"Fifty Shades of Grey" has been seen as the book to read if you want more action - just look at how many parents say it helped bring about a baby - but it might also inspire divorce.
The Daily Mail reports that a 41-year-old banker has petitioned for divorce in Britain's High Court because her husband's "boring attitude" toward sex is an example of "unreasonable behavior," which, under the nation's law, is one of five grounds for splitting up a marriage.
The Daily Mail reports that the wife bought the book imagining it might encourage her partner to be more adventurous in the bedroom, and read it with hopes that it would spice things up.
"She thought their sex life had hit a rut - he never remembered Valentine’s Day and he never complimented her on her appearance," the wife's attorney told the paper. "So she bought sexy underwear in an attempt to get her husband more involved. She said, 'Let’s make things more interesting.'"
The husband allegedly still didn't "take notice," and the wife "told him he had a boring attitude toward sex and she was fed up," the attorney continued.
The attorney claims that the husband "went ballistic when he found out the name of the book" his wife had been reading, and blamed her sexy efforts on "the bloody book."
According to the Daily Mail, the husband is agreeing to the allegations of "unreasonable behavior" in order to get the divorce granted quickly.
If the book is causing this many waves in relationships, we can only imagine what the movie will do.
I thought it was hot.
read the book...its not the end of the world have fun.
im sure said woman asking for a divorce does not realize her husband does not want to do those things with her, but would probably jump at the chance to do them with a more attractive person. Some people need perspective. And Shades of Grey is Porn for women. Pure and simple.
And porn is only for men? Your statement is totally ridiculous and shows your maturity. I also love how you blame the woman's looks, ya ignorant fool
You sound like my husband and you have the same first name. Women can be adventurous in bed and its ok. Men aren't the only ones who want to have fun.
I think his main point is that the husband may simply not be attracted to her ... he may be 'boring' because he isn't interested in her and not want to say it. With another woman he might be all over it. He sure seems to want to get the divorce over quickly. Can happen in long marriages. This morning my wife is in the hallway helping my youngest daughter with her shoes; my older daughter is in a hurry and getting upset because they are blocking her way ... my youngest daughter who seems to have no filter says ... hey, don't look at me, I'm not the fat one. I tried very hard to keep from laughing while I scolded her. True though ... she's twice the woman I married and not in a good way.
This book proves nobody ever really grows up. It's turned America's population of women into giggling sixth graders who found their dad's stash of Hustler. But if it gets people to read anything other than their text messages, I guess that's a good thing.
This book is trash. Plain and simple. I read two chapters and when I felt my brain cells dying I threw it out.
I'm sorry, but this is book is sheer dribble. Literature these days has gone the way of the toilet. The fact that this caused a "divorce" is laughable, but I digress. Books don't cause divorces, the lack of work and communication causes divorce.
Fifty Shades of Gray is not intended to be considered literature, no more than porn is considered to be literature, or a classic movie. If you don't like it, don't read it, but others are entertained by it.
Dribble?? You'd mean DRIVEL
home alone part 2,876,298
Sounds like Daisy has finally had enough of Onslow.
Ha Ha! Funny reference and image!! :)
2 monitors–the good one and the liar
This book was boring and a very simple read (no imagination, depth, or character).
There are far more better books and authors one in particular ZANE!!!!
Zane is pure trash!!
i found the book interesting....
From a literary point of view, this book is garbage.
But from an erotic point of view, the book (and all three of the series), is pure gold.
I believe the book leads to divorce. I'm afraid I have too much respect for literature to stick with somebody that buys poorly written Twilight fan-fiction with characters' names changed.
Books do not lead to divorce people do marriage is work and both parties must work at it if one drops the ball then the marriage fails. I read all the books and find them to be a great ficional read nothing more or less and my spouse and i did play out some scenes and it was fun!!!!
One thing that was helpful to us was seeing the movie Sessions... check it out. It puts the whole thing in perspective and makes you happy for what you've got and what you can do..
When The Godfather came out, it started a conversation about women who are, ahem, too loose to enjoy themselves. For a small group of women it was a life-saver, telling them straight up what was wrong and how to fix it. Apparently this book, poorly-written as it is, has also started some conversations about you want me to put what where while you dress up as what? Maybe America needed to have that conversation. Read Gerald's Game next.
