â€˜Fifty Shades Of Greyâ€™ Made Me Want To Have Sex Again
My story is one you have read a million times in varying degrees: mother of two young kids, working full-time, not getting enough sleep and totally uninterested in sex. I have read countless articles on sex after kids advising me to go on date nights with my husband and making time for our marriage â€“ but, let me tell you, that doesnâ€™t do the trick. My good friend says that sex after kids is a bit like working out: You have to drag yourself to the gym and as painful as it is, you feel good afterwards.
I was so not into sex that I even went to my family doctor hoping to find some hormone abnormality. My doctor called with my blood test results and said I was completely normal. Not great news for me. She told me that I was among countless women who have this problem and her only prescription would be to take a week-long holiday alone with my husband. Just so you know, my husband and I have taken two-day trips, which was all we could commit to, and I could definitely see the positive effects (the sex was great!). The problem was it was short-lived. As soon as I would get home, I wanted sex as much as I wanted to roll around in mud.
But then one day I got my mojo back. And it came from a very unexpected place: a book called Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. Thatâ€™s right, a book made me want to have sex again. Lots of it. And I have my sister-in-law to thank. You see, my sister-in-law and I share a love of good books. When she recommends a book, I read it, even with very little information about it. Two months ago she recommended a book called Fifty Shades of Grey. I had never heard of it and knew nothing about it. All she told me was that she whipped through all three books (itâ€™s a trilogy), all her friends in New Jersey were reading it and loving it, and as an aside she said that it was a bit like erotica (some have even dubbed it â€œporn for momsâ€). I was intrigued.
I immediately downloaded it on my Kindle and could not put it down. All three books in the trilogy were completed in a record two and a half weeks (and I am not a fast reader). I read when I was giving my kids a bath or waiting in line at the grocery store, and I would consistently miss my subway stop to work every day. I would also pray for mechanical difficulties so that I could sit there longer and read.