Kink or Cash? The real eroticism in 50 Shades of Grey

The enduring erotic legacy of 50 Shades of Grey

As more and more people invest in luxury couples sex toys we discuss the enduring erotic legacy of 50 Shades of Grey.

Luxury is the enduring eroticism in 50 Shades of Grey. That’s why we’re getting closer with a beautifully made glorious new breed of couples toys.

We live in a post 50 Shades world. We have sat next to people on the bus who have squeezed their knees together and blushed while reading their kindles. Whether we have been avid fans, over-shoulder peerers, or covering our eyes to avoid it, 50 Shades of Grey has affected us. And a lot of us loved it.

We rushed online to buy our BDSM kit in order to discover our “hard limits” and boy did we have fun. But this appetite for kink has subsided and what remains is an invigorated desire for toys that are designed for couples. New research from leading luxury sex-toy brand Lelo has revealed that we are putting down our paddles and hanging up our crops in favour of toys that enhance our more vanilla sexual habits.

Undoubtedly 50 Shades of Grey has had a tremendous effect on our sex-lives. The conversation has opened up; people are talking about sex more and are feeling free to try more too. Interestingly Lelo’s study has indicated that the surge in sales of BDSM sales has tailed off and now luxury couples toys are now becoming the most popular choice for people who are looking to explore and enhance their sexual experiences. An 82% increase in sales of couples toys supports Lelo’ theory.

Luxury Sex Toys in a Fantasy World

This can’t really come as a big surprise. After all, the crisp, clean, manicured and exquisite world that plays host to Mr. Grey’s carnival of erotic exploration is in lots of ways what makes it so delicious. The question we might ask is; if Christian Grey had been a humble blue-collar guy with a pokey little apartment, a knackered old banger of a car and questionable taste in bathroom suites would so many of us swoon along with Miss Steele’s inner-godess when he required complete submission, or hit us ‘til it hurt?

The bondage fantasy is couched in another fantasy of extreme wealth and luxury. We might not be able to aspire to the dizzying heights of Christian Grey’s Gatsby like wealth but we can bring a little piece of that opulent elegance into our own intimate lives, and it seems from Lelo’s survey that we are doing just that. Couples who have invited experimentation into their bedrooms are now undone their handcuffs and recommenced touching each other.

Maybe sex has once again become about people touching, the feel of skin on skin. After all lights on or off; it is the sensuous feel of things that is the most important and that is why the excellent quality of these toys and their superb manufacture is so vital.

You may not be able to afford Christian Grey’s stone egg shaped bath, but you can bring a bit of that luxury into your home with a beautifully designed and well-made intimate sex toy. And most importantly, mirroring the 50 Shades story itself, we can get closer to our partners, sharing our ecstasies and discovering new ways to bring pleasure to ourselves and each other.