'50 Shades of Grey’ Could Turn Moms Into Sex Kittens

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I50 shades of greyf you think 50 shades of gray has to do with paint samples at Home Depot, boy, are you in for a surprise. Take a look at The New York Times digital best seller list annd you'll see 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James at the top, followed by the other two books in the trilogy -- 50 Shades Darker and 50 Shades Freed. They are THE books everyone is talking about and they're coming Stateside in hardback next month. Not that you'd necessarily want to lug around this 528-page X-rated erotic book of porn because, yeah, that might be a little awkward to read on your commute, but still! It's plausible that the novel's cult-like following will inspire women to pick up a copy, forget embarrassment, and embrace the hotness -- the books, I hear, are extremely steamy.

And one of the biggest demographics reading this too hot to trot literature? Moms. Sounds like bedrooms all over the country are getting a little more interesting thanks to the arousing colloquy stylings of Ms. E.L. James.

The books have been called Twilight for adults -- even though there aren't any vampires (as far as I can tell) -- the plot follows a forbidden relationship between a female college student and an older, rich businessman who teaches her all about "dominant-submissive" sexual encounters. Oh, my. Obviously it gets pretty damn pornographic, and fans are eating it up.

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So will 50 Shades of Grey inspire women to get a little more randy behind closed doors? I don't see why it wouldn't. Men and women use porn to, um, get in the mood, all the time. Just because this is a big fat tome with plot twists and turns doesn't mean the end game isn't the same. The purpose of most "adult material" is to (oh god I hate this word) titillate, and 50 Shades of Grey is no different. I can't help but assume that readers react to what they've read, in their own personal way, between the sheets.

This isn't to say that everyone who's read the book has raced home to tie themselves to the bed and wait for their husbands to come home and explore their "sex" (as it's called in the book) -- some critics argue that the novel puts its female protagonist in dangerous, sexually sadist scenarios. That said, this "mommy porn" has been flying off the digital shelves for months. And when mommy's reading pornographic novels in her spare time, I have to think that everyone benefits. Happy wife, happy life, right?

Have you read 50 Shades of Grey? If not, are you considering it?


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P2The... P2TheDoodle

Seriously - there was JUST an article on this book about 2 weeks ago. Recycling at it's finest.

nonmember avatar Tami

Wanting to see what all the fuss is about, I read the book. Awful. Save your time and skip it. It's called Twilight for adults because it was originally written as fan fiction. Literally, a Twilight rip off. The main characters are just as annoying as Bella and Edward, but....this is book is so poorly written. And that's saying a lot, because we all know Twilight isn't exactly fine literature. (Calm down, I loved it too.). I chuckled the use of "oh my" in this article since that phrase must appear a hundred times in the book. As do repetitive references to the main character chewing on her lip, flushing, etc, etc. Even the sex scenes get boring. I did finish the book, but these no way I'd read the others. Save your time and money.

nonmember avatar mia

Loved them! I cannot get enough of these books. They are not as pornographic as they make it out to be but they are great, hot reads!

Casey Dalbey

I read it this weekend and can say it is only a little more risque than run of the mill romance novels...that being said, I thought it was freaken hot and I can't wait to drive to a wifi hotspot to get the 2nd book on my nook today.

SwePea SwePea

The story was originally Twilight fan fiction lol The author was having great success with it though so she changed the main characters names (Bella & Edward).

MissM... MissMamaBear

woohoo! will read for sure!

L1558 L1558

This and Twilight = poor excuses for literature. Just plain bad reads. 

happy... happymama2D

I am firmly in the loved them camp.  I read all 3 in 2 days ... lol!  Since then I have read the reviews and found some of the more scathing ones actually pretty spot on and amusing ... there IS a lot of repitition and no, they are not great literary works of art ... BUT, I wasn't really looking for that!   I got completely sucked in and just enjoyed the crap out of them to put it bluntly!  The first book seemd far more risque, but after the initial shock of it, the second and third seemed much milder to me.  I really hope they don't turn this into a movie ... it just does not seem like it could possibly translate onto the big screen.  Plus, I have an idea of Christian in my head, and I am sure whoever they cast would disappoint me!

jessi... jessicasmom1

no I would not consider reading such although that is just me beacuse DD always seems to want me to read aloud ... 

Marjc... Marjchaos

Younger woman, older man, powerplay that makes the woman submissive...this doesn't sound geared for women, it sounds geared for men.

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