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'Fifty Shades of Grey' -- From the Personal to the Political

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.11.2015 | Women
Jane Simon, M.D.

To turn to the real world, it is not uncommon to find households in which one parent dominates another. The power play in turn impacts the children.

A Sex-Positive Feminist Laments '50 Shades of Boredom'

Gracie X | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women
Gracie X

He's creepy. He's that guy who needs a personality overhaul, the dude who's too controlling, too domineering -- out of bed. You want to dominate me in bed? Be my guest. You want to drive? Here are the keys to my clitoris. But don't pull that controlling crap out of bed.

Fifty Shades of Growth: A Psychotherapist's Invitation to Action

Keri Nola | Posted 04.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Keri Nola

As a sexual health educator and psychotherapist, it may or may not surprise you to know that I went to see Fifty Shades of Grey. I've always been inc...

Dear BDSM Community: Your Fifty Shades of Complaining Isn't Productive

Cassie Fuller | Posted 04.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Cassie Fuller

I'm afraid that readers with a new found interest in kink will be headed down a dangerous path without further education. But, it's precisely for those reasons that while I'll be the first to talk about the problems in the series, you won't see me complaining about the franchise.

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson: A Question of Character?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

If you're skeptical about the movie being true to the book, and the actors doing justice with their interpretation of the characters, the best thing you can do is remain as open-minded as possible. Otherwise, you run the risk of shortchanging yourself as well as the leads in the film.

Six Warnings About the Film Fifty Shades of Grey

Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D. | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D.

Fans defend the film as providing fun, pure fantasy and a community, but as a couples counselor, sex therapist, and teen advisor for decades, I worry about take-away messages from the movie. Here are my warnings.

2015: Would Hollywood Be Seduced by Marty?

Joseph Cooper | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Joseph Cooper

By his own account, Marty is "fat and ugly, fat and ugly." To complete the picture, he's a hesitant never-been-married gap-toothed 34-year-old Bronx butcher who still lives with his mother.

The Boy Made of Plastic

Izak Pratt | Posted 04.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Izak Pratt

In the gay world, many of us seem to be looking for the next best thing - all while neglecting the fact that all we ever wanted and all we ever needed was potentially right next to us.

Sex Therapist On What Women Can Actually Learn From 50 Shades of Grey

Brandy Engler | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Brandy Engler

What does Fifty Shades of Grey reveal that women really want? The movie isn't about women loving rich guys or stalkers or wanting abuse or even S&M. These features are exaggerations of common, deep-seated wishes for security, danger, excitement, adventure.

Domestic Violence Victims Advocate: 50 Shades of Grey Is NOT about Domestic Violence

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 04.18.2015 | Entertainment
Tanya Young Williams

I must respectfully disagree with my fellow domestic violence awareness and victims advocates. I do not think that 50 Shades of Grey glamorizes domestic violence, nor do I think a boycott is warranted.

Stephanie Marcus

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Isn't A Movie About BDSM, And That's A Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 02.16.2015 | Entertainment

Like its source material, the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie is a phenomenon. Sam Taylor-Johnson's much-derided adaptation of E.L. James' more-derided n...

50 Questions We Had While Watching 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray & Taylor Trudon | Posted 02.16.2015 | Women

Watching "Fifty Shades of Grey" in a massive theater surrounded by 100-plus New York media types was An Experience. There was some titillation, a ...

Fifty Shades Feeding Frenzy

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 04.13.2015 | Entertainment
Rachel Braun Scherl

Before we get caught up in the frenzy, the obsession with BDSM (not that there is anything wrong with it), just consider that the real appeal of this souped-up chick flick, might be simple.

The First Half Hour Of 'Fifty Shades' Was Basically A 'That's What She Said' Joke

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.13.2015 | Women

In its first 30 minutes, "Fifty Shades of Grey" was practically an all-out comedy. At the screening I attended, there were more moments of snickeri...

ReThink Review: Fifty Shades of Grey -- Why Now?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Timing and technology may have conspired to make a story like Fifty Shades of Grey a runaway success, but its poor grasp of bondage and dominant/submissive power dynamics may send a dangerous message farther and faster than we would ever want.

Stephanie Marcus

Can You Tell The Difference Between Christian Grey And A Serial Killer?

HuffingtonPost.com | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 02.13.2015 | Entertainment

"Fifty Shades of Grey," a terrible movie based on a terrible book, gives the world one of the least sexy characters of all time: Christian Grey. J...

'50 Shades of Grey' and Sexual Exploration

Mike Domitrz | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women
Mike Domitrz

The film Fifty Shades of Grey is being released on February 13th, just in time for Valentine's Day. Sexual images are everywhere, and often the most awkward conversations involve parents talking to their children about sexual exploration and personal safety.

The First 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Reviews Are In

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment

Unless you're Kim Kardashian, "Fifty Shades of Grey" reviews were embargoed until Wednesday morning. But when it rains corny sex dramas, it floods. Af...

What Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey Want Their Male Partners to Learn From the Movie (If They Agree to Go See It)

Sari Eckler Cooper | Posted 04.11.2015 | Entertainment
Sari Eckler Cooper

With the premiere of Fifty Shades the movie widely anticipated this Valentine's Day, I think it's important to look at what heterosexual men can learn about what women are seeking in the fantasy that is Christian Grey.

Fifty Shades of Grey: The Teddy Bear

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 04.11.2015 | Comedy
Julie Gerstenblatt

Oh, yes, it's true. Sad, twisted, and slightly demonic, but true. Just in time for both Valentine's Day and the much-anticipated release of the Fifty Shades movie, the Vermont Teddy Bear Company has come out with a Fifty Shades of Grey Bear.

Great Sex, Good Design, and 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Stephen Snyder MD | Posted 04.07.2015 | Women
Stephen Snyder MD

I wonder what Jane Austen would think about Fifty Shades. Sure, she'd probably hate Erica Leonard's prose. But if she got past that, I think she might enjoy the book.

What's the Sexiest Thing About Fifty Shades of Grey?

Stephen Snyder MD | Posted 04.05.2015 | Women
Stephen Snyder MD

Since Elizabeth Bennett first began to warm to Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice after getting a look at his country estate at Pemberley, many a literary heroine's feelings for a man have been influenced by a setting that suggests wealth, power and good taste.

Take A Tour Of Christian Grey's Apartment

TODAY.com | Amy Eley | Posted 02.03.2015 | Entertainment

Dreaming of paying a visit to Mr. Grey in his penthouse apartment? That can now be a reality — kind of.  ...

Christian Grey and the Art of Being Tested for Love

Stephen Snyder MD | Posted 03.15.2015 | Women
Stephen Snyder MD

Every father, husband, and would-be lover should master this one lesson: If a woman seems to be testing you, she probably is. If she didn't think you were worthy, she wouldn't bother.

Sexual Women Don't Need Any Stinking Lectures

Taylor Marsh | Posted 01.12.2015 | Women
Taylor Marsh

Why do American filmmakers continue to moralize and lecture where women who love hot, adventurous sex are concerned? Can't women just enjoy adventurous sex, including with multiple partners, if she chooses, without the judgment?