Fifty Shades of Grey – Healthier alternatives

While readers all over the world devour the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, they are not being lauded as ‘haut literature’. Here are just a few healthier alternatives :

 Anais NinDelta of Venus, Eros Unbound, Little Birds

Nicholson BakerHouse of Holes

Linda JaivinA Most Immoral Woman , Eat Me, Confessions of an S&M Virgin and Rock ‘n’ Roll Babes from Outer Space

John ClelandFanny Hill : memoirs of a woman of pleasure

Sarah WatersFingersmith, The Night Watch, Tipping the Velvet

Laurell K HamiltonAnita Blake Vampire Hunter series

DH LawrenceSons and Lovers, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Women in Love

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch – Venus in Furs

Pauline ReageStory of O

The Marquis de SadeThe 120 days of Sodom and other writings; Justine, or Good Conduct Well Chastised; Philosophy in the Bedroom

Nancy Friday – My Secret Garden, Forbidden Flowers, Women On