Saturday, June 2, 2012

French Maid vs. Housewife (A New and Better Fantasy)

In recent years I've noticed a strange and wonderful thing; The "Housewife" has become something of a sexual fantasy. For years the "French Maid" has dominated the male sexual fantasy and bedroom roleplay arena, but more and more I'm seeing that give way to the sexy (dare I say Desperate?) housewife! 
"Is it hot in here or is it just me?"
I think part of this has to do with the fact that there just aren't that many housewives around anymore. Women are still running their households, but they're also in the work force, doing the same jobs as men. By the time we get home from work and take care of the rest of the housework we need to do, we're not really in the mood to bring old hubby a scotch and his slippers while he watches The Ed Sullivan Show. 
"Ed Sullivan rules"
In the 50's (and before obviously), yes men's wives were always home to clean and take care of the family, but their wives were also ALWAYS home. They're asking for money, nagging, complaining, and doing all that other stuff we think is fun but men hate, so naturally the idea of hooking up with "the maid" would seem more appealing. A women who keeps the house clean, does whatever you want, always looks nice, always speaks to you in a respectful manner, goes home after she's done, AND isn't your wife. lol
"At your service Monsieur"
Nowadays not only is your wife not in the house all day, but you couldn't afford a maid even if you wanted one! I think overall, money is huge reason for the decrease in the popularity of the "maid fantasy". In real life a maid is only serving you because you're paying her, and will likely do a shoddy job and steal your watch anyways. This is probably a little to close to prostitution for the modern man's fantasy. A housewife on the other hand is serving you (for free!) because she loves you and wants to make your life easier. This is why she strives for perfection in everything she does. Plus you still get the benefit of her wearing a cute little apron! :D

"Dishes are done. Ready for dessert?" 
Don't believe me? Look around, the evidence is everywhere. There are a million blogs on how to be the perfect housewife, sexy housewife Halloween and roleplay costumes, 50's style aprons all over Etsy, Desperate Housewives, Real Housewives of (Practically Everywhere), Madmen, need I say more?
"We're desperate for your lovin baby!"
Of course, at the end of the day both fantasies are misogynistic, but isn't it nice to have a fantasy that encourages men to find their WIVES sexy for once? Yes, it may be an idealized view of their wife, but at least he's not pretending she's someone else entirely. ;)  

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