Women all over the world are finding themselves sexually liberated and it's all because of the kinkily fun pleasure fest that is Fifty Shades of Grey. The first book in the erotic trilogy (there's also Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed) currently resides at the top of the New York Times and Amazon.com best seller list. It centers on a 21-year old virgin, Anastasia Steale who meets a gorgeous 27-year old billionaire, Christian Grey, and finds herself instantly drawn to him. After a few innocent encounters and one ridiculously sultry elevator moment, he asks her to be his submissive. It's like a modern Cinderella tale, in which the Prince likes to blindfold, bind, and whip young women.
Though the series has allowed women to enjoy an intriguingly raunchy fantasy life, it may also lead to false hope. Fans of the books will find that Christian is an idealistic figure who hardly represents the men of today. Here are 25 reasons why the Fifty Shades trilogy leads to unrealistic expectations in men.
After reading the books, women may expect to date a man who:
1. Owns an enterprise.
2. Flies his own helicopter.
3. Has a private jet.
4. Has his own boat which he sails himself.
5. Owns apartments in Escala (one of the most expensive buildings in Seattle), Olympia, and New York.
6. Can buy companies on a whim.
7. Is a classically trained pianist.
8. Is fluent in French.
9. Rents a private room when he takes you out to dinner.
10. Buys you an Audi and when you're unhappy with that car... a Saab.
11. Buys you an entire wardrobe of designer clothes.
12. Buys you designer jewelry.
13. Buys you a plethora of electronics such as a Blackberry, laptop, and I-Pad.
14. Doesn't think that you should have to work for a living.
15. Can book unlimited spa appointments for you because he co-owns a salon.
16. Can have the best OB-GYN in the state make a house call to treat you personally.
17. Insists that you eat...all the time.
18. Never uses the bathroom.
19. Never has bad breath.
20. Constantly tells you how beautiful, challenging, and sexy you are while looking ridiculously perfect...all the time.
21. Isn't interested in watching a single televised sporting event.
22. Has a driver, personal chef, personal shopper, maid, and bodyguards.
23. Is ready and willing to engage in passionate trysts in: His pricey apartment, pricey hotel room, his pricey boat, an elevator, private jet, a boathouse, a shower, a bathtub ...the list goes on!
24. Is enamored with you during every moment of every day, refuses to take his eyes off of you, and will do anything not be apart from you (including fly across several states).
25. Wants to have kinky, passionate, uninhibited sex with you at all times (sometimes right after you've just been intimate) regardless of when, where, or how.
A graduate of the NYU Media and Communications program, Justine has studied film and journalism in...