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The sexiest man alive

March 15th, 2004 · 4 Comments

is not acting in a movie or posing for a magazine cover but is washing dishes in the kitchen and hanging towels in the bathroom. Oh yeah, he’s also wearing the wedding band I gave him!

I hinted at this in my post yesterday describing my Man at Work, and Tania today wrote:

Besides, whenever my husband does empty the dishwasher and help out, it makes him the sexiest guy in the world!

I don’t know if guys realize how se.xy it is when they scrub the floor or take out the trash. Not that women can’t do the work. Or don’t do it. But to me when I see my husband helping out, it makes the day for me. It flips a switch. This is especially true when he offers to do something or takes over a task for me and I haven’t said a word. When I see that he’s thinking about me, I think more about him…it’s a bit of a boomerang effect…

Perhaps to the male brain, it might seem like a big disconnect between washing pans and creating passion. What do desires and dirty dishes have in common? Yet they go together. Maybe not for all women. But at least for some.

Allure is often created with clothing, what is put on or taken off. Our visual culture values whatever is seen as seductive. But sometimes the sexiest thing a man can put on is a pair of dishwashing gloves.

Tags: marriage

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Phil // Mar 17, 2004 at 4:44 am

    As an unmarried male I admit to wondering about the use of the word “help” in regard to males doing household chores. It may be a question of semantics, but it seems to me the use of the word “help” implies the activity is an extra or optional activity, rather than something expected.

    I’ve heard a complaint expressed by females before that males often expect special recognition for doing something that their wife does every day.

    I guess I’m of the opinion that chores are something that should be shared, and a male doing them shouldn’t really justify special recognition. (But having said that I think both husband & wife should be vocalising their appreciation for what the other does around their home. But then again, what do I know, I’m not married. 🙂 )

    I would be interested in female thoughts on this issue.

  • 2 Seedlings & Sprouts // Mar 17, 2004 at 4:33 pm

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  • 3 wink ;) // May 23, 2004 at 11:04 pm

    Doing Dishes–not so sexy

    A while back, both Julie and Tania mentioned that they find it incredibly sexy when their husbands do the dishes. Seeing as many (most?) days Tree only touches dirty dishes while in the process of making them dirty, I figure…

  • 4 Rod Kratochwill's Weblog // May 25, 2004 at 10:22 am

    What friends are for

    Julie talks about ” What friends are for ” and I am forced to think about how important it has been that our friends truely are those friends that you could call in the middle of the night for help.