I find that most porn strikes me as either disgusting, horrifying, or hilarious. Nothing's worse than someone else's fantasy.
Article doesn't exactly cover all the information. She shows up with that book and new undies and he's still not interested. Exactly how hefty is this woman?
You seriously put "hefty" out there? I'm sure you are sporting a six pack...give me a break!
Probably the 'heft' is the man's problem; either way, your partner is supposed to support you when you have needs. If they broke up over this book, they should have done it long ago.
Bob is likely right.....while it's a two way street, if one person has completely let themselves go (e.g. gaining a ton of weight), no new undies are going to change matters.
Why automatically assume she must be "hefty"??
*high fives Bob Smith*
Marriage is the single worst thing you can do to yourself.
Putting your organ in the pickle slicer is the single worst thing you can do.
Unless the pickle slicer is a redhead with a nice figure and tight pants . . .
I agree with canteloupe
LOL, Canteloupe. :)
Of course it's not because of some softcore porn novel.
I agree. Sometimes its just a case of two people who don't belong together. Time for both of them to move on.
Its a great book for causing marital problems, something America really needs more of. Its great how the media brands married life as "boring" these days. Stay classy America, well stay classy until you find your wife boinking a 22 year old.
You realize this story is from the UK, right?
LOL toooo funny Andy. That would get their shorts in a bunch!!!!
Monogamy is just wrong anyway...we're not wired that way; despite what 'civilized society' says.
And if the chick was so bent that her old man didn't wanna nail her anymore; go get hammered by someone else. What's the mystery?
You obviously have not been in love with someone who loves you back.
I've been married nearly forty years and never felt any urge to stray. Marrying THE WRONG PERSON is the worst thing you can do.
i can't just leep into the next relationship like other women do... i need time to regroup find myself again.
when i meet someone and i trust him even if i can only see him once a week. I can have s*x all the time
all night long.
of life support ...sad
My wife and I have been married 21 yrs.... Since reading the book she's into antthing and everything ! and wants it all the time ...... Im 52 and not sure how much more I can handle... where was this book 15 yrs ago...lol
I actually believe you. My b.f. is 50 and can't keep up with me, although I have to give him credit for trying hard. ;)
In the anus?
I find it hard to believe many of you can read, by the poor writing in these comments.
Judging by your comment I'd say you aren't too bright yourself. If people here didn't know how to read as you claim, then why the heck would they be on a webpage that requires reading in the first place? As the saying goes. " If you don't have anything intelligent to say, shut the f*** up".
If your marriage it boring, in trouble or on life support. Why in the world would you think this book would help you?
Dude – did you even read the book? If you do you'll probably be able to answer your own question.
??????? & Church of Suicidal.........? Can I watch:)
if you constantly have to go after his dik...then you need to figure that out....you know what i mean?
there are others in line...so i never really had a panic in the x area even at my age...i was picky because i have to have some trust in that person even in a casual relationship or i will vomit and just walk away because i dont' have the time.
married women have to worry...if their spouse doesn't want it all the time with you then something may not be right.
Marital arrangements whatever they decide its their own business. The book was fine i was not scared of it like you little
x is at the top of the list but money is first.
bang bang bang–i walk in and there they are ready for business....
can have x all night and be in my seat for a 730 meeting and still be even more nasty then i am right now.
do itall weekend and there they 730am in their offices...in and out, on top, backwards, forwards all dam day long...
serious women are like that also....they can do it all night and still look dam good the next morning its all about
this sounds like an episode of Mad Men
Men and Women i know are mature...they bang all weekend and they are still the office at 7:30am... they want money so their asses are there.
Folks, intercourse shouldn't prevent you from going to work the next day, unless you are really taking this book way too seriously.
99% of the women reading this garbage wouldmt consider a single position outside of the missionary position.
Some consider it being adventurous just by climbing on top.
The stuff listed in this book are for them to fantasize about, not actually do.
