The hot and steamy E.L. James novel Fifty Shades of Grey, which aroused women across the country and breathed new life into their sex lives, has inspired T-shirt makers to print Fifty Shades baby onesies.
The infant clothing is emblazoned with tongue-and-cheek messages such as “9 months ago my mommy read Fifty Shades of Grey” and “I’m a later’s baby.”
These onesies imply that the book rife with heavy-breathing S&M scenes lit a fire under Mom and got her into the sack with Dad where a baby was conceived.
Clever and funny or creepy and inappropriate? I’ll let you make the call.
When Fifty Shades of Grey hit the world women couldn’t get enough. The erotica novel soared on the New York Times bestseller list, and the second and third books were also popular. The media propelled the idea that exhausted, sex-starved moms were driving sales. The trilogy of books is often referred to as “mommy porn,” and a hilarious Saturday Night Live skit shows Kristen Wiig on Mother’s Day trying to escape her family and kids so she can read Fifty Shades in privacy and masturbate.
When the title was first released by a small Australian publisher, few paper copies were available and the sales of e-copies skyrocketed. Women preferred the digital copies anyway because they could “secretly” read the book. Without the cover on display nobody knew they were in the midst of an erotic sex scene.
Yes, 50 Shades of Grey is filled with sex. It’s the story of a torrid relationship between a 22-year-old literature student, Anastasia Steele, and a 28-year-old entrepreneur, Christian Grey, who likes to take charge in the bedroom (think: BDSM).
All of these erotic scenes have supposedly energized women to become more sexually active, spawning a flurry of pregnancies. Earlier this year the parenting website BabyCenter hypothesized that a Fifty Shades of Grey baby boom would strike the country in several months as many users in the Community admitted that their pregnancies were directly tied to reading the book.
I would like to thank the author of “Fifty Shades of Grey” for our newest addition.
DH and I were “not preventing” and letting whatever happens, happen in regard to TTC #2, for the past few months… Let’s just say that my obsession with the Fifty Shades Of Grey trilogy increased our frequency last month and I just got a BFP!
Yup, this series was definitely my version of female Viagra. Thank you E L James!!!
Did the boom happen? There’s no hard data to prove it, but just this week the CEO of a Canadian hospital in Windsor, Ont., said that the 30 percent increase in birth rates at his hospital is likely linked to 50 Shades.
“When this book came out, everyone said ‘just wait it’s coming,’” David Musyj told CBC News.
No word yet from hospitals in America.
It’s good news that the book has inspired women to have more sex but does that really need to be advertised on a baby onesie?