Lifestyle

Christmas gets kinky with sexy toys finding place under tree

Kellie Walton from Magiques Adult Shop has seen a rise in sex toy sales since Fifty Shades of Grey novel became popular.
Kellie Walton from Magiques Adult Shop has seen a rise in sex toy sales since Fifty Shades of Grey novel became popular. Claudia Baxter

A "TWITCHING palm spanking paddle" may not be the most traditional stocking filler but it's set to sell out in Australia this Christmas thanks to the enormous popularity of erotic fiction series, Fifty Shades of Grey.

Within days of the official 50 Shades Pleasure Collection being launched in Australia this week, more than 70% of stock was sold out.

Sex industry expert and Love Group Director Ron Godwin believes the revival of "mummy porn" has sparked a sexual revolution and breathed new life into the nation's adult entertainment industry.

Author EL James helped design the kinky collection which includes items used by lead character Christian Grey in his "s&m" themed "red room".

Top sellers include the "sweet sting riding crop", "hard limits bed restraint kit" and "drive me crazy glass massage wand".

James, who has now sold more books than Harry Potter author JK Rowling, is adamant the sexual adventures explored within the Fifty Shades series and the items in the collection have all been "road tested".

Speaking to reporters this week she said she was still amazed by the Fifty Shades phenomenon and believed the reaction was proof "women like sex done well".

"We are fundamentally all the same - all over the world," she said

"Men are reading it getting tips...it brings women together."

If Christian Grey was a real person, James believes his favourite stocking filler would be a riding crop.

Her personal favourites are the "gorgeous" nipple clamps and Ben Wa balls which feature heavily in the books.

She also had a message for all her fans... "I would just like to say thank you so much for coming".

Topics:  christmas, editors picks, fifty shades of grey, gifts, porn, sex toys




Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

BUDGET 2016: Small business tax cuts cost us $9 billion

Australian Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks at the despatch box during the delivery of the 2016-17 Federal Budget in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra,

It will cost the federal government $5.3 billion in lost revenue

Did Federal Budget forget about Queensland?

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt says we've been forgotten.

Queensland short-changed by at least $1 billion in federal budget

Morrison slates $200m for Ipswich Motorway upgrade

Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale is urging the Federal Government to complete the Ipswich Motorway upgrade between Darra and Rocklea. Looking east to Oxley from Harcourt Road, Darra. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

Treasurer commits $200m to upgrade Darra to Rocklea motorway stretch

Latest deals and offers

ACF take Minister to Court

ACF chief executive Kelly O'Shanassy

The Australian Conservation Foundation go to court to stop Carmichael mine.

Dash Cam: Roo takes on car

Kangaroo leaps car.

Kangaroo could have kept going, jumps car instead.

Man allegedly reaches 182kmh

A REDBANK Plains man has been charged for dangerous driving and a number of other serious offences after allegedly reaching speeds of 182kmh on the Ipswich Motorway.

A REDBANK Plains man has been charged for dangerous driving and a number of other...

Demand for acreage lots pushes up property prices

Property values in Cooroy have increased 25%

Property values jump in Cooroy and Peachester.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances