Yup, Fifty Shades of Grey has whipped (geddit?) us all into a frenzy and just refuses to go away. If you still haven't heard of the dashing Christian Grey and his young, willing sub Anastasia Steele, then we can only assume you've been living under a literary rock!
In the months since it was published, Fifty Shades of Grey and its trio-mates (Fifty Shades Darker & Fifty Shades Freed) have been flying off the shelf (eclipsing Harry Potter as the fastest selling paperback of all time, wow!) and causing quite a stir in the media, on the tube, in workplaces around the world, and probably even with your mum...
From where we're standing (our lovely pink palace in Hoxton) the attention that the book's been getting is causing a stir in the bedroom too. The scene in which Ana tries Love Balls (or Ben Wa Balls) for the first time, to spectacular results, has got you all grabbing our selection of Love & Exercise Balls off the shelf faster than we can fill it!
We've also seen a lot more interest in beginner's BDSM gear. You kinky people just aren't content with reading about what Ana & Christian get up to, you want to act it out too! Sex toy brand Sex & Mischief have got everything you need to start exploring your Dominant or Submissive side. The Sh! Girlz recommend experimenting with restraint and some light spanking, and going from there
But, not to be outdone, Sh! has been way ahead of the game for two decades now, hand-making our own bondage necessities, blindfolds, collars, cuffs and spankers in Sh! Towers, East London. Local kinky sex toys, made with love - you can't beat it!
If Fifty Shades whet your appetite for a steamy read, check out our fabulous selection of erotica. It's hot and heavy, there's something for everyone, and you might just discover a love for erotic writing that you never knew you had! So see what all the fuss is about, and why so many women around the world have discovered that they love settling down for a night alone with a paperback...
We're delighted that people everywhere are feeling more liberated to talk, not just about sex, but kinky sex at that! Increased awareness that consensual sex in all of its shades is healthy and normal, is exactly what we've been banging on about for years. Strike up a conversation with your neighbour about power dynamics, get the whole office talking about restraints and riding crops, and make sure to pop down to Sh! for a cuppa and a crack of our whips!