5 Myths About Kinky Sex From '50 Shades Of Grey'

By

5 Myths About Kinky Sex From '50 Shades Of Grey' [EXPERT]
Not everything in the sexy trilogy is exactly accurate ...

As someone who has identified as kinky for over a decade, both professionally and personally, I have to admit I was absolutely appalled when the 50 Shades trilogy first hit the mainstream. I read all three books, and as I read some of the myths and stereotypes, I had to do some deep breathing.

I couldn't help thinking, "these are the books that have become the cultural reference point for kink?" As I thought this, a bit of my kinky little heart broke. But, my opinion has changed since then.

I still think the books are poorly written and that there is much better erotica out there. Regardless, these are the books that have everyone talking about sex and kink. At this point, the value of that far outweighs some tired writing clichés.

So, 50 Shades of Grey has suddenly made it trendy to "be kinky" or at least talk about it. My hope is that those who have found themselves turned on by the books start to learn and explore kink beyond these pages. But for that to happen, some of the misinformation has to be rectified. So, get ready for 50 shades of mythbusting. 4 Tips To Improve Your Sex Life

1. Anyone who is interested in kinky sex must have had an abusive past.

Busted: A huge study in Australia proved that mental illness does not occur more frequently in the kink community. There certainly are some people that use BDSM to regain control, regarding a past trauma. There are also some that use BDSM as a way of justifying abusive behavior. But, the overwhelming majority of people who engage in kinky play are nice, normal and respectful. 5 Moves Men Can Learn From Christian Grey

2. A "slave" contract is required to have a relationship with a dominant and submissive dynamic.

Busted: There is absolutely no requirement to have a contract in order to enjoy some kinky power play. However, the contract in 50 Shades of Grey does cover an important part of healthy BDSM relationships, which is negotiation.

It is very important to talk clearly about what you and your partner do and don't want to do. It is best to be very clear at the outset about what kind of experience you are each looking for and that should be reevaluated occasionally to see if any activities should be added or removed from the list.

3. Simultaneous orgasms happen every time, multiple times a day.

Busted: While it is a fantastic fantasy and can technically be achieved through studying Tantra, it's pretty unlikely. It's particularly unlikely for someone as sexually inexperienced as the lead female character is. Her name is Ana Steele and she is a 21-year-old virgin who has never even touched herself "down there." Suddenly, she can orgasm on command. This is possible, but very unlikely.

More about 50 Shades Darker from YourTango:

Article contributed by
Advanced Member

Kali Williams

Author

Kali Williams

Founder of Erotication.com

http://www.CoachingByKali.com

http://www.KinkAcademy.com

http://www.PassionateU.com

http://www.FiftyShadesRomance.com

http://www.BeASexEducator.com

Location: Somerville, MA
Credentials: BS
Other Articles/News by Kali Williams:

Celebrate Sexy Sunday Together

By

Modern schedules tend to be pretty insane. All seven days filled to the brim with working, house chores, errands and social time. So I am advocating for at least one "Sexy Sunday" to be reclaimed each month for couples to reconnect with sensuality, intimacy and sexy romps! If you have kids you’ll have to make an extra effort, but it will be ... Read more

4 Simple Ways To Feel More Confident In Bed

By

Confidence is the sexiest attribute. Appearance is a far second to anyone with an aura of genuine confidence. Arrogance, an attitude of superiority (without the skills to back it up). Beware the thin line between the two. Confidence comes from feeling sure about yourself, comfortable in your own skin and with yourself. Don’t be a shrinking flower, be ... Read more

Seduce Your Partner & Improve Your Sex Life!

By

Spontaneity is nice, but a well-planned seduction can be even nicer – Polgara ‘The Mallorean’ Ok yes, this quote came from a sci-fi fantasy book, but it is still completely true! Obviously having hot passionate sex on the turn of a dime is incredibly hot, but if we all waited for those times to happen we might never get laid. One of my ... Read more

See More

GET MORE ARTICLES LIKE THIS IN YOUR INBOX!

Sign up for our daily email and get the stories everyone is talking about.

Ask The Experts

Have a dating or relationship question?
Visit Ask YourTango and let our experts and community answer.

FROM AROUND THE WEB