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Monday, April 9, 2007

Women’s Fantasies: Not Just About Waterfalls Anymore

posted by on April 9 at 14:04 PM

You may recall the recent story about female orgasms in which a researcher claimed chicks really dig fantasizing about waterfalls.

Well, now you can add men doing housework to that list:

The Cambridge Women’s Pornography Cooperative, responsible for this little 98-page gem … says that when it comes to pornography, what really turns women on is men who clean the bathroom without being asked, or make a gourmet dinner, or bring home flowers for no reason, or volunteer to watch the kids.

They took all those fantasies, and photographer Susan Alexander lined up a bunch of great-looking guys to pose for them, and the result is “Porn for Women” (Chronicle Books, $12.95). When it comes out next month, it may very well leave women begging for more.

I don’t know what’s sadder: That a man who manages to clean the bathroom is a fantastical creature, or that this is what’s supposed to get my rocks off?:



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reference link = cool site for those of you keeping score at home.

Posted by it wasn't andrew sullivan... | April 9, 2007 2:17 PM

Just last night my wife told me I looked sexy in my yellow latex dish-washing gloves. Seriously.

Anyway, don't fret Erica, I'm sure someone will eventually publish a book of castration porn for you.

Posted by Sean | April 9, 2007 2:18 PM

Eh. Cleaning is lame. I'm with Erica on this- how is this clichéd nonsense supposed to turn me on? Are they bringing home the flowers naked? I'll stick with the French rugby calendar.

Posted by Abby | April 9, 2007 2:47 PM

Maybe my cooking isn't *gourmet* enough. Can you get independently certified?

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | April 9, 2007 3:07 PM

Now if only he'd take his socks off...

Posted by Misty Brown | April 9, 2007 3:08 PM

Waterfalls? That's bizarre.

Posted by Carollani | April 9, 2007 3:19 PM

You mean women don't have fantasies about tickle fights with their girlfriends in sexy lingerie. if I was girl that's what I would fantasize about.

Posted by elswinger | April 9, 2007 3:25 PM

Hey baby I got those shit stains off of the toilet bowl... wanna fuck.

Posted by Giffy | April 9, 2007 3:33 PM

I'm a gay homemaker, and why yes, now that you mention it, the thought of a lad tending unbidden to my household chores DOES produce a small thrill.

The book itself looks a bit tame, but it certainly inspires some scenarios that had not previously occurred to me.

My husband will be so pleased to hear about this.

Posted by mattymatt | April 9, 2007 3:42 PM

I can see how I'd tempted into fucking his ass from behind, but that's not entirely related to the housework itself per se.

Posted by Gloria | April 9, 2007 4:04 PM

Mowing the lawn, fixing stuff...anything that involves tools or machinery and getting sweaty = HAWT.

Posted by Baxter | April 9, 2007 4:10 PM

most likely the way in which the women surveyed avoided the question.

Posted by Max Solomon | April 9, 2007 4:55 PM

i think i agree with max @12. there was nothing sexy about that pic...touching, yes. but not hot. women are gratified by men taking the initiative with house chores, but it's a confusion to call it a sex fantasy, imo.

Posted by ellarosa | April 9, 2007 5:48 PM

"What's I don’t know what’s sadder: That a man who manages to clean the bathroom is a fantastical creature, or that this is what’s supposed to get my rocks off?"

Even saddder is a joke that is taken seriously and analyzed. Of course that is not as bad as some of the people that are offended by the joke.

Posted by Jeff | April 9, 2007 6:11 PM

I think #14 is right that it's supposed to be funny. Probaby aimed at the same demographic that thinks owning a coffee mug that says "a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle" is edgy and hilarious.

Posted by flaminbanjo | April 9, 2007 6:19 PM

I read Erica's post wrong and that's what led me to assume it was a joke. I thought that a group had made the book as a joke based on a 'study' that someone else had done. I'm going to assume for my own sanity that the entire project is a joke.

That and download the pic of the guy cleaning! Desktop!

Posted by brie | April 9, 2007 6:54 PM
Posted by Dee in SF | April 9, 2007 7:30 PM

That cleaning hunk website was kinda funny for about a minute, then just got creepy when Jason started eyeing me and slouching all around the kitchen.

Posted by jimmy | April 9, 2007 8:52 PM

I'm just saying. I cook a sleigh load for the bird. Look, you got your baked chicken with asparagus and turnips and you know a lady loves a nice salad. Then you got your BLT's, your bacon and eggs, sunny side up with toast; you got your breakfast burritos with homemade guac, maybe a mango. You got coffee pretty much everyday in bed, because I wake you up and give it to you in your hand. You got your many iterations of pasta sauces and pastas, you got a cod and potato soup with saffron, a baked trout with shrimp coctail (with chilled iceberg, duh) and trader joe's cremant. You've got baked salmon with homemade creamed corn, you have paellas every now and again, with which I don't skimp on no bullshit stock. You have mayo-type salads for sandwiches, for which I like some cold green olives as accompaniment. So does she. Loves 'em. Stuffed with anchovies is a great call. You have your jazzed up Mexican, your Asian shit. See? You've got a bunch of stuff.

Desserts, I'm not strong on. But if you like ice cream, you know, sharing a pint over a little cable wind-down, I handle that no problem.

I realize I'm a bit bonered out right now. Because she likes to pop in there, too. She's making me pesto and tortellini right now. Boo ya!

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | April 9, 2007 8:56 PM

@19: marry me!

Posted by Paulus | April 9, 2007 10:40 PM

I'd hit it.

Posted by Kiru Banzai | April 9, 2007 11:17 PM

the post and comments about this are a good and different take on this...just sayin'

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