Fifty Shades of Grey: Baby Boom
Back in May I had written a piece on E.L. James erotic best seller Fifty Shades of Grey plus the two follow ups in the trilogy, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed. (to read that, click here.)
The entire phenomenon is only about one year along and already anecdotal evidence suggests a baby boom is underway. When I say anecdotal, a website called BabyCenter.com is making the claim.
One of their users posted a thank-you to Fifty Shades in appreciation of their latest edition to the family and suddenly several other women chimed in saying they too have the erotic novels (as some say "mommy porn") to thank for new editions and expectations to their families.
Isn't this interesting? With all the explicit content available to us today via the internet or those TV channels, one wouldn't think a couple of books would do the trick. The more I think about it the more I am sure this helps illustrate the differences between men and women when it comes to the pleasures of the body.
Author E.L. James
Men surf porn, watch porn, and go to strip clubs. Most sex movies we watch are also "sexist" but it doesn't seem to bother us. Hell...do we even notice? Women need a story. They don't just need sex they need erotica. (Am I wrong?) They would sooner curl up with a good book (or movie) that tells a tale not just shows tail. They want emotion, high emotion, and if all of the emotive plot twists work, they certainly don't mind if it all culminates in sex.
Romance novels have been a staple of women's lives for years. I'm generalizing (stereo-typing even) but hey, there just aren't a lot of Harlequins in a man's book shelf. As a matter of fact there may not even be books there, just sports memorabilia. It only makes sense that over time these books would become racier and the so-called "mommy porn" would be a runaway success and lead to actual sex and actual procreation. LEAVE COMMENTS.
For other Larry Fedoruk blogs and features, click here.