So, with the amount of publicitiy that the adult fiction book 50 Shades of Grey has been getting for its hot and spicy sex scenes, it was only a matter of time before readers started taking what they read...into the bedroom. It doesn't hurt that the two books released as a follow up (50 Shades Darker and 50 Shades Freed) are just as juicy as the first. Whether you love the trilogy or not, there's no question that it's had a major impact on the sex lives of men and women everywhere.
But is there a point where this phenomenon can go a bit too far? For instance, one of our readers at YourTango mentioned just how concerned he was about his wife's obsession with the book, stating "My wife brought home the book 50 Shades Of Grey and suddenly our sex life is hot again. Why are women so turned on by a book? Should I be concerned I'm not enough for her?" Sherry Amatenstein, author of The complete Marriage Counselor, attempts to explain the phenomenon that is EL James' bestselling erotic fiction trilogy. "Instead of being concerned," says Sherry, "be grateful! Your wife is saying she wants to be more sexually in sync with you; she's saying "women can like porn too, and also like fantasty." We totally agree that there is nothing wrong with being inspired to spice up your sex life!