In a recent study involving over 2,000 men and women, entertainment company Mecca found that clean sheets are among women’s top three turn-ons. The well-kept linen closet beat out other strong contenders like a hot bath or a night out with the girlfriends. And the same holds true for men: clean sheets skyrocketed to the top three on the male list of turn-ons.
What else made it onto the lists? Men and women both expressed longings for sexy time after “winning a sum of money” or “closing a deal or completing a major task at work.” Psychologist Tracey Cox explains that our brains are wired to feel sexually excited after winning or accomplishing something, and that may be why men feel frisky after “cleaning the house.” While women did not include housework on the list, Cox explains that “Because the majority of men do not see it as their ‘job,’ they feel a level of achievement,” causing them to rush between the (hopefully clean) sheets.
Who knew laundry could be so erotic?
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