I am honoured to be joining the team of illustrious judges for the (now international) Most Mentally Sex Dad Competition.
The comp was established by blogger Reservoir Dad as a bit of a local fun and has become bigger then Ben-Hur (probably not quite the right reference, sorry), even featuring on the Today Show last week!
It's based on the oft-repeated statement by mothers everywhere that the sexiest thing their partners could do is unstack the dishwasher.
As Reservoir Dad puts it:
Dads are beginning to realise that they have to take some responsibility for maintaining the passion in their relationship. The days of killing a beast and lolling around the campfire are over. Life is more complicated, busier and cluttered.
As Barbara Pocock, director of the Center for Work and Life at the University of South Australia, said, Australian working women found resentment over housework killed libido.
"If the resentment factor was high, that's when their sex life was not great. The best sex aid a man could use was a vacuum cleaner."
This quote inspired the Reservoir Dad team to coin the term Mentally Sexy to attribute to Dads who are the opposite of the men Barbara Pocock was talking about.
A Mentally Sexy Dad is more family orientated, more aware of his partner’s needs and simply a better husband and father.
Dads, this is your chance to have some fun, impress your partner (and your mates!) and win some great prizes. Are you Australia's Most Mentally Sexy Dad? Send your entry to Reservoir Dad and let's find out...
My partner (who is sexy in every way) has been looking a little nervous about my new role...