Men Are Reading '50 Shades of Grey' Too -- Obviously

Hey, ladies, are you reading Fifty Shades of Grey? Is it getting you all hot and bothered? Is it steaming up your bedroom? Hope so. But have you also noticed the bookmark in a different place than where you left it? Well, word has it that hubby could be the culprit. Believe it or not, men like Fifty Shades too. Duh!

While it’s true that women read the vast majority of romance, self-help, and relationship books, men do read all of the above sometimes. Nope, they’re not just reading books on how to sand wood floors and how to pick the perfect fixed-income fund.


Yep, believe it or not, men don’t mind reading about kinky sexual hijinks, bondage, and sex toys. Whodathunk? A few of them even claim to not really be into that stuff at all, but into the emotional aspects of the book. No, seriously! There is at least one dude -- his name is Jeremiah Worth, and he’s an Iraqi war vet -- who admitted:

I became emotionally invested in the love story, especially from the female's perspective. It was overwhelming, and I'll never forget it.

He was even so moved by the story that he was inspired to write to the author, E.L. James, who was so surprised that a straight dude read her book that she responded.

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Anyway, I don’t see why this is such a shocker. Women read Westerns. Guys read chick-lit.

Isn't it nice to know you have more in common with your guy than you thought? Maybe you want to spice it up now and take turns reading from Fifty Shades to each other. And what about casting of the inevitable Fifty Shades movie? What does hubby think? Robert Pattinson: Too obvious? Zac Efron: Too teenage-y?

Then the two of you can get really crazy and post an Amazon review together. Oh yeah.

Is your man reading Fifty Shades of Grey? Guys, chime in.

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