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Cleaning Is a Turn On

What a Clean House Will Do For Your Sex Life

Cleanliness is now next to sexiness. A new study found sex between married couples increases with time spent cleaning. Though men can contribute, researchers saw the biggest increase when the wife was behind the vacuum.

Housework is not the only laborious aphrodisiac; busy work schedules have their own benefits. Data from the National Survey of Family Households revealed sexual activity also increases with time spent working paid jobs. So much for the too-busy excuse?

Do you believe it?

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vabeachbum vabeachbum 6 years
Don't let my husband read this... it will give him ideas lol!
Skeptic52 Skeptic52 6 years
Plus, when I got to thinking about it just now, it's a lot of exercise! That's GOTTA help my libido. I always feel a little lustier after working out!
Skeptic52 Skeptic52 6 years
I'm a graduate with a bunch of degrees and certifications and I love my career. I also own my house outright. I'm extremely liberal and a "feminist" according to most. I never thought I'd love cleaning and cooking as much as I do. If I got paid enough to do that, I totally would. I'm GOOD at it. It's frustrating when people EXPECT it and yet don't appreciate it, so I can understand how it can become demeaning. But, I can say that when I've cleaned the house and cooked and can stand back and think "Damn! That looks AWESOME! I LOVE my house! I rock!" it's definitely made me happy and more likely to get frisky.
Pistil Pistil 6 years
This study seems a little too convinient. It reminds me of those vintage ads. Of course women thrive on cooking, cleaning, and home maintenance!
vickievet vickievet 6 years
Both are true in my case. For the cleanliness turn on, it's not a subservient thing for us, its that I'm the messy one and my husband is the neat freak so whenever I clean up around the house he gets really excited :) For the working hard part, we both just got new jobs: I work long hours and he travels often and ever since we started our jobs the sex has definitely gotten hotter
Lenay Lenay 6 years
Just because there's a correlation between the two does not establish a cause and effect relationship. Do you know what women doing a lot of housework and their husbands demanding a lot of sex have in common? Traditional marriage roles in which the woman is subservient to the man.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
Hmm... I don't know. Part of the fun is knocking your messy surroundings around when you're really rowdy ;)
amber512 amber512 6 years
I feel a LOT more relaxed when my surroundings are clean. So I could see how I'd be a better mindset for it!
KateAthens KateAthens 6 years
I think it depends on the person! If you look at the love scene at the classic "the Postman Always Rings Twice" a dirty place can be aphrodisiac too. This also reminds me the Woody Allen quote: "Is sex dirty? Only if it's done right!" . Not every woman finds a sterile house a turn on.
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