OK, so what’s with all the “Fifty Shades of Grey” sex toy parties? Seriously. I’ve received three invites to “Fifty Shades” themed parties in the last few weeks. Everyone seems to be getting into the act. No pun intended.
Now, I admit. I read the books. How could I not? I mean, I’m a writer and the trilogy has dominated the New York Times Bestseller list for more than 20 weeks. So, of course, I had to read them and see what all the excitement was about. To be honest, I wish I were making the kind of green the author is making off of “Grey.”
I imagine the business at sex toy shops (both online and brick and mortar stores) is booming. Not to mention the sales of rope, tape and ties at hardware stores.
I was at the bookstore on Sunday and one clerk yelled to another, "Do we have 'Fifty Shades' in large print?" Of course, everyone standing in the vicinity turned to look at who was asking for the large print.
The whole time I was reading the book I kept thinking, God, I am so vanilla. I didn’t even know this stuff existed! Yeah, I know. I’m way naive. But geez, writers often write what they know and I couldn’t help wondering how much real-world experience the author had.
Anyway, what do you think of this phenom? Good? Bad? Indifferent? Have you gone to one of these parties?