Fifty Shades of Grey
What is Fifty Shades About?
Fifty Shades is an erotic romance series trilogy about the sexual exploits of a domineering billionaire and an inexperienced coed. Written by E.L. James in May 2011, Fifty Shades of Grey became the bestselling book of 2011 and became a cultural phenomenon around the world.
So, what is fifty shades about? The story is about Anastasia Steele, a college senior at Washington State University who is a virgin and Christian Grey is a Seattle billionaire whose only relationship and sexual experiences are through BDSM. BDSM is a term used for the erotic practices of bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, sadism and masochism. Christian is a Dom and chooses only to have sexual relations with women that agree to be his submissive and sign an explicit contract stating he is in complete control of their body, diet, hygiene, exercise, and wardrobe, etc… He even has an elaborate playroom decked out with chains, shackles, whips, and an elaborate selection of other sex toys.
At the heart of the book is a love story and Anastasia and Christian truly come to love and care for each other. Fifty Shades is the first mainstream romance novel sprinkled with bondage, dominance and S&M that has been fully embraced by women throughout the world.
The series has been so popular that it has had an amazing impact on numerous industries; publishing, e-books, sparking a trend for other authors to write similar themed trilogies. The adult industry has really been cashing in the chips with the sales of adult sex toys reaching an all time high. Read more here on holiday sales in December 2012.
It is the first book to sell more than 1 million copies on Amazon’s Kindle device and service. Read more here.
“Fifty Shades of Grey” has sold six times more Kindle ebooks than print books.
In the U.K., more than 2.75 million copies have been sold.
Vintage publishing company sold 3 million digital and print copies in less than a month.
In the spring of 2011 more than nine million members of Goodreads.com, a book-recommendation site, began reviewing Fifty Shades of Grey, the first book in the trilogy. There were more than 55,000 reviews, giving Fifty Shades of Grey the site’s highest rating, five stars.
The series shall be translated in more than 30 languages.
The books inspired an hysterical stage parody called Spank.
The well known series has made it acceptable to discuss a subject matter that was once taboo in the past, in public with mixed company, sparking a sexual revolution for women all around the world. It has become more common place to make references to the series in the workplace, on TV shows, with family and friends; all ages between 18-80 yrs. old.
Why?? Why has this trilogy been embraced by women? We think it was the spark that came at the right time after years of TV shows and movies like Friends, Sex in the City, Magic Mike, etc… that have become more commonplace over the last ten years, giving women permission to talk more openly about sex. Fifty came along and blew the top off something that had already been brewing for awhile. Women are now going to adult boutiques and online stores purchasing adult products in droves.
Today’s woman has a good deal of everyday pressure to be in control, balancing a job and family. Experts say fantasies featuring a woman giving up her power to a man appeal to many women because it is an experience most of them do not have. They can let go without thinking or assuming responsibility. Maybe this is a part of the attraction? Now you know what fifty shades is about!
Smoking hot video!! This is a fan-made trailer based on EL James’ erotic novel, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’.
Starring Alexis Bledel (as Anastasia Steele) and Matt Bomer (as Christian Grey).
Christian Grey’s sexy, dominant style has been turning on masses of women and giving them permission to explore more and be comfortable in who they are. We say …. IT’S ABOUT TIME LADIES!! 🙂 Little Shop Of O’s has a huge selection of adult products, sex toys and lingerie plus size and lingerie regular and our Fifty Shades of Grey special line of toys! You have every right to have a fulfilling sex life your entire adult life. ENJOY!