I know this because if they would do this stuff there would be a lot of men not showing up for work on Mondays due to exhaustion from a weekend of bliss.
we'll get busy alot and then i'll get you to work on time.... 49 machine over and out.
i am single because i chose it after being hurt you become a little shady about marriage. i never had a problem with a man
wanting me. i am average looking but i was always fortunate. a mechanic who follows me around town spotted me
in duncan donuts and just asked me out for next friday night.
i head to back my car and start laughing not that i am degrading myself its just that he never looked at the blond once that was behind me and she was gorge yet he remained focused on me. no makeup on, my music falling out of my hands, hair in a small pony tail, sweats and sneakers. even at my age i still find men amusing.
One divorce is hardly enough to base a claim on that the book causes divorce. That's just stupid.
Curious as to why the woman make the moves on her husband. Now she blames him for not taking the lead. Guys have it tough – not tonight, it's too late, I don't feel like it, uh, no, I'm not in the mood...that wasn't on my minds. Oops. Those are my usual excuses!!!
man women are disgusting nowadays..can't figure out how these men deal with it.
Yeah it's totally irrational to not want to stay married to a man who doesn't want to sleep with you. She must be nuts, right? Or...NOT! Why wasn't he thrilled his wife was interested? What a moron.
whether i gained weight and now trying to get back to the way i was. if the woman has to make the move all the time
it means he's either satisfied someplace else or he's not interested.
Another manufacturered news story.
"Woman with inconsiderate husband buys book" isn't a catchy headline.
Perhaps he just couldn't stand his wife's appalling taste in reading material-the book is just badly written porn pretending to be an actual book.
It's called erotica and is a whole genre of literature. Try and expand beyond reading the back of cereal boxes and you might know that. This type of lit has existed since ancient times. Do girls seem "icky" to you, too?
Derrick, maybe he meant that it was a horrible book. I feel sorry for people who think that this is good erotica–perhaps you should expand your horizons and find better examples of the genre.
No, Derrick – seriously, it's BAD!
nobody wants to be monogomous anymore – marriage can be boring because of the rut we get in....just get over it or go out and bang who you want
"Bang who you want" - what a wonderful, sensitive lover you must be.
But I thought the whole idea for us men was to get in that "rut"!!
"nobody wants to be monogomous anymore" My wife's a poet and author and still hot; I've never wanted to be anything but monogamous. She's the only one I want. I know that's not true in most marriages.
Sometimes I wish I were a woman, just to see what it would feel like to be the chooser in relationships, and to have the world presented to me on a silver platter.......and yet still complain.
go to brazzers.com and see if you still want to be a woman lol
Really? If you think women get handed the world on a silver platter, maybe I should get in a relationship with you. Everyone I've been in, and every marriage I've seen, requires work by both parties to maintain. If you know someone who's single and is willing to do all of the legwork so I can relax, please let me know!
"......and yet still complain." Sounds as if women are still a mystery to you, grasshopper.
Sometimes I wish I were a man,just to know how it feels to take home more of my paycheck.
Sometimes I wish I was a woman, just so I could feel what it is like not to be expected to fight wars, have an education system geared toward my gender, and have the fatal diseases that affect my gender in the public spotlight.
AMan, are you saying that school is geared towards women? You must be absolutely joking. And since when are all men expected to fight in wars? Not since Vietnam, and even then, not everyone did. I can't believe you're complaining about how hard it is to be a man in a man's world.
I sometimes wonder what it would be like: to be a g@y, transgender man, trapped in a lesbian body.
Try giving birth...kthanksbye
You'd take home more pay because you took the harder courses in college and worked more hours.
Lots of women where I work, and none of them put in the hours most guys do.
If you think a book can fix your relationship, it is way past the point of possibly being fixed. If it is a healthy relationship it shouldn't need very much encouragement: it will naturally progress as it wants. If you are having to do the "right things" to get a relationship back on track, you'rte probably with the wrong person...
pls unhook it.
?????, Why are you offended by someone who believes something different than you? I think you need a little reality slapped in your face. Maybe no man has ever been able to stand being with you long enough to want to marry you or you like ladies? Who cares. You have no excuse for your hateful and childish attacks. Grow up.
intimate clothing...rip it off and get rolling...intimate clothing.
i'm a get right to it type of girl–
I have been married since 19 to the same woman for the last 29yrs,I was and am glad my wife bought the book,she is very attractive still to me and others but for some reason she covers up way to much.I can say right after she finished the book she went to Victoria Secrets and I am assuming other places(thank you Jesus) and bought a bunch of intimate clothes for nightime,I would not complain for a minute and yes I did buy her Victoria Secret stuff in the past she would wear it once or twice.I hope they come out with a part 2,3,4 and so on.
