Sex News: Women Now Want Fifty Shades of Vanilla Sex

Women Now Want Fifty Shades of Vanilla Sex, concludes a survey conducted by leading mainstream luxury vibrators and couples massagers manufacturer, LELO.

The 2014 Global Sex Survey (the information from which is made up from data collected between December 2012 and December 2013 as well as results of January 2014 survey responses) shows that although more women tried kinky sex acts since 2012, they are now returning to their ‘tried and tested’ methods of finding sexual pleasure.

Women have officially ’emerged from this kinky ‘Fifty Shades’ phase with more liberated attitudes, finding ways beyond the novelty and kink to enhance intimacy with their partners,’ say LELO.

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LELO’s survey conclusion also goes on to highlight the popularity of sex toys amongst committed couples, with sex counselor and best-selling author Ian Kerner, PhD stating:

“Sex toys are a great idea for couples; they are not only a fantastic way to spice up your sex life together, but they work. They help women reach the heights of orgasms that are usually difficult for most.

Just before Valentine’s Day 2014, LELO have released the news that there is a spike in purchases of couples’ vibrators and sex toys, such as their brand new Hula Pleasure Beads, oral sex simulator ORA, as well as the rotating vibrator for couples, IDA.

What do you think? Is kinky sex out this year? Should sexual enjoyment be linked to cultural and societal trends? Are BDSM and sex toys entirely independent pursuits?


Please comment below with your thoughts.

– Cara Sutra



  1. Hmm. Most of the people who got into ‘knky stuff’ via 50 Shades were basically not kinky people in the first place. Also, 50 Shades is hardly a kinkster’s manual, so it’s not surprising that the people who liked the book have gone back to vanilla heteromonogamy, because that’s basically the message of the wretched thing anyway.

  2. I totally agree with Zak Jane Keir.
    I find it most interesting that over 80% found the “reality of their fantasies” disappointing. I think it’s probable that many vanilla women inspired by 50 Shades bought whips & handcuffs with the belief that using them was all it took to be exciting & “kinky.” The books never really went beyond that to show the deeper level of a D/s relationship (at least not in a positive light). And while there are plenty of people who enjoy BDSM for the purely physical aspects, it also runs deeper for a lot of people. Dominance & submission is often a state of mind, and it requires A LOT of communication to achieve that sort of healthy power dynamic between a couple. It doesn’t surprise me that most people abandoned the fad so quickly if they weren’t educated about the mental aspect of it.
    But if this truly did put a spark in their sex lives and open up lines of communication about sex (and sex toys) then that’s a start, right?

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