A lot more clothing is about to come off in Magic Mike Photo credit: Sex sells. Here are five areas where companies have been making bank while trying out a new idea of what women want.
How could I write this article without mentioning the infamous ka-ching 50 Shades of Grey? The erotic novel by E. James has transformed from a self-published guilty pleasure to the No.
All those sales equal serious cash for James. However, it is worth noting that, while 50 Shades of Grey is notable for its seemingly endless sex scenes, the plot of the book is surprisingly traditional.
What better chick lit ending to a trilogy of BDSM fantasies? Last week the New York Times reported more women are seeking over the counter sexual remedies.
When products are in demand and selling, the companies are more than happy to boost the supply. James's BDSM fantasy is hardly cheap.
Repackaging the room with BDSM twist seems like a new coat of paint on a romantic fantasy. However, it's a repackaging that is set up to give some '50 Shades' loving women exactly what they want - if they're willing to pay.
So what does this all mean? The media mostly offers the same old stories of romance novels, just with more shirtless men or naughty scenes.
Pharmaceuticals are stalled at iffy over-the-counter products, while hotels seem to be repackaging things they already have. I graduated from Dartmouth College inmajoring in History and Sociology.
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