Fifty Shades of Grey

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Five Silver Linings of Fifty Shades of Grey

There has been plenty written about Fifty Shades of Grey’s meteoric rise to the top of the bestseller list. Articles have documented how the book has enlivened marriages, criticised it for its depiction of the BDSM scene, and debated whether or not the book’s popularity reflects a glut of closeted submissives. My personal favorite was the TMZ post about how the book is influencing dramatic increases in SmartBalls sales. Admittedly, there are plenty of problematic things about this book, from the Twilight-esque I-stalk-you-because-I-love-you theme to the bordering-on-mediocre prose, but there are several facets of the phenomenon that my sex educator brain considers to be positive. 1. Continue Reading →