The ORIGINAL fan fiction of this book was SO MUCH BETTER.
"YES" I'M WORKING????
I swear my IQ dropped while reading this book..it was torture trying to make it through this one (haha, pun?) I enjoyed Sylvia Day's series MUCH better.
Leigha – i agree – just started reading Sylvia Day – her writing style is like comparing Charles Dickens to Dr. Seuss. and while i did read the Fifty Shades books – i was embarassed for myself while doing so – so dumbed down.
As a fan of Suess
I have to say
is a Dirty Grey.
The book has none
Of the spark or wit
Of Dr. Seuss...
Not a single bit!
Bravo DL bravo.
Not surprised – 50 Shades started life as Twilight fan fiction. Terrible, terrible stuff. I'd rather read S. Laurenston's shifter porn.
the relationship was already over the book was a last ditch effort to save the marriage
Loving Lord Jesus, whose hands are underneath our lowest feelings to support us as we rest in you. Hold me in this dark place and sustain my life with your hope. Let the light of your love warm my heart, and your Holy Spirit, the comforter, be with me to lift me up. Amen.
way to make a funny story creepy....
I wonder if Jesus liked soft porn, too? I hear "50 shades of Galilee" was big, back then....
Wow, really, this made you think of Jesus? Wow.
I put it down after twenty pages. Boring and poorly-written.
Reblogged this on themelonlord's Blog.
boring book.....read anne rice's erotica now that's hot
Anne wrote seriously lusty and dramatic erotica in the early 80s that I read in the mid-90s during my college years. HELLO. Toss me over a barrel, boys........
lets shut down.
don't hack and nobody will bother you.
Sad thing is? It's trash writing. The char only murmurs, she doesn't behave safely for the BDSM content, and she chews her lip so much it should be eaten off.
If folks think this is BDSM I feel sorry for them.
"If folks think this is BDSM I feel sorry for them." Aw, people are doing it wrong on the internet? Why don't you stay up all night correcting them?
I tried to connect with you on OKC, but to no avail. Perhaps this will reach you and you will check your acct. there?
And the further dumbing down of America continues when Liberals push this garbage in attempts to destroy traditional marriage in this country.
Right.....because you know for a fact that only liberals are reading this book. What an ignorant comment.
Also, the fact that this divorce is happening in the UK not the US. (although I do agree the books are terrible and dumbing down America).
@Pliny- what the heck is traditional marriage anyway? Are you talking about the 50's? Are talking about when men ruled the roost, and the little woman stayed home and took care of the house & kids? Time for you to snap out of your little conservative dream world. Women are actually capable of doing it all now. We can't pee standing up, but we can do pretty much anything a man can do. Trust me when I say this, it is NOT a man's world anymore. Time for you to realize that!
@?????- you can pee standing up, it's just messy! As far as reasoning with the conserva-troll, best of luck! Logic was no effect on those who blather on about "traditional marriage."
You're right. I could pee standing up if I had to. Funny how extremely backward some people can be, though. Frankly, I like slapping a little reality in their stupid faces.
Let's talk motive for a second. Why exactly would liberals want to "destroy traditional marriage?" Is there some advantage to them to have a world where men and women don't get married? Or, are you suggesting that if some gay people get married to each other, that will somehow prevent men and women from getting married or having a happy marriage? Do you not see that your position makes no sense whatsoever?
Bit of an overreaction I'd say. Bad literature is global. And, watching the NFL doesn't exactly make your IQ climb.
Oh hush Pliny, go back to your boring missionary position & 21 kids.
HILARIOUS, Pliny XD!
Listen this book didn't hurt or very much help my marriage, but my husband and I did spend time together laughing & groaning at the awful, cheesy lines & dialogue – but that got boring.
I just helped an extremely conservative lady with her Kindle and managed not to notice she had all three of those books on it. Sorry, the customers of this book tend to be repressed and conservative. "Liberals" have experimented already if they had any interest; also, they are less likely to have to hog-tie their partners to complete the act.
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