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

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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