Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Could ‘Fifty Shades’ give us a baby boom?

One of these days, some kid’s going to ask how he was made and he’ll be met with the response,”Fifty Shades of Grey.”

According to the Global Editor in Chief of, Linda Murray, the odds of that happening are looking stronger than you’d think.

Getting into E.L. James’ racy runaway best-seller, the first in a trilogy, “is acting like an aphrodisiac for women,” Murray told “Good Morning America” Tuesday. “It’s putting them in the mood more frequently and they’re having more sex and they’re ultimately getting pregnant faster.” posted a blog on July 10 about the novel’s potential responsibility for some forthcoming bundles of joy, noting that many members of the BabyCenter community pointed to the book as an aid in conception.

ABC News’ “Good Morning America” featured three couples who say that “Fifty Shades,” which is also being turned into a movie with closely watched casting, helped them conceive. Funnily enough, ABC news points out, all three couples also have due dates around February of 2013 — nine months following a May sales spike of “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

Judging from the July 10 post, we also shouldn’t be surprised if the first names of the novel’s two main characters, Christian Grey and Ana(stasia) Steele, “skyrocket [to] the Top Baby Names list in 2012.”

Source: CNN's Marquee Blog

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