Fifty Shades of Grey?

Carrot Carrot
Now I know that the large majority of the BDSM community is absolutely disgusted by this series of mis-informed and abusive books, as they should be! But what do you all think about Eden and other sex shops promoting the book in some of their kinkier toys? Isn't it just encouraging the behavior in the books and endangering people?
07/29/2013
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Originally posted by Carrot
Now I know that the large majority of the BDSM community is absolutely disgusted by this series of mis-informed and abusive books, as they should be! But what do you all think about Eden and other sex shops promoting the book in some of their kinkier ... More
My thoughts on this are two fold. One- yes, it is poorly depicted BDSM erotica that can be harmful to the community because in it BDSM is portrayed as something for "broken people" (which it can be, but it's not usually. If it is being used as therapy, this has to be very carefully done. )

BUT when I was first learning about the scene, I was reading poorly written erotica too. That's how I discovered it, and from there realized it's a HEALTHY thing. Those kinds of stories DID lead me to new toys that I would never have even DREAMED of before- and my own sexual health is better for it. Yet I know that I'm not like most people, because after reading those stories, I researched the scene heavily before jumping in.

I suppose in the end it's about give and take. I think Eden is doing good by advertising, because it helps incorporate those BDSM ideas into "normal" sexual schemas when they're listed around "normal" sexual products.
08/02/2013
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