Wow, I love it. So much hype around this hot novel. The book is sparking great discussion. I stumbled upon this article on Time.
50 Shades of Grey: Why Is It News That Women Like Sex?
A few facts might be welcome. A 2006 study at McGill University found that women watching sexual imagery reach physical arousal as quickly as men and are sexually aroused by a greater range of images than men. In a landmark 2007 study in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that women remain interested in sex well into their ninth decade. In fact, among women with an intimate partner or spouse, fully 75 percent of women between age 75 and 85 reported sexual desire (compared to 80 percent of men.) Among respondents who had been sexually inactive for at least three months, the major reason given for lack of sex was the male partner’s physical health.
But we still act shocked that women have grown-up desires. After decades of advocacy and progress, it’s hard to believe the staying power of some of these one-dimensional portraits of women. The hype around 50 Shades of Grey feels more like 50 shades of condescension.
- 50 Shades of Being Treated Like Shit is Hot (Grey) (thegirlrevolution.com)
- I Will Never Read ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ (amommys2cents.wordpress.com)
- ’50 Shades of Grey’: Are Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart Like Christian, Ana? (celebs.gather.com)