Read the article here but everyone seems to fall short in the attempt to explain why- why did Fifty Shades become the fastest selling paperback of all time?
The best explanation I’ve heard to date involves (1) men abandoning the pursuit of women in favor of the less encumbered lifestyle of porn, (2) the resulting vacuum felt by women who then explore their gender shame (invisible to men) through emotional porn
And so I insist—and God backs me up on this—that there be no going along with the crowd, the empty-headed, mindless crowd. They’ve refused for so long to deal with God that they’ve lost touch not only with God but with reality itself. They can’t think straight anymore. Feeling no pain, they let themselves go in sexual obsession, addicted to every sort of perversion. (Ephesians 4:17-19 Msg)