Sunday, February 15, 2015

Huh? Because of 50 Shades They Sell That?

Many companies are getting in on the 50 Shades of grey action by offering products or services in conjunction with the release of the movie. I've seen quite the variety of things; wine, jewelry, board games, nail polish, clothing, phone cases, baby clothes and changing mats, cookbooks, makeup, nail wraps, gourmet gift baskets, shoes, furniture, lube, sex toys - which really isn't a surprise, but the statistics are staggering, (I don't believe there has ever been such a run on Kegal/Ben Wa/pleasure balls), and of course blindfolds and ties. It's quite fascinating to see how wide spread this thing is.

Here are some things that caught my eye:

*Vermont Teddy Bear is getting in on the action, for 89.99 you can get this blindfold-handcuff wielding teddy made from the softest silkiest fur they could find! 


*Soothe Me after spanking cream.

And laundry detergent?

Here is an ad from the UK.

Hotels are even jumping on the bandwagon:

  • Fifty Shades of B Package

    • *Fifty Shades of B Package 0ffered by, B Ocean Hotel in Ft Lauderdale
      "Fifty Shades of B Package” will receive items that appear in the 50 Shades story line including a grey silk tie, a bottle of Pouilly Fume wine, an indulgent cheese and fruit platter and a sensual love kit. In true Christian Grey fashion, couples who are looking to take things up a notch can B Adventurous with the addition on a half-hour helicopter ride above the serene beaches of Fort Lauderdale. Please contact the hotel concierge directly to book Helicopter tour at $185/person, plus taxes. Please note transportation is not included.

      And they aren't the only ones;

      *For $659 per night, Fifty Shades aficionados can turn NYC in their very own sex-den. Packages at the Eventi Hotel or Ink48 include suite accommodations, a naughty gift box from NYC shop Babeland with a satin bondage kit, a paddle, spanking powder, a silk necktie, a 50 minute couples massage, a $200 credit to lingerie shops La Perla or Agent Provacateur and two tickets to the Museum of Sex. The packages are available through March 1, 2015.

      *Three Personality Hotels in San Francisco, including the ultra sexy Hotel Diva, are offering a $150 add-on to any stay that’ll turn your getaway up a notch. Guests will find a box (pictured above) full of all kinds of sex toys in their room to help channel their inner Anastasia and Mr. Grey, including vibrators, condoms, handcuffs, whips, paddles and ticklers. This deal basically says, if you hear some weird stuff from your hotel-neighbor, don’t be alarmed. Fifty Shades of Women, Come Again is also available at Kensington Park and Hotel Union Square.

      *The Edgewater’s No Grey Area package offers one day use of an Audi R8 Spyder so you can tour Christian’s city in his style, a kama sutra book, helicopter tour of Seattle, wine, aphrodisiacal appetizers and lavish waterfront accommodations.

      There are dozens more hotels cashing in on the phenomenon, maybe even one near you.

      ***What are some interesting products or services you've seen as a result of 50 Shades of Grey?***


      1. The Edgewater package sounds delightful. Not a fan of the books, but a helicopter tour? A hot car? Waterfront accomodations? Wine? That would be a hoot--and we'll just bring our own toys and our own erotica.

        1. I know I wish places offered something like that on the regular!

      2. Hmmm . . . He and I were just talking about taking a helicopter tour the other day.

        1. I'm too chicken to get in a helicopter, but I would love to! lol