Moms' '50 Shades of Grey' Obsession Is a Baby Boom Waiting to Happen

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baby footprintsEver since the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomena started spreading, I've noticed there's more sex talk among the women I know than every before. And it's not just talk with the girlfriends. Women are actually having more sex. And you know what comes with more sex? More babies, folks.

I am going to go out on a limb right now and predict that somewhere in the not-too-distance future, we are going to have a baby boom in the United States. And I hold E.L. James and her kinky novels responsible.

Hold on. Hear me out.

Ever notice every time there is a disaster somewhere, the media starts screaming "baby boom cometh"? It isn't exactly rocket science to assume that when the power goes out, people get bored, and when people get bored, they get freaky. But as I mother, I take the natural disaster baby booms with a grain of salt.

When the power is out here, my scared-of-the-dark kid is so far up my you-know-what that I can't even go to the bathroom alone. Forget finding time for sex.

It's all just a guessing game. A Fifty Shades of Grey baby boom, on the other hand, has some pretty solid fact behind it.

There is no need to guess what people who have read Fifty Shades of Grey are doing! Sex shops are seeing a huge spike in sales. People are Pinning Fifty Shades-inspired photos to Pinterest like mad. This is having a very real affect on what people are doing between the sheets. The whole point of the trilogy -- and other erotic literature really -- is to inspire people to get into the bedroom. And like I said: more sex = more pregnancies = more babies.

And considering the books started to really take off in popularity this spring, the math suggests you might want to start stocking up on baby shower gifts come January or February. Here's betting you're going to be going to a lot of them.

Did you do your babymaking as the craze got going? Was there a bit of a Fifty Shades influence in the bedroom?


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sheen... sheena696

I read a lot. Some that I would say were quite risque...We will not be welcoming a new bundle of joy due to 50 Shades. I read them because I first heard about them on Dr. Oz so I was intrigued. Then I saw all the talk on Cafemom about them. Now, I just wish I could get my money back. For all the chatter about them, I was extremely disappointed. I am actually still on the 3rd book and have been for over a week now. It doesn't take me this long to read a book. When I am reading a good book, I am done in a day and then sad that I read it so fast. Not so with 50 Shades. I'm still waiting for the turn around here where I all of a sudden love them. I'm about 55% through book 3 according to my Kindle so I'm beginning to think that isn't going to happen. 

douxm... douxmusique

I haven't read the books yet but I will at some point. And at that point if I need to.have a fire put.out the result won't be a baby. There's this little thing known as birth control. No baby boom in this house.

prplecat prplecat

You know, I hadn't thought about it...but I bet that you're right!  Won't be happening here, though.  Those are some of the worst-written books ever published, AND I'm to old to pop out a baby.  LOL!

the4m... the4mutts

Check your first sentence.

Than ever before. Not "than every before".

I'm sorry, commenters may make gramatical and spelling errors, but you're paid not to.

seaho... seahorsesiren

You want to know the funny thing is that I'm 3 months pregnant now and I read the book 3 and a half months ago. Then my husband read it. Lol we were obviously inspired!

AddiB... AddiBellesMom

Ok I broke down and bought it lol. All my friends love it, But I dont have to worry about getting pregnant lol.

the4mutts....thank you. Your comment made me laugh. :)

April... AprilJune

I definitely agree! My girlfriend credits discovering the TV show Spartacus for her unplanned (but very happily welcomed) pregnancy last year. I was already pregnant when my husband and I started watching it, or else we could probably credit the show with our daughter too lol

mycheyl mycheyl

I read the books and loved them. Lol I'm due February 19!!!

Butto... Buttonsmom

I haven't read the fifty shades trilogy yet but the anita blake vampire hunter series by laurell k hamilton has some of the best sex scenes I have ever read, if you like fantasy give it a try.

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