sex and non-sex will get you sex
The survey says
promised a few posts ago to mention some of the dads feedback at the at-home
dad convention, but got sidetracked by the US Census and the media's mishandling
of the at-home dad numbers. We had about 80 dads show up this year, and a tad
over 50 commented on the convention. The general consensus was that this years
keynote speaker, Kyle Pruett was the best ever with 45 dads rating him as
excellent. Many wished he stayed longer and several wanted him back next year
for an encore. I agree.
Also receiving positive comments was Rebel
Dad's Brian Reid, a newcomer to the keynote speaker scene. (You can check
his comments here)
His talk was titled: The Keynote/Discussion We?ve All Been Clamoring For
: Sex and the At-Home Dad: Triumph, Satisfaction or Oxymoron?
The dads (and a few moms) clamored over to check out his presentation.
He was able to hold the floor for the 45 minutes with the dads wanting more. One
dad was impressed that he was able to talk about sex without getting too crude.
(There were a few off-color jokes thrown around which didn't bother me, although
one dad complained about it after the talk.) In talking about how
at-home dads can get more sex, one mom said, "when my husband cleans up the
house, and has that supper ready for her on the table that's all I need... I am ready
"Are you having good "non-sex?" was one topic, He elaborated
with this statement from his presentation, "What I miss is that we
used to lie in bed (especially on the weekends) talking and just really
bonding". This is true and in more cases than not will lead to more sex.
Brian did a great job in getting the dads to open
up. One particularly quiet dad who was seated away from the audience by
himself at the back of the room finally spoke up. He was listening to one
of Brian's questions about how much sex [and "non-sex"] the dads were
getting when he proudly yelled out, "I found the best thing to do is
nothing, I don't expect anything and don't even try to come on to my wife. I
started this 2 years ago and my sex life has never been better" as the dads
were taking this in, one dad near the front row jumped up, turned around and
quickly and shouted in an enviously-jealous-but-sarcastic way, "YOU
The crowd roared and Brian had the crowd. Good
job... can we pencil you in for next year?