Why Am I So Turned On By Fifty Shades of Grey?

Why Am I So Turned On By Fifty Shades of Grey?

Hubby and I had some time to chat tonight, and he asked me how the blog was going – and how Fifty Shades of Grey was going. He’s heard an earful about the book himself, from co-workers and (to much of horror) his sister. I’ve got to think he’s noticed a change in our sex lives. I’m certainly inspired by this book and the new sex toys we have bought – Inner Goddess Silver Pleasure Balls and Something Forbidden Butt Plug. The overriding question is – why am I so turned on by Fifty Shades of Grey?

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Initially, I thought it was because it’s the first time I’ve read something so insanely sexual in a long time. Sure, I’ve read other BDSM type book, but those were such a long time ago – before the full time jobs, husband and kids occupied much of my waking hours. I honestly think the last time I was given so much detail about someone else’s sex life is when I was living in a dorm! Maybe it’s the thought of being that free to just have sex anywhere and when I choose (or someone else chooses) that gets me all hot and bothered.

Of course the whole bondage and dominance aspect of Fifty Shades of Grey has a lot to do with what turns me on. I do like to think that I have a kinky side that I haven’t completely explored as much as I want to. I think a lot of working moms like me have the fantasy of giving up control and letting someone else take the reins at times. Maybe not to the extent of having a Dominant dictate your eating plan, exercise routine and haircut, but it’s an extreme version of what a lot of women any want on a more ‘innocent’ level.

“This skillfully packaged book is marketed as liberating for women (trussed like a turkey liberating?), and female celebrities tell us ‘the obvious answer is that a large proportion of women are to some degree closet masochists’ and that ‘it’s fun – whatever turns you on’. – Pippa Smith, Huffington Post 

Then there is Christian Grey – super sexy, insanely wealthy, horny as hell and not afraid to use any of those factors to get the carnal connection he wants. I can say with 100% certainty that I love my husband unconditionally and I want for nothing in our relationship. Again, though – we are talking the extreme. Christian has the world at his disposal, so Anastasia Steele doesn’t need to worry about things like affording birth control, making sure that the dishes are done after dinner, and getting the monthly bills paid. All those stresses that are in the back of one’s mind disappear when you are as insanely wealthy as Christian Grey.

See also: So Begins My Shades of Kinky Sex Journey

What is it about Fifty Shades of Grey that turns on so many women? Why is 50 Shades the talk of the town? I’m sure there are other reasons out there that I haven’t discussed, and I’d love to hear from you. Why does FSoG make you all hot and bothered?

Have you picked up Fifty Shades Darker yet? Still missing Fifty Shades Freed?

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