The Steamy Read Women Can't Resist
By Lyz Lenz for YourTango
Moms across the nation are in a tizzy, and no, it's not over the teething toy Sophie the Giraffe (although Sophie is pretty great). Instead, what's got these ladies all hot and bothered
is an erotic novel about BDSM (bondage, discipline, sadism, masochism), Fifty Shades of Grey
, the first novel in a trilogy describing the relationship between 21-year-old Anastasia Steele and 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey, who wants Steele to be his love slave.
What's interesting about the novels isn't the raunch; it's that Steele, throughout each scene, is a consensual partner in this BDSM sex. She has control—and when she feels uncomfortable or squeamish, she leaves. Many women read the book when it was initially available for free (under a different title) on a fan fiction website. Tell us: Have you—or do you plan to—peruse this steamy text?