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50 Shades of Why Am I Still Reading This

The last book in the 50 Shades of Grey series really depicts at its heart a fundamentally flawed and abusive relationship and refuses to detangle these shortcomings from the sexual practices of the couple. Making for a frustrating and disheartening read.
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Pros:
Good smutty sex scenes
Cons:
Terrible premise, Bad kink publicity, Melodramatic, Bad writing
Rating by reviewer:
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extremely useful review
See my review of Book 1 [here|http://www.edenfantasys.com/sex-toy-reviews/media/fifty-shades-of-incorrect]
See my review of Book 2 [here|http://www.edenfantasys.com/sex-toy-reviews/media/fifty-shades-of-exasperating]

There isn't really much to say about Book 3 that hasn't already been said about Books 1 and 2, but here we go anyway:

Book 3 becomes much more about melodrama than books 1 and 2. There's fighting, pregnancy, marriage, honeymoons, more hard and soft limit stretching, kidnapping, and much, much, more. I suppose in a way this is a slight improvement to the dismally-incorrect portrayal of kink culture in the first two books. But that doesn't make this book any better than the other two. Ana is still stupid, timid and unwilling to stop Christian's repeated emotional abuse of her.

If I'm being perfectly honest their fighting in this book resembled closely a previous abusive relationship of my own; the victim always giving in to the abuser during arguments, always backing down, making excuses for their behavior, using distractions like sex to make it seem like everything's okay. However, in this book the abuse is instead depicted as part of Christian and Ana's ongoing sexual power struggle. It's depicted as a result of their sexual tastes instead of as a facet of their relationship and that, that is what pisses me off. Christian's abuse and Ana's lack of recognition of what it really is have absolutely nothing to do with them in the bedroom. However this novel insists that the two's power struggles are inherently intertwined and that teaches the vast majority of people reading this book that people who are dominant in bed are always dominant in life (which isn't true) as well as abusive, controlling and to be feared (which is also not true.) Similarly, submissives are not always submissive in life and power roles from the bedroom do not always and should not always cross into daily life or relationship dynamics. Not to mention after all that effort and all the fighting the end of the book DOESN'T EVEN PROVIDE A SUITABLE RESOLUTION. I mean there is a resolution, but it's 100% deus ex machina...except without the machina.

Anyway I'm at a loss for what to say about this book series. The sex scenes are more than intriguing and I find myself planning a modification of one from the third book for my current lover and I and ohhh did I get turned on at the orgasm denial bits. However the premise of the story line is flawed and I truly fear for the people who read this and think this is what kink is.
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Bachelor/ bachelorette party
    • Bdsm
    • Foreplay
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
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  • reysgirl83
    reysgirl83  
    Thanks!
  • JackNit
    JackNit  
    Great review
  • BooksBooks
    BooksBooks  
    I'm really happy with this review. The misrepresentation of kink culture and total lack of recognition for how abusive their relationship is is just unacceptable. Thank you for reviewing.
  • amazon
    amazon  
    Thanks
  • socceras
    socceras  
    Thanks for the review
  • Madsinner
    Madsinner  
    good comments, i couldn't agree more
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