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"Impact of "Fifty Shades of Grey" on Acadiana"

on Wednesday, 23 May 2012. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Part 1


It's a book that's topped the New York Times best sellers list for more than a month. "Fifty Shades of Grey" is a romance novel with a twist. The book is filled with racy themes that are getting some women to open up about their sex lives and to become more adventurous in the bedroom.

Erotic, sexy, and mysterious. "Fifty Shades of Grey is a love story, touching on themes of "BDSM"---that's bondage, domination, sadism, and masochism.

"We all enjoy sex. It's a lot of fun," said area regional manager of the Lion's Den, Jeannie Smith.

For some readers, it's a "permission slip" to spice things up in the bedroom, and open doors to a taboo topic.

At the "Lion's Den," an adult store in Acadiana, manager Jeannie Smith says the "Fifty Shades of Grey Effect" is two-fold.

"We can't keep them stocked right now. The publisher sold so many they had to make more copies so this is a problem for all stores across the United States," said Smith.

But reading the book isn't enough for everyone. Smith says some have come in wanting to mimic what they're reading.

"More women are open when they come in after reading the book they have a little bit more confidence to come in and shop," said Smith.

Some of the popular items at the store, blind folds, handcuffs, and whips. "Fifty Shades of Grey" is not the first erotic book to peak women's sexual interest. ...

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