How Has “Fifty Shades of Grey” Impacted the Sex Toy Industry?

With the recent “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie coming out last month (along with the requisite storm of thinkpieces), the sex toy industry is seeing an impact on the bottom line. Different sex toy retailers are feeling an impact. “Variety” reports that Manhattan-based The Pleasure Chest was offering “Fifty Shades”-themed classes every night leading up to the […]

“Fifty Shades of Grey” Morning After: Opening Weekend Box Office

Last week, we examined different aspects of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” in preparation for the then-upcoming movie.  Who saw “Fifty Shades of Grey” this weekend? I did, twice (and I own my choices). The collective ticket-buying (and swooning over Jamie Dornan) is estimated to make $81M+ its three-day opening weekend (comprising Friday, Saturday and Sunday). The movie opened […]

“Fifty Shades of Grey:” BDSM Practitioners’ Personality Profile

This week, we’re examining different aspects of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” in preparation for the upcoming movie, opening on Feb. 13th.  In the “Fifty Shades of Grey” book, billionaire BDSM sex-god Christian Grey is portrayed as…well, exactly that. But as far as personality goes, he’s shown to be narcissistic (it’s all about him and his […]

“Fifty Shades of Grey:” What the Hell is BDSM, Anyway?

This week, we’re examining different aspects of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” in preparation for the upcoming movie, opening on Feb. 13th.  “Fifty Shades of Grey” depicts BDSM as pretty hardcore: There are whips, chains and cable ties all in Christian Grey’s Red Room of Pain. A person (let’s be honest, woman) reading the book with no […]

“Fifty Shades of Grey:” SWOT Analysis

This week, we’re examining different aspects of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” in preparation for the upcoming movie, opening on Feb. 13th.  We’re only a few days away from the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie opening, so let’s look at the movie via a SWOT analysis. Used in strategic planning in business, SWOT analysis evaluates nuances of a […]

“Fifty Shades of Grey:” The Myths vs. The Stats

This week, we’re examining different aspects of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” in preparation for the upcoming movie, opening on Feb. 13th.  One thing “Fifty Shades of Grey” has done is to start a dialogue around depictions of BDSM in popular culture. With the book becoming wildly popular, it’s only natural that those participating in The […]

Welcome to “Fifty Shades of Grey” Week!

Welcome to “Fifty Shades of Grey” Week here on Sex & Stats! We’re running a week of content related to the book/movie, BDSM and their respective numbers up to the movie’s premiere on Friday, Feb. 13th. This week, you’ll learn about the myths about BDSM that the book perpetuated, the stats surrounding said myths, and the […]

“Fifty Shades of Grey” Advance Tickets Selling Out the South

Happy Friday! Next week at this time, some of you might be going to see the hotly anticipated “Fifty Shades of Grey” (either willingly or not). Hope you got your tickets early, because it already became the fastest-selling R-rated movie in Fandango’s history. According to “Deadline Hollywood,” the movie is tracking to open around $60M […]

“Fifty Shades of Grey” is Fandango’s Fastest-Selling R-Rated Movie

Those who are planning to see “Fifty Shades of Grey” opening weekend might want to get their tickets like, right now. Five days after tickets went on sale Jan. 11, Fandango reports that it’s the site’s fastest-selling R-rated movie. According to “The Hollywood Reporter,” the movie has already outsold advance tickets for “Gone Girl,” “Sex and […]

Bernie Sanders Essay: How Many Women Have Rape Fantasies?

Last week, “Mother Jones” found an essay that presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders wrote in 1972 for alternative newspaper “Vermont Freeman.” Sanders’ two-page essay observed sexual dynamics between men and women. Here’s the part that got everyone talking: A woman enjoys intercourse with her man — as she fantasizes being raped by 3 men simultaneously. Sanders was […]