How do you explain the unprecedented success of a trilogy of mommy porn: soft porn aimed at and read by, predominantly, women? In a word: Play. The <em>50 Shades of Grey</em> books have so far sold 10 million copies in 37 countries. Admittedly, the book's shenanigans could intimidate some couples, but judging by most media reports, the effect has been just the opposite. Women find the books are sparking their libido (the sex scenes are very graphic) and men are loving that.
Author, The Book of Love
You fall in love. It's fun, it's sexy, it's oh-so exciting. But it can't last. Like everything, love changes over time. Passion wanes and life interferes, because, let's face it, being IN love is all-consuming. The enormous amount of time and energy it demands is not sustainable.
06/05/2012 01:57 EDT
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