Side effects of “Fifty Shades of Gray”

Four guys have been going to the same fishing trip for many years.

Two days before the group is to leave, Ron’s wife puts her foot down and tells him he isn’t going.
Ron’s mates are very upset that he can’t go, but what can they do.
Two days later the three mates get to the camping site only to find Ron sitting there.
The tent is set up, firewood gathered, and dinner cooking on the fire.

“Geez Ron, how long you been here? How did you talk your missus into letting you go?”
“Well, I’ve been here since last night. After dinner at home yesterday evening,
I was sitting in my chair and my wife came up behind me and put her hands over my eyes and said, ‘Guess who?'”

I pulled her hands off, and she was wearing sexy brand new lingerie.
She said she had been reading ‘Fifty Shades of Gray’ and she had a devilish look in her eyes.
She took my hand and led me to our bedroom. The room had candles and rose petals all over.
On the bed she had handcuffs, and ropes! She told me to tie her up and cuff her to the bed,
so I did. Then she said, “Do whatever you want!”

So, here I am!

What an appropriate joke to lead into a conversation on the “side effects” of reading erotica.
I have talked to more women who, as a “side effect” of reading hot and steamy erotica are getting hot and bothered in the bedroom, perhaps for the first time in a long time.
They are wanting to live out the fantasies they are reading about, yet their bed partners sleeping right next to them are like Ron mentioned above and just don’t get that their women are wanting to experiment just beyond the traditional missionary position.

Is this shift in the bedroom really in the fiction women are reading?
Or are women finally finding the courage to speak up thanks to the openness of books such as Fifty Shades?

When I was growing up erotic books were never found at your local book store and authors never used their real name when writing it. It was taboo, like buying Penthouse magazine covered in the brown paper wrapper.
To say erotic fiction has taken leaps and bounds is an understatement and as much as I hate to give credit to books like Fifty Shades (I know people who love this series, but there are better written erotic books out there that will get your pulse racing.) it did get the genre out in the public eye and bring a forbidden topic out from under the brown paper wrappers.

Now how do we get the men on board?
Fifty Shades of Gray comic book edition OR
Fifty Shades of Gray picture book OR
Fifty Shades of Gray pop up edition



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