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Fifty Shades of Grey

Declare Your Independence

Lori Bryant Woolridge | Posted 09.02.2012 | Women
Lori Bryant Woolridge

This week, as the U.S. celebrates its national independence, consider declaring a little personal freedom of your own.

Fifty Shades of Oy

Jodi Lampert | Posted 09.02.2012 | Books
Jodi Lampert

Oh, ladies, and fellas. This IS porn. Of the worst kind! For girls, the fantasy is... the guy calls me back! Flies across the country to see me. Makes me meet his parents. Oh, yeah, did I say... he calls me back! That's hot.

Sexy Lit Before Fifty Shades of Grey

Scott Alexander Hess | Posted 08.29.2012 | Books
Scott Alexander Hess

Following are five novels that, in pre-Twitter, YouTube, Facebook times, went viral (or at least had readers gasping and gossiping) in a printable sort of way.

Tuesdays With Morrie Author Takes on Fifty Shades

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 08.25.2012 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

From Fifty Shades of Grey to Girls to the vibrator comedy Hysteria, female sexuality is taking over popular culture -- and Albom ain't having any of it.

Mitch Albom's Fifty Shades of Grey Column Leaves Us Unsatisfied

Ashley Woods | Posted 08.25.2012 | Detroit
Ashley Woods

Columnist Mitch Albom read Fifty Shades of Grey, and decided to write a column. In it, he laments the end of modesty in a world where programming like Cathouse and Girls play on television, but stresses that the problem is his alone.

'Women Don't Want To Have Sex Anymore,' Claims Author

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 06.25.2012 | Women

Despite the success of E.L. James' bestselling erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey," British author Jilly Cooper says that sex in fiction has generally...

9 Naughty Sex Tips From 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

Marisa Bennett | Posted 08.22.2012 | Books
Marisa Bennett

Check out these nine hot tips taken from Fifty Shades of Pleasure, and make your own sex life a best-seller!

To Tell or Not To Tell?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2012 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Intimacy isn't necessarily equated with complete honesty. Here are five commonly kept secrets and suggestions about whether it might be best to tell -- or not tell -- your partner about them.

Fifty Shades of Grey: My Version

Lisa Solod | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Lisa Solod

I have fantasies. Oh, do I have fantasies. They wake me up in the middle of the night; they keep me from work; they interfere with my relationships.

WATCH: 3 Grannies Critique '50 Shades Of Grey'

Posted 06.20.2012 | Fifty

They're baaaack! The three outspoken sisters -- who are best known for their assessment of Kim Kardashian's sex tape (and lack of carnal moves) th...

Come Now -- Or Not at All

Emma McLaughlin | Posted 08.19.2012 | Entertainment
Emma McLaughlin

We "chicks" have munched our popcorn while romantic comedies became just comedies. So, ladies, we have a mandate. We each have to buy a ticket to Magic Mike. The movie about the male stripper with that guy from The Vow.

A Rogue by Any Other Name

Emma Brodie | Posted 08.18.2012 | Women
Emma Brodie

As my cries of protest died against our neighbors' chants of "drankkk," the truth became evident: I'd been hitting the romance novels way too hard.

Let Me Count the Shades of Grey: Why HBO is the Modern-Day Houghton Mifflin

Julie Flynn Badal | Posted 06.14.2012 | Books
Julie Flynn Badal

Maybe the boundless intellectual freedom of our country spoils the illicit pleasures of reading something of quality. Maybe the novel is dead. Who is to say that a book is more thought-provoking than a television show?

Fifty Shades of Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 08.14.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

I was thrilled that I found hormone happiness prior to reading this book, because it would have been wasted on me. WOW...Fifty Shades of Grey turned me Fifty Shades of RED!

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' To Become Makeup & Clothing Lines

Posted 06.13.2012 | Style

Do you need fifty shades of gray eye shadow? How about fifty shades of gray undies? Whether you asked for them or not, "Fifty Shades Of Grey"-theme...

Will Angelina Jolie Direct 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.08.2012 | Entertainment

Angelina Jolie is probably not directing the film adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey," but that doesn't mean people can't write about her directing t...

The Effect 'Fifty Shades' Is Having On Our Bedroom Activities

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 06.07.2012 | Women

The hype surrounding “Fifty Shades of Grey” has done more than just sell books -- it’s selling sexual accessories. The New York Post reported th...

Shades Of Grey Are Really Black And White

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 08.06.2012 | Women
Rachel Braun Scherl

Does the Fifty Shades discussion and sex talk on primetime mean that society's views on women's sexuality have evolved?

Lucy Hale Wants Lead Role In Steamy Film

Posted 08.06.2012 | Celebrity

If it seems as if everyone is talking about the best-selling BDSM-themed book "Fifty Shades Of Grey," even more people are talking about its forthcomi...

Lust, the Strongest Force in the Universe: Why Women Are Obsessing Over Fifty Shades of Grey

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 08.04.2012 | Home
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Women are fantasizing about submission before men, obsessing over a book where a young, liberated female college student signs an agreement to be totally submissive toward a billionaire businessmen who wants to make her into his sex slave. What gives?

"Fifty Ways to Hide the Cover" -- A Song for Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey

Laurence Hughes | Posted 08.01.2012 | Books
Laurence Hughes

With acknowledgment to, and a deep abiding respect for, Paul Simon, in the sincere hope that no legal action will be forthcoming. "The problem is Fif...

WATCH: Dr. Ruth Talks 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

MSNBC | Posted 06.01.2012 | Fifty

"We are better off," said Dr. Ruth Westheimer of today's "sex-saturated" society on The TODAY Show this morning. "We can prove that there are less wom...

5 Confusing Things Ladies Love

Bryan Safi | Posted 07.31.2012 | Comedy
Bryan Safi

Now, I'm a man who loves women, and I have absolutely no interest in ever getting in their pants. And since most of my friends are women, I've always thought I understood them pretty well. But there are five things that still totally confound me.

Fifty Shades of Frustration: My Grievances With E.L. James' Provocative New Novel

Natalie Thomas | Posted 07.30.2012 | Books
Natalie Thomas

What Sex and the City did for women's sexuality, Fifty Shades takes to another level. Christian Grey might even make Samantha Jones blush.

50 Shades Of Grey (Matter): How Science Is Defying BDSM Stereotypes

Kayt Sukel | Posted 07.30.2012 | Women
Kayt Sukel

Science suggests BDSM is not wrong or dangerous, but rather one of the natural variations found in the complex world of human sexuality.