50 Shades of Grey: Why Is It News that Women Like Sex?

 Apparently, I have a new shtick! Here I am, talking about women and sex at Time.com again.  (But I still write about child development and schools and other things, too.)

We’re under threat again from American women’s rampaging libidos! You may have heard something recently about 50 Shades of Grey, an underground romance novel that has grown women in a hot flash. Annointed “mommy porn” in some circles, its popularity—and the fact that adult women have sexual fantasies—seems be taking people by surprise. Is anyone else getting bored with this theme?

50 Shades has already sold out of its small first printing and just nabbed a publication run of 750,000 books from Vintage Books. Movie rights are under discussion, and national media outlets have featured breathless stories, including on the front page of the New York Times, of the “phenomemon” of adult women (invariably dismissed as “suburban moms”) furtively embracing soft porn erotica with some S & M flavor…

Continued at Time.com here.

About ErikaChristakis

Yale Lecturer in early childhood education/Licensed teacher/Former preschool director/author. In possession of: unmarketable bachelor’s degree (Harvard, anthropology), semi-marketable graduate degrees (public health, education…). Rewarding career at the intersection of family, society, and schools (including long stint in parenting vortex). Forging a new path to connect all of the above.
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2 Responses to 50 Shades of Grey: Why Is It News that Women Like Sex?

  1. Jeff Foster says:

    Women are more sexual than men, which makes marriage all the more important. I’ve never met a women who likes the idea of sleeping around.

  2. I think marriage is important, too. It improves health and wellbeing. Thanks for your feedback.

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