Fifty Shades: How Mr Grey Improved the Sex Lives of Couples Across the World

The Book That Put Kinky Back on the Map

You’d have to have lived under a rock for the past few years to have missed it – the book that changed sex lives all over the world. So what’s all the fuss about?

If you were asked to name the most famous (or infamous!) book of the last three or four years, there is only one title that comes to mind. Yes, Fifty Shades of Grey, that phenomenon that has turned all things kinky into an even bigger industry than before. With the release of the Fifty Shades film on the near horizon, we thought it would be interesting to see how this book has affected and improved the love lives of couples all over the world. Yes, the Fifty Shades of Grey effect is truly international.

It led to self-discovery

The book itself changed a lot of things. For starters, it broke records across the globe, with almost every household having a copy. Women simply couldn’t get enough of it, either indulging in a chapter before bed or devouring it on their daily commute, fighting the blush that crept over their cheeks and the sudden desire to do things that they had never done before. Forget the swinging sixties, this was a post millennium sexual revolution, with women discovering a side to their selves that they never knew they had.

Sex toys were the new designer shoes

As the books (there were two sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed) soared to the top of the best sellers lists, sales of certain…goods went through the roof. Fuelled by the desire of women across the world to turn their partners into their very own Christian Grey, sex toys experienced a mainstream popularity that was previously unheard of. People were openly talking about the toys that were mentioned in the book, the toys that they were going to try and exactly what they were going to do with them. Whereas men were having to persuade their wives to try something kinky in the bedroom before, they were now seeing their wives taking an interest in the more alternative side of sex.

There’s plenty available!

As the demand for more Fifty Shades-esque toys grew, retailers began to offer their very own kits to help couples get started. There are official kits that contain absolutely everything you need to bring those favourite scenes of yours from the book to life. There is the Bondage Collection, the Sex Toy Collection and the Sensual Care Collection – all of which contain a plethora of deliciously kinky treats to turn your bedroom into your very own Red Room of Pain. There is one thing we sadly can’t guarantee, and that’s your man’s transformation into the hunky millionaire Christian Grey. Still, us girls can dream!

The phenomenon continues

There’s no sign of the world’s fascination with all things Fifty Shades of Grey stopping any time soon, and we say that that’s a great thing! The book has allowed couples to be more open about any desires and fetishes that they might have, and people all over the world are having better sex than ever. It may have been dubbed ‘mummy porn’ for its popularity with a certain age group, but with women young, old and everywhere in between experiencing their very own sexual awakening, it’s certain nothing to turn your nose up at. So here’s to Fifty Shades, the modern day sex bible! Long may its reign continue!

Lisa Devlin is the Director the one of the UK’s leading online adult retailers- Forbidden Obsession. Offering the Fifty Shades of Grey toys and accessories, Forbidden Obsession offer an extensive range of sex toys that will suit anyone’s needs and desires! can connect you to over 3.5 million singles in the UK and with our blog you don't have to go far to get the best dating advice on the interweb!

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