Book review time! I finished reading Fifty Shades of Grey yesterday morning.
The book is a trilogy. The three volumes fast moving. The author is a woman. E. L. James. I specify her sex since from my perspective it is a woman’s book written by a woman.
Fifty Shades is #1 on the New York Times best seller list. It is being read world wide. Book stores keep running out.
Fifty Shades is a love novel. Again, written by a woman for women. Not generally the type of book men read. Too lovey dovey.
My sense is the book is going to raise sex to another level.
Sex and love are big time in the novel. They are integrated. One.
I am 77. This is the fourth time in my life that I have seen something occur which affected societal mores.
The birth control pill became popular in the 1960s. It freed women from the fear of unwanted pregnancy. Pre-marital sex and promiscuity were rampant. The female was liberated. Women were able to have sex like men without the fear of consequence.
The pill elevated sex to a new level.
Then came the Joy of Sex. A 1972 novel. Explained the mechanics of sex. Advised men and women how to better enjoy sex.
The major piece of information in the book was the clitoris. Not known as well then as it is today. Hard to believe, but that is how it was. Women were generally only enjoying vaginal orgasms. The clitoral revelation made it possible for them to enjoy clitoral orgasms. And for some, orgasms for the first time.
Joy of Sex was an international best seller, #1 on the New York Times best seller list.
Once more sex was elevated to a new level.
In 1981 and 1982, two relatively small studies were done regarding the g-spot. Medical science had been aware of the g-spot since the 1940s. A Dr. Grafenberg identified it by name in the 1950s. The g was taken from the first letter of his last name.
Some men’s sex magazine became aware of the studies. Playboy or Penthouse, perhaps. A major article was written. The thrust was that a man’s knowledge and use of the g-spot would place him in a position to better satisfy his woman.
The g-spot raised sex to even a further level.
Now comes Fifty Shades. No question a love novel. Different, however. BD/SM is the primary method of sexual play and expression.
More women than men are reading Fifty Shades. Most will want sex to provide the pleasures reflected in the book. The belief being that BD/SM will provide increased sexual satisfaction.
Fifty Shades elevates sex to another level. Just as the pill, Joy of Sex, and the g-spot did.
Exploration time in the bedroom again!
Lets move to the more mundane.
Last night was fun! Jenna and Krystal were my guests for drinks and dinner. It was the Chart Room and Hot Tin Roof.
After the ladies left, I stopped into the Chart Room again. Che was at the bar. I said hello. Did not have a drink. Told Che I was heading over to Don’s Place. He opted to follow me in his car.
Don was at the bar talking with Stan. I joined them. Bocce the conversation. We are team mates.
I missed Thursday night bocce this week. I was behind with the material for my Friday show. Every time I do not play, my team wins!
There has to be a message in that. The team beat Larry’s team 2-1.
Che arrived. The conversation changed. All sort of problems were discussed. The conversation got cerebral. I left. My head could take no more.
Syracuse beat Missouri in football yesterday 31-27. Good for Syracuse! A struggling team this year. They are now 6-5.
Today Syracuse basketball! One pm. I will be watching the game at John Lukas’ Big Ten Pub.
Syracuse is playing Wagner. A warm up game for Syracuse. Syracuse should win easily.
My Utica good friend Gus graduated from Wagner. It would have been nice if we could have watched the game together.
The college football picture was screwed up big time yesterday. Both Kansas State and Oregon lost. Notre Dame is the only undefeated major college team. Notre Dame has to get by USC next week to stay numero uno.
Enjoy your Sunday!