Are you as surprised as us that this "Fifty Shades of Grey" book set has revealed or created a new "mainstream" interest in B & D?

  • Get FREE 5 Gifts with Orders $59+

Are you as surprised as us that this "Fifty Shades of Grey" book set has revealed or created a new "mainstream" interest in B & D?

Bignuf Bignuf
It seemed that Bondage and Discipline as well as general dominance were sort of a minor "kink" and now, due to this book set, even the woman on the morning talk shows are giggling about how it has "spiced up" things for them, and all the folks they interview??? Also "mainstream" romance novels are now incorporating S & M or B & D themes.

SO...has this surprised you?? It sure did us.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
YES...I am surprised at how this type of "activity" instantly became "water cooler mainstream".
9
No...I am not surprised at all. I think it is just the "next thing" to become mainstream.
5
Other?
4
Total votes: 18 (18 voters)
Poll is closed
07/02/2012
  • Buy 3 Items for $70
  • Buy 3 Items for $50
  • Buy 3 Items for $30
  • Save 20% on Luxury Toys
  • Add Some Buzz To Your Favourite Toy & Save 60% On Kit
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
All promotions
underHim underHim
I think it will fade out pretty fast in mainstream when people realize what most of it actually entails in real life.
07/03/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Mainstream romance has been incorporating BDSM for years, though it's never called that. The "hero's" actions are always in the guise of rescue or some other noble sentiment, but blindfolds, gags and the occasional slap on the ass are nothing new. This is a genre that in the 1970's considered rape scenes to be requirement for romance.
07/03/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
I think this is probably the first time a lot of women have even read anything about bondage and discipline. I think it has genuinely intrigued some women.
07/03/2012
Bex1331 Bex1331
I am AMAZED! especially because the book treats bdsm so negatively, they act like it is a defect in Grey's life that they need to overcome instead of something she embraces
07/03/2012
jennifur77 jennifur77
I agree with Bex -- I can't understand why it's become popular the way it's portrayed in the book!
07/05/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
To some extent, it's just an extension of the generic strong male character in a lot of steamy romance novels. They just threw in some rope and said "oh look, it's BDSM." Hopefully the people who read it bother to do some research if they're interested, and don't end up hurting themselves
07/06/2012
ghalik ghalik
Not surprised.
07/06/2012
LadyDarknezz LadyDarknezz
*FACE PALM*

BDSM is portrayed like a defect in the books, so I really don't understand why people are all following this crap. Of course, this is just a trend and I hope it ends quickly. I despise the novels and just downright loathe how it portrays BDSM and its practitioners. I hope that people with a genuine interest in kink will actually take the time and look up what it is really all about; Who am I kidding, I am having way too much faith in people again.
07/06/2012
jennifur77 jennifur77
Quote:
Originally posted by LadyDarknezz
*FACE PALM*

BDSM is portrayed like a defect in the books, so I really don't understand why people are all following this crap. Of course, this is just a trend and I hope it ends quickly. I despise the novels and just downright loathe how ...
I like that last that you are having too much faith in people again.

Yeah, I wonder if there will be people getting hurt because of these books, you know?
07/06/2012
TransGuy14 TransGuy14
I expected it, I also expect it to wear off soon once the craze with the series is over.
11/29/2012
Total posts: 11
Unique posters: 10