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Friday, August 22, 2014

Disturbing Behaviors in Women Who’ve Read ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

The sexually graphic “Fifty Shades of Grey” book, which will be released as a movie in 2015, has already been criticized for being “mommy porn.” But a recent study is actually quantifying some of the real-life behaviors of women who have read the fiction work about a man’s more than domineering sexual preferences.

Amy Bonomi, a professor in Michigan State University’s Department Human Development and Family Studies, analyzed the health risks with reading fiction that depicts violence against women and found those who had read “Fifty Shades” were more likely to have a verbally abusive partner, to exhibit eating disorders and take diet aids, to report binge drinking and to have had five or more sexual partners throughout their lifetime up until this point.

4 comments:

  1. This proves that research studies are a waste! I am an older married woman who doesn't binge drink, have an eating disorder or an abusive husband. When SO many girls and ladies were reading Fifty shades, I couldn't understand why there would be three books. Then I read the first and was totally hooked. I've always loved spanking (we really only do erotic spanking, but once in awhile I know there's an added degree of strength thrown in when I've aggravated my husband for a few days) and this book sparked my desire for sex tremendously. I started talking about spankings again and was ready for sex all the time. My husband has been thrilled with the change in me.

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  2. Only IF true, this does raise some interesting issues. I question, where was this "sample" drawn from? With this book having been read, allegedly by 100 million plus people, how did you get a random sample of the people that read this book. Were the people from the sample volunteers. From the study it said they polled 650 women (18-24). Maybe ONLY the ones that have issues would respond to the poll. Maybe their was a monetary incentive and that biased the poll. Without a rigorously controlled follow up study, (with peer review); will anything meaningful be known.

    Again, IF true, it is only true in general. There will be millions (remember 100 million women read this book) were it won't be applicable. Among 18-24 college age women, what % binge drink and how do readers of this book vary from that %. The same could be said about much of the questions. Were is the "control group" for this study. Many had starved themselves - well unfortunately MANY young girls do starve themselves. I am not sure if this study shows a higher % than the general population.

    This is "potentially" too serious not to have follow up studies that either support or refute this. I would be curious to see what they say.

    OTKRob of NY

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  3. Just to be clear, we do not have a dog in this. Just a part of an article I saw this morning. We have not read 50 Shades. Probably will not read it. My take on the spanking community feelings on 50 Shades is that they don't like it. The study could well be bogus, maybe some grad student taking advantage of the hype the book is riding. Make of book and the study what you will. Cheers

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  4. I read 50 Shades and LOVED it. I'm a 58 divorced woman. Never a binge drinker, ex not abusive and I don't/never had an eating disorder. What this book did for me: I opened up and searched for a partner that could make my fantasies a reality.

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