There is a new movement of sexually charged films and books that hasn’t been seen since films like ‘Basic Instinct” and “Nine and a ½ weeks in the 1980’s and 90’s. Sales of sex toys have gone through the roof since 50 Shades of Grey exploded in the public domain. The novels, which include scenes of bondage and domination, have sold over 65m worldwide
Rather than hide the book cover, millions of women and quite a few men read erotic fiction openly, on one holiday alone I counted 69 people reading the books, which seems a fitting number.
Sales of handcuffs, riding crops and other sex toys enjoyed by characters in the book in their kinky sex games have more than doubled.
The 50 Shades of Grey effect is here to stay. This isn’t the only aspect of our sex lives that has been changed by the phenomenon. A” Women’s Health” survey reported that more than half of women in a relationship had taken a starring role in their own erotic home movie and a third had had sex in public. As one reader said “ it helped me to fantasise about what I wanted out of a sexual partner and made it ok for me to talk about my kinks as everyone else was talking about it”. Another said “ I started experimenting with sex toys and realised how much they spiced up my sex life, vibrators enabled me to cum many times and I also enjoyed using them on my boyfriend, he loves it”.
With Valentine’s Day approaching there will be a predicted rush on blindfolds, anal beads, dildos, handcuffs, rope, whips and lingerie. These toys are for adults only.
The film, starring Jamie Dornan as the billionaire Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson, (daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith) as Anastasia Steele explores the world of sado-masochism as “Mr Grey” introduces the innocent young student Anastasia to the pains and pleasures of BDSM.
Fifty Shades of Grey has captured the erotic imagination of couples around the globe and with the release of the film on Valentine’s Day this year, this is set to grow as people inspired by the film will rush to try out sex toys for themselves. From couples who like to play around with light spanking and bondage to people getting their serious freak on with riding crops, handcuffs and anal plugs, the new wave of sexual experimentation is here to stay. The trilogy may be dubbed “mummy porn” but for some it has been intensely liberating. The kinky adventures of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele have opened up topics previously deemed as taboo. It is the very stuff of private worlds brought to life and the “dark” side of sexual experimentation given public display to be discussed and copied. It cuts across gender and sexual orientation and explores concepts of control and desire. 50 Shades of Grey opens up the possibilities of sexual play in ways that people had long since given up on. Women want to feel wanted and now they want to be taken.