Okay, yes, it’s a little challenging to feel sexy these days. It’s not impossible, mind you, it just takes a more concerted effort now that I have three kids calling me mom. The thing is, a lot of us still want to be the sex kittens we used to be but life gets in the way — specifically children who wake up at six-effing-a.m., truckloads of laundry that have a way of making it into piles on my bed, and trying to come up with meals to cook for three different kids three times a day. Hell, I’m tired after breakfast!
But I know that we moms still think about sex because that book 50 Shades of Grey is the number one book on Amazon! That’s right, millions of women are riding buses and subways thinking nasty thoughts while reading their Kindle and no one is the wiser. Which just goes to show you, moms are still sexual beings. I just think that what we find sexy changes a bit after we have kids.
When I was in my teens, it took very little to put my mind in the gutter — a nice butt in 501 jeans, a sniff of Polo, and I was a mess of hormones. In my twenties it was all about the right music, the right wine, and men who played hard to get. In my thirties I was wrapped up in getting married and making a few babies. And now … the things that get me going are pretty specific … my husband in Calvin Klein boxer briefs, the Phil Phillips performance of Usher on Idol, a hot dad at my kids’ preschool … and I’m pretty typical.
Don’t just take my word for it, here is the answer to “what’s sexy” from a bunch of my fellow mamas.
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