What is the "MILF Mystique"? One woman reveals the 7 "mom characteristics" that drive men wild.

The MILF Mystique: 7 Reasons Men Lust for Moms

I’ve never possessed the type of beauty to cause a room full of people to turn their heads. In college, I was always the funny third wheel. You know—the entertainment. The comic diversion.

Since having children, however, my milkshake brings all the boys to the yard—mainly since four of those boys are my sons. But even grown men have become interested in getting some fries with this shake.

The day I first gave birth, men started to find me more attractive than I find a jar of Nutella and a new episode of Dateline on a Friday night. At first I was confused with the attention I was getting, but as time went on, I came to understand that I wasn’t alone in this.

You can’t help but notice the phenomenon of the MILF these days. Don’t get me wrong—I think mothers are beautiful and sexy. I just never thought that getting married and having kids would be the secret to getting men to stand at attention.

But here are some examples of “mom characteristics” that seem to drive men wild:

1. Bedroom Eyes

Sleepy, sexy bedroom eyes make a mom appear like she’s been up all night, if you know what I mean. (And she may very well have been, though not in the way most men like to imagine.) Smeared black mascara that was never completely washed off just adds to the sex-kitten appeal, and any accompanying bedhead only heightens the allure.

2. Wardrobe Malfunctions

I swear that my ribcage actually expanded when I was pregnant, making it appear that I have larger breasts than I actually do. And thanks to four children and no free time, I haven’t gotten around to getting new blouses that fit. Which means that sometimes the buttons pull open just enough to give a peek at the decade-old nude bra underneath. Nude sometimes looks naked, and gives the illusion that I’m commando up top, which of course can be very . . . titillating.

3. Mixed Messages

Inevitably, work life mixes with home life, and vice versa. I have told my boss I loved him at the end of phone conversations. I have also signed e-mails with “wink” emojis. Was it intentional? He’ll never know, and he will always keep wondering. And of course I will never bring it up, out of complete humiliation.

4. Baby Talk

Imagine being a man in a grocery store, doing your shopping and going about your business, when you hear a woman say: “Who’s a big boy? YOU are!” in a lilting voice behind you. Even if she is talking to her pint-size cart jockey, guys love to hear how big they are at any age.

5. Strength

I have seen a woman simultaneously push a cart full of groceries, carry a baby, and hold a toddler’s hand, all while she was wearing stilettos. Nothing says stamina like that.

6. Oral Fixation

To compensate for the design flaw of only having two hands, moms end up using their mouths as pockets, hooks, washcloths, and more. Men like mouths. Especially when they see all that can be done with them.

7. Mama Bear

There is a reason men like superhero movies. The women in those films are bad-ass, no-nonsense, powerful women who can take on anything. The average mother isn’t any different. If you want to see a superheroine in real life, look no further than a mother whose child has let go of her hand in a parking lot full of idiot drivers on their cell phones.

Motherhood is sexy as hell. It isn’t a wonder that it looks good on us. We may only carry our babies for nine months, but the sexiness of motherhood will last a lifetime.

What is "The MILF Mystique"? One woman reveals the 7 "mom characteristics" that drive men wild.

This original piece by Noelle Elliott was written exclusively for In the Powder Rooma division of Hold My Purse Productions, LLC. Featured image © depositphotos.com/Forgiss. 

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Noelle Elliott is a publicist for a large university in the Midwest by day and writer by night. She is also a relatively good wife and proud mother of four crazy boys. She is the creator of The Mamalogues, Dramas from Real Mamas, a staged production of readings by women, which has sold-out audiences. She is a regular contributing writer for Family and Sassy magazines. In addition, she writes a popular blog, BowChicaBowMom.com, where she shares her triumphs, failures and journey of survival in a life surrounded by testosterone. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter @BowChicaBowMom.

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