A woman has revealed that her husband has started speaking to her in baby talk despite her finding it a ‘turn off’, and even uses the childlike tone in public.
The woman took to Mumsnet to plead with other women to give her advice, as she explained that whenever she brings it up to her husband he feels ’emasculated’.
In a lengthy post, she admitted that she has been trying to spark some intimacy into her nine-year marriage but is struggling as her husband speaking in baby talk has been turning her ‘right off’.
And to make matters worse, she revealed that he has even started using baby talk in public after being ‘starved of social contact’ amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
A woman took to Mumsnet to reveal that her husband has started speaking to her in baby talk despite her finding it a ‘turn off’, and even uses the childlike tone in public (stock photo)
Posting under the username @fdinthea, she wrote: ‘So my husband and I have been married for 9 years, have a 11 month old DC and sex hasn’t really been on the agenda for quite some time which I’d like to do something about but he keeps turning me right off.
‘He’s the perfect husband so many ways but after spending a lot more time together recently I’ve been becoming more and more sensitive to the way he speaks to me, to the baby, to the pets.
‘He regularly baby talks and says to me things like “Mummy can you give the dog a rubby dub?” and I just shudder inside.
‘He’d never be like this in front of other people and I’d always find him super sexy in social situations but now we’ve been starved of social contact for so long this behaviour is increasing and he’s talking like this in public.’
She admitted that she has been trying to spark some intimacy into her nine-year marriage but is struggling as her husband speaking in baby talk has been turning her ‘right off’
The mother went on to explain that she has tried to subtly bring it up with her husband but admitted it leaves him feeling ‘attacked and emasculated’.
She continued: ‘I’ve tried to lightheartedly bring him up on it in private but he feels attacked and emasculated and now I don’t know what to do.
‘He’s absolutely lovely and gorgeous looking but I’m not finding him remotely sexually attractive atm.’
She said she feels like ‘knocking his confidence’ only increases the behaviour and asked other women if she was ‘being unreasonable’ to find it a ‘massive turn off’.
Fellow Mumsnet users were quick to throw their support behind the woman, agreeing that they would find his behaviour ‘off-putting’ and ‘disturbing’
But fellow Mumsnet users were quick to throw their support behind the woman, agreeing that they would find it ‘off-putting’ and ‘disturbing’.
Offering their own words of advice, one woman wrote: ‘Don’t bring it up lightheartedly. Directly tell him its a massive turn off and its put you off sex with him. Don’t baby HIM by sugaring the pill!’
Another said: ‘I am shuddering for you! He’s emasculating himself if she speaks like this. I’d just tell him to f***ing stop. Pretty please.’
While a third commented: ‘I would find that very off-putting. Why does he do it? Have you asked him?
‘Have you told him how disturbing and unsexy you find it (but not him)? Have you asked him not to?’