EL James has triggered another round of shallow “try BDSM” articles

EL James has triggered another round of shallow “try BDSM” articles

The arrival of another EL James novel can mean only one thing. Yet more “lists of ways to spice up your sex life with BDSM” articles are heading our way. Hundreds of them if my Google Alerts are anything to go by.

Some of them are recycled from last time round (was it Shades of Grey told from the receptionist’s viewpoint? I can’t remember). Others add in new excitement, such as fleeting references to Cardi B or Ariana Grande. Most stick to the familiar themes of safe words, floggers, blindfolds, rope.

Give it a couple of weeks and we’ll start to see “I tried it, I hated it, you’re all sick weirdos” articles that inevitably follow people’s misguided attempts at these complex sex games.

Before you dive into the somewhat shite world of BDSM Ms James et al peddle, do me one favour. Don’t just read the article in your favourite magazine and go out and buy a whip. Read around the topic. Visit blogs written by professional Dominatrices and sex educators. Scope out the various BDSM retailers and online fetish shops. Find out more about what BDSM is and means.

If you do that, you’re far more likely to enjoy exploring this strange world of pleasure and pain.

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