But I’m Not a Housewife!

Domestic Bliss, Eventually

On Porn for Women….

pfwcalendar

Have I got your attention? I have to admit, it’s hard to hear this p-word, and the phrase “porn for women” itself, without cringing and wondering what’s coming next, but the answer is so hilarious and true, that I had to post about it.

I gave it some thought: Often less is more when it comes to what women find attractive in the male body: most of us really don’t need to see it all hanging out thank you very much. And as has been proven time and time again, it’s really more about the story, the big picture that puts us in and out of the mood. As in, they sometimes do or say things that just turn us off – no matter how good they look!

And as I thought more, I realized that although I do love to make life easier for my husband as much as I can – because he is the one working the longest hours for our household outside of the home- the truth is (and I wonder what my husband will think when he stumbles upon this post someday ~wink!~) the idea of him doing more around the house really does turn me on!

In the end, I decided that there would be two big advantages to him doing more housework:

  1. I would be in an awesome mood! I’m the type of person that is just plain stressed in too much mess (and stress is my number one mood killer), and yet I’m too dysfunctional to keep things as tidy as I need them to be happy.
  2. I’ll be honest, I would feel thankful and sweet towards him and would want to do something to make it up to him….**

If you are interested in buying this calendar (and no, I don’t work for the CWCP, I just found their product to be amusing – Oh, would that I’d thought of it myself), or Porn for New Moms, or in taking a quiz, or in sending an e-postcard of these gorgeous hunks doing housework, check out The Cambridge Women’s Pornography Cooperative (CWPC) here.

I originally found out about this calendar in an article by Boston Food Culture Examiner, Jacqueline Church, entitled: Holiday gifts: Hunks and Housework is porn for women.

(**Note: If it offends anyone’s feminist tendencies that I would think I owe my husband anything just because he did his share of housework, realize that I love being married and that I believe partnership is all about give-and-take (and to be honest, sometimes take-and-give)- a delicate balance – for both partners.)

Advertisements

4 Comments»

  Jacqueline wrote @

Jessie:
Thanks for the shout-out! How ever didyou find me? Glad you did. My friends in law school used to sit and knit in class – can you believe it? I was struggling to take notes and understand what was being discussed, they were knitting away, every so often they’d pause, pick up a pen, scribble here or there, then resume knitting!

And I say eff them those feminists with no sense of humour. I’m an old rad feminist from the days of your mom, probably…I’d trade favors for some vacuuming any old day. Seems like a double bonus to me!

Have a great day. Stop by often! I also write a gourmet food column so if you are interested in rounding out that side of your domestic bliss, you are in luck.
Cheers,

Jacqueline Church

  anjali wrote @

One of Edward’s friends from high school gave us a Porn For Women book as a gag wedding gift! I was mortified until I opened it, weeks later.

  Jessielme wrote @

Well, thank you for taking the time to read my humble blog, Jacqueline! I’ve linked your name in my post to your website – and I do plan to visit it.

You have my dream job!

I, of course, would love it if you checked back here once in a while. Who doesn’t love the feedback of a published writer? = )

And, as for the knitting in Law School – yikes! I’m only now learning to do easy, what we knitters call mindless, knitting while listening to other things, but I never could have managed it during a lecture!

  Jessielme wrote @

Anjali, I find it hilarious that you were afraid to open it for so long! That’s what I mean about the cringe-factor of the title.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: