It’s a bombshell of a bestseller and now ‘50 Shades of Grey’ is heating up sales at adult stores across the country. Here in the North Texas shops tells us people are flocking in looking for frisky finds.
Women are drawing inspiration from erotic novel. Many are seeking out the items described in the book.
“In 50 Shades of Grey they do use a full mask which is more what we have, which allows a full blackout, so you`re not going to be able to see at all,” said VerLes store manager Michael Murphy.
They say lots of adult toys are selling fast these days. Many so racy we can`t even show you.
“Sales have gone up on the different items that been mentioned in the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy,” said Sara`s Secret store manager Davina Pena.
At VerLes in Dallas the ‘50 Shades’ series has also increased interest in all kinds of erotic literature.
“A lot of people have made that leap, where they like 50 shades they want more of it, they kind of go up to that next level,” said Murphy.
Murphy says people are upping the ante with the toys too. Sales of static electricity wands are sizzling.
Plano psychologist, Susan Fletcher, says the book is spicing up the sex lives of some of her clients.
“I see people who have read the book who are beginning to have conversations that they haven`t been comfortable talking about before,” said Psychologist Susan Fletcher, PhD.
She's not shocked its spiked sex toy sales too.
“I`m not surprised at all that you`re seeing an increase in people buying toys to use, sexual toys to use, or seeing movies they wouldn`t have seen before,” said Fletcher.
“A lot of women are reading those books and getting curious about these products,” said Pena.
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