Brooke Burke Says: Don't Lose Your Sexual Self to MotherhoodRebecca Odes
Model and TV personality Brooke Burke may be best known for her recent turn on Dancing With The Stars, but she hopes to take her household name to a somewhat more meaningful place. As of today, Brooke Burke is a self-help author. Her book, The Naked Mom: A Modern Mom’s Fearless Revelations, Sawy Advice, and Soulful Reflections hopes to help women feel better about motherhood and about themselves.
In The Naked Mom, Brooke Burke suggests that there are three parts to a mom: The Woman, the Mother and the Lover. Considering the book’s title and Burke’s sex symbol past, it should come as no surprise that the sexy part of the book is getting the most press. “Most women give up a lot to become mothers, and the lover always seems to be the first part of a mom’s identity to go AWOL. Does the libido always have to take one for the team? My answer is a definitive “No!” Sexuality and motherhood are not mutually exclusive….”
“Many of the same traits that make you amazing as a mom make you amazing as a lover, as well: generosity, playfulness, devotion, patience, imagination, and intuition are just a few that come to mind. I think feeling sexy and sexual is a state of mind. Letting our erotic fantasies play out gives us a needed break from the give, give, give nature of motherhood. Behind many a sweet, wholesome mom, me included, there is a feral woman. A carnal self, a sort of secret slut. She is you, unfiltered, unedited, unapologetic.
Learning how to set a mood, play out a fantasy, and reconnect with your mate are ways to reclaim yourself as a lover. I’m happy to reveal some of my secrets in steamy detail, from the most outrageous place I’ve ever done it to my favorites list of erotic literature, hottest movie scenes, sexiest songs, and trustiest aphrodisiacs.”
Aside from her secret-slut advice, Burke has some pretty interesting things to say about becoming a mother in general. Read a longer excerpt from Burke’s book and see an interview with her on Good Morning America here.