Spanking on the cover of newsweek

Newsweek decided to do something a little different this week. And, I have to say, I was shocked.

The premises of the article was based on the book Fifty Shades of Grey which has seriously taken the “non-DD world” and “DD world” by storm. I haven’t read it yet, but if you have..I’d love to hear what you think. 

The headline of the article (even though it doesn’t say it on the cover..maybe it’s too controversial?) is Spanking Goes Mainstream. And, to some extent, that’s true. From the popular Fifty Shades of Grey book to Anne Rice deciding to write a series on Dom/sub relationships that discuss spanking in great lengths, to movies, and now appears it won’t be too long before domestic discipline is brought up in “mainstream.” And, I have to admit, I think it’s awesome. 

The article dives pretty deep in exploring why women would want a relationship like that, and although it doesn’t specifically mention domestic discipline, it does mention submissive tendencies, and Dom/sub quite a bit. 

I’m curious what everyone thinks. Also, if anyone has read Fifty Shades of Grey, please let me know what you think. I’m curious!

7 thoughts on “Spanking on the cover of newsweek

  1. I’ve read the series and enjoyed it a lot. For me, the actual “play” scenes weren’t what made it good, it was the correspondence and banter between the two characters.

  2. I have all three books and they are incredible. The movies are good but you get so more from the books(obviously). Anyways I do believe the fifty’s books open up alot of things to people, it is one of the reasons my husband and I started a DD relationship. But still working on that, lol.

  3. Haven’t seen the movies but the books were awful. The main male character was flat out coercive in convincing the younger, less experienced, and definitely financially less powerful female character into a BDSM relationship. (Basically, “I won’t have any sort of relationship with you unless you…”) In addition, he was portrayed as needing this type of relationship because of deep-seated emotional problems he had whereas I think that emotional health is a prerequisite to starting such a relationship. Then there’s the ‘curing all his emotional woes by the power of my love’ thing which… real life does not work that way.

    I have read much better BDSM fanfic (which is what 50 shades started as) (though that particular fandom is not one of mine). And much much better DD fic.

  4. Frankly, I thought the books and movies were hilarious. But can I argue with all the money they made? Hard to imagine any woman willingly putting herself into such a position.

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