It’s been just over a year since the frenzy sparked over the racy Fifty Shades of Grey books, and they’ve since received both praise and slack for their content. The books are about the explicitly sexual relationship between a rich businessman, Christian Grey, and a young woman fresh out of college, Anastasia Steele, and include erotic scenes of bondage, dominance, and masochism.
The books arguably changed the way people, especially women, think about sex, and it got a lot of people talking about what they really want in the bedroom. And since sex is such a big part of many sugar daddy/sugar baby relationships, the story proved to set an example for what younger women want out of their sex life. A popular sugar daddy matchmaking web site found last year, following the release of the books, that 186,000 of its sugar baby members were looking for that kind of a relationship—they wanted a dominant man just like Christian Grey. The infatuation with the Fifty Shades fantasy hasn’t diminished because, since then, that number has almost doubled, with over 263,000 sugar babies admitting that they’re looking for a dominant sugar daddy, especially one that takes charge when it comes to sex.
Furthermore, the matchmaking web site found that, after the books were released, more young women were flocking to the site in the hopes of finding a sexual relationship like the one in the books. In fact, over 98,000 profiles mentioned “Christian Grey,” “Anastasia Steele,” or “Fifty Shades” in their profiles. With the upcoming release of the film adaptation, those numbers are likely to get even higher.
This just goes to show that many young women are intrigued by the idea of being with a rich, powerful older man who can take care of them in every way possible, including financially and sexually. Sugar daddy/sugar baby relationships aren’t as taboo as they were once upon a time, and it’s pretty clear that more and more young women are beginning to realize that it does come with its advantages.
What do you think: Would you open to a Fifty Shades relationship with your sugar daddy?
“Over 263,190 Women Seek ‘Fifty Shades’ Relationships,” PRWeb web site, September 20, 2013; http://goo.gl/kLCVwB.