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Tag Archive | "Fifty Shades of Grey"

Kinky Chemistry and Alchemy After Dark (A Science Podcast)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

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An engraving from¬†Michael Maier’s¬†Symbola Aureae Mensae¬†(1617) depicting an alchemical androgyne. FUN FACT: Romantic and sexual imagery was a popular means for describing alchemical processes in both the Middle Ages and the early Modern Period.¬†¬†It’s true! Long before there was Fifty Shades of Grey, there were many alchemy texts rife with blush-inducing romantic and sexual metaphors. [...]

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Erotic Deathmatch: Fifty Shades of Grey vs. 150 Shades of Play

Thursday, January 31, 2013

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Jamie Maclean is the founder and editor of the¬†Erotic Review Magazine,¬†an intelligent and artsy London-based website dedicated to sex (and NOT the US-based Yelp for escorts of a similar name). So how could we all¬†not get on?! And then he called us “New York‚Äôs coolest sex therapists” and said that our new book, 150 Shades [...]

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The Top 5 Writing Lessons of Fifty Shades of Grey

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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The biggest selling book of 2012 was¬†Fifty Shades of Grey. Not only has it introduced many people to the world of kink, it’s given them a lesson in how¬†not¬†to write. And if a lack of literary merit isn’t going to slow down sales, well, at least people can learn about the elements of style while [...]

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Last Chance for Great Last-Minute Gift: 150 SHADES OF PLAY!

Friday, December 21, 2012

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This is your last chance to give the MOST entertaining/romantic/kinky/informative, funny/sexy/outrageous holiday gift of the year! Our how-to companion piece to Fifty Shades of Grey titled¬†150 SHADES OF PLAY: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink¬†is available now on¬†Amazon. Here are the remaining deadlines you have to beat to¬†get your copies by Xmas: THU 20TH:¬†Last full day [...]

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Top 10 Kinky New Year’s Resolutions

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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Tantra Feather Teaser and French Maid outfit by LELO As we say in our book (now on sale for less than ten bucks!), 150 Shades of Play: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink, “Being kinky might mean bringing props into the bedroom, it might mean acting out dark fantasies, it might even mean wearing something absolutely [...]

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The 12 Days of Kinkmas

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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In honor of the holidays and the recent publication of our new book, 150 SHADES OF PLAY: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink, we wanted to put our own special sexy sacrilegious spin on a Xmas classic. Enjoy: On the 12th Day of Kinkmas my true sub gave to me… 12 Crops a Cracking Disciplinary devices [...]

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Top 15 Kinky Celebrities

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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Of course celebrities like to get kinky — why would they do it vanilla style when they can don an outfit, get into character, and make a scene? And in the bedroom, there’s always an appreciative audience, (and, one would hope, no bad reviews). When you think about it, it’s just surprising more of them [...]

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H Is for Hardware Store… For All Your Kinky Shopping Needs

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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The following is an excerpt from the “H” section of our new 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! A hardware store is a one-stop shopping center for all your BDSM needs. Who [...]

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10 Simple Steps to Fifty-ize You Sex Life

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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We just did an interview with Cosmopolitan about our new book, 150 Shades of Play: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink, and they turned it into a nifty little 10-step program for introducing BDSM into the bedroom: 1. Talk Dirty to Him “Bringing up S&M with your partner can be shocking and awkward. A great way [...]

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How Headphones Can Kink Up Your Sex Life

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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photo via flickr The following is an excerpt from the “H” section of our new 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! Ear plugs aren‚Äôt just for construction workers and insomniacs, and noise-canceling [...]

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