Erotica and bondage is now “mainstream” after the roaring success of erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey", by author EL James, which tell a tale with chapters of kinky sex, lust and plenty of spanking.
Not only is the book's success prompting women to buy, read and share the saucy scenes through forums, social networking and word of mouth - it's also rumoured to have boosted sales of DIY goods (soft ropes in particular) as Fifty Shades fans flock to re-enact the bondage-filled plot.
Are you thinking of doing a Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele and introducing handcuffs, whips and blindfolds into the bedroom?
"Bondage covers a very wide spectrum and can mean something different to every person," it isn't all whips, dungeons and medieval torture."
Images too do not have to be sexually explicit in order to produce a reaction or emotion; something as simple as the Getty Image below can give the viewer a little heart flutter, especially if it is of someone they love…
Go on, spice up your love life – you know you want to!!