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Tag Archive | "Fifty Shades of Grey"

Questioning the Kink in the “Fifty Shades” Movie, in Honor of Its Digital/DVD Release

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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When Fifty Shades of Grey first hit screens this past February, our friend and colleague Gwynne Watkins — who writes for Yahoo, often awesomely about movies — interviewed us about how realistic the kink was. In honor of the movie’s digital & DVD release this week, we’re publishing the initial, unedited and unabridged email questions we exchanged [...]

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Top 10 Signs You’re Reading Bad Erotica

Friday, February 20, 2015

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Years ago, we popped our sex-writing cherries at Nerve.com, the online magazine about sex that featured impressive original fiction by the likes of Jay McInerney and Rick Moody. As young, naïve, and underpaid Internet employees, one of our duties included trudging through the slush pile—that four-foot-high stack of unsolicited submissions by amateur writers who thought they [...]

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Jumping on the “Fifty Shades” Meme Bandwagon

Thursday, February 19, 2015

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Okay, we know we said we’d stop with the “Fifty Shades” posts once the movie came out, but we can’t stop! We’re addicted. We’ve been enjoying the Shades meme wherein Christian Grey reveals his curiously singular tastes, and they turn out to be….an interest in, say, computer servers. So we thought we’d come up with a [...]

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Top 10 Reasons Why “Secretary” Is Better Than “Fifty Shades”

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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Okay, so yes, the Fifty Shades movie was better than the Fifty Shades book. But, like we said, the bar wasn’t exactly set high for that. And yes, the movie may help to make BDSM even more mainstream, just as the book did. (Now everyone and their grandmother knows what a safe word is!) It [...]

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Guess the Quote: “American Sniper” or “Fifty Shades”?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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How the “Fifty Shades” Movie Is Better Than the Book

Monday, February 16, 2015

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Yes, the movie was better than the book. Of course, if you’ve read the book, then you know that’s not saying much. The bar was pretty low to begin with. And one would hope that with a 40 mil production budget and a feminist director, that bar would inevitably be raised pretty high. Of course, [...]

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Blog Snog: The Fifty Shades/Frozen Mashup Is So Wrong It’s Right

Friday, February 13, 2015

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YourTango: How to make 7 “Fifty Shades” acts realistically work in your relationship. The Frisky: Watch Jamie Dornan and Jimmy Fallon read “Fifty Shades” in a variety of accents. PopSugar: The Fifty Shades/Frozen mashup is so wrong it’s right! Nerve: The real-life inspiration for Christian Grey? 150 Shades of Play: Last chance to get our beginner’s [...]

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How to Spank Like Christian Grey

Friday, February 13, 2015

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The following is an excerpt from the “S” section of our A-Z book, 150 Shades of Play: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink. Every bolded word below indicates an entry in our encyclopedia of sorts. The book is on sale now! Spanking is hand-to-tush contact, which many consider more intimate and less scary than any other type of flagellation. [...]

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Top 10 Things We Hope the “Fifty Shades” Movie Does Better Than the Book

Thursday, February 12, 2015

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OMG IT’S TONIGHT OMG IT’S TONIGHT OMG IT’S TONIGHT! The film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, the first book in the mega-selling erotic trilogy by E.L. James, finally opens tonight! Well, officially it opens tomorrow, but a bunch of theaters are holding screenings tonight. Ladies, we hope your limos are booked (ours is… seriously). [...]

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I Dropped My Ben-Wa Balls on Date Night

Thursday, February 12, 2015

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by Alex Alexander for YourTango  |  photo of Lelo’s Luna Beads Noir I think we can all blame Fifty Shades of Grey for our knowledge and misconceptions about Ben-Wa balls — or at least I can. I’ve known about the existence of them for a long time — and it’s why I always giggled when Ben Wallace took the [...]

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