in a unique set of skills, resources, and emotions that, it was believed, the other gender lacked. Today, love is based on shared interests, activities, and emotions. Where difference was once the basis of desire, equality is increasingly becoming erotic.”
According to the researchers,”Conventional roles used to trigger relationship satisfaction and sexual frequency, with “traditionally masculine and feminine behaviors consciously or unconsciously turn-ons.” “Feelings of fairness and satisfaction with the division of housework are central to couples’ relationship satisfaction, which is strongly related to sexual intimacy.”
All we can say is “You’re so hot when you’re vacuuming.”
How to get women in the mood.
Nothing sexier than a DILF in an apron.
(Shirtless house cleaning photo: Susan Anderson.)