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Your Wife’s Surprising Turn-on

By Michael Schmid |

Father and Son Fast AsleepLast night my wife looked over my shoulder, and saw me browsing photos on the Internet. She exclaimed, “Oh, you’re looking at mommy ___!” That last word started with “p” and ended with “orn”.

“I’m sorry?” I stuttered, suddenly feeling the need to clear my browser cache. She patiently went on to explain something to me I’d previously not known about female arousal.

In all fairness, there’s nothing all that surprising about finding something I don’t know about about female arousal, but let’s not get in to that right now.

According to my wife almost nothing is more of a turn-on to a mother than seeing a man cuddling a baby… or seeing him washing the dishes.

I totally understood the part about the dishes, but was momentarily surprised a dad cuddling his baby could be some sort of mommy aphrodisiac?

Perhaps the feeling some women get seeing a man holding his child is a vestige of primitive maternal protection instinct… or a desperate need for sleep?

Whatever the cause, apparently women do love a big strong guy who’s not afraid to show his soft nurturing side. Oh, and that bit about the dishes, that works, too.

So, far be it from me to stand between any of you female readers and your daddy-baby-cuddle fix. Here are my top 10 favorite photos for your viewing pleasure.

Which is your favorite? It will be hard to pick just one. Warning: Serious adorableness ahead! I should also mention, one of them is me. Can you guess which?

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Photos of Manly Men Cuddling Babies - Mommy Aphrodisiac?

Sea, sun, sand & cuddles

Who's more sleepy in this photo, the baby or the new dad? Do you remember feeling like this. Oh, you still do? There's something about skin on skin, isn't there?

Photo credit: DreamAway via stock.xchng

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Michael Schmid

Michael Schmid is founder & editor of A Daddy Blog, and shares a home in Dallas with his beautiful bride and their 4 year old girl. He blogs about fatherhood, social media, technology, coffee, cars & cuddles. He contributed to the Dad channel at Babble.

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One thought on “Your Wife’s Surprising Turn-on

  1. Shannon says:

    Absolutely 100 percent true. Even better though…a dad holding a baby WHILE doing dishes;)

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