Fifty Shades Of Grey has reportedly led to 90% of men admitting they find the idea of dominating a virginal and submissive woman, like Anastastia Steele, a huge turn-on...
Dating website SeekingArrangement.com issued a survey to 1.5 million of its members and it the results indicate that Fifty Shades Of Grey - dubbed "mummy porn" by many - has completely transformed our bedroom ideals.
90% of the men polled admitted that they found the idea of woman being a ‘submissive’ like Anastasia Steele "exciting", while 79% of the women quizzed explained that, yes, they found the idea of being dominated by a Christian Steele type character a massive turn on.
43% of those quizzed also revealed that they were now more likely to use handcuffs in sexual role play, while almost half of those polled were admaant that they wanted to experiment with blindfolds and other bondage gear.
To get SOME idea as to what's got everyones knickers in a twist (snigger), why don't we just take a look at a choice extract from the insanely successful erotic novel?
"Before I know it, he’s got both of my hands in one of his in a vice-like grip above my head, and he’s pinning me to the wall using his hips. Holy sh*t. His other hand grabs my ponytail and yanks down, bringing my face up, and his lips are on mine. It’s only just not painful. I moan into his mouth, giving his tongue an opening. He takes full advantage, his tongue expertly exploring my mouth. I have never been kissed like this.”
The book has led to a surge in sex toy sales, as well as an increased surge in membership applications to SeekingArrangement.com - the site which promises to unite wealthy men (or Sugar Daddies) with young and beautiful women.
The dating site, which commissioned the survey, found that a quarter of their female members were keen to have their own version of the dom-sub relationship between the key characters Christian and Anastasia.
It seems as if EL James' power has no bounds.
It was announced earlier today that Fifty Shades Of Grey, which originally began as an erotic Twilight fan fiction, has become the number one seller in the UK. And, with a movie currently in pre-production, it seems unlikely that this latest fetish fad isn't going to end anytime soon!
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