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Tag Archive | "Fifty Shades of Grey"

A Spanking Fetish Without the Cliche Emotional Baggage

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


photo via flickr We don’t often read the “Modern Love” column in the New York Times Sunday Styles section these days — when you’ve been in the biz as long as we have, it’s easy to get cynical and feel like you’ve heard every story about love and sex there is to tell. But ¬†this [...]

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Top 10 Reasons Why SECRETARY Is Better Than FIFTY SHADES

Friday, September 7, 2012


You’ve got to give the¬†Fifty Shades of Grey¬†books credit. The erotic trilogy by E.L. James has single-handedly made BDSM mainstream (now everyone knows what a safe word is), been a boon to the sex toy industry (hello, love beads!), and improved the sex lives of many a long-married couple (a chapter a day will keep [...]

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The “Fifty Shades” Generator

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Are you a print or web designer in search of exciting placeholder text? Are you a fledgling author struggling with a sex scene? You’re in luck! The “Fifty Shades Generator” creates “world-class literature based on a pre-defined vocabulary” — a pre-defined vocabulary of clever, creative and totally offensive slang for genitalia and coitus culled from [...]

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Fifty Shades Parody Tells of Dungeons… and Dragons

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Fifty Shames of Earl Grey is on sale now The web is littered with Fifty Shades of Grey parodies, but we think that “Fanny Merkin” (a.k.a. Andrew Shaffer, author of Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love) is the first one to get out a book-length parody. Yes, he wrote an entire novel that’s pretty much [...]

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KEGEL WEEK: “Fifty Shades of Grey” Spikes Sales of LELO’s Luna Beads Soar

Thursday, August 2, 2012

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“Trust me?” he asks softly. I nod. He holds out his hand, and in his palm are two round, shiny, silver balls, linked with a thick black thread. “These are new,” he says emphatically. I look questioningly up at him. “I am going to put these inside of you, and then I’m going to spank [...]

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50 Shades of Play: A Guide to the Toys in “Fifty Shades of Grey”

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Etherea silk cuffs by Lelo Say what you will about the literary merit of E.L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, but you can’t deny the sexual curiosity they’ve ignited, the sexual knowledge they’ve imparted and the sexual delight they’ve given, where most readers are concerned. The result has been a boon for the sex [...]

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The Original “Fifty Shades of Grey”

Monday, July 16, 2012


In my senior year of high school, I (Lo) read¬†“The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty”, the first in a three-book series by vampire-genre goddess Anne Rice (who was a fave of mine at the time) writing under the pen name “A. N. Roquelaure.” Except instead of vampires, she was playing around with fairy tale characters in [...]

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