Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:15 AM
Renew Deal (70,434 posts)
Could 'Fifty Shades' give us a baby boom?
One of these days, some kid's going to ask how he was made and he'll be met with the response,"Fifty Shades of Grey."
According to the Global Editor in Chief of BabyCenter.com, Linda Murray, the odds of that happening are looking stronger than you'd think.
Getting into E.L. James' racy runaway best-seller, the first in a trilogy, "is acting like an aphrodisiac for women,” Murray told "Good Morning America" Tuesday. “It’s putting them in the mood more frequently and they’re having more sex and they’re ultimately getting pregnant faster.”
BabyCenter.com posted a blog on July 10 about the novel's potential responsibility for some forthcoming bundles of joy, noting that many members of the BabyCenter community pointed to the book as an aid in conception.
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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:20 AM
FSogol (32,281 posts)
1. Maybe a lame Baby Boom.
This is what happens when you take "Lady Chatterley's Lover" and "The Story of O" out of the libraries.
From a good WAPO article on the "book":
"One could lament the lamentable prose. As one Amazon.com reviewer noted, “characters roll their eyes 41 times, Ana bites her lip 35 times, Christian’s lips ‘quirk up’ 16 times, Christian ‘cocks his head to one side’ 17 times, characters ‘purse’ their lips 15 times, and characters raise their eyebrows a whopping 50 times. . . . If I wrote like that, I’d use a pseudonym too.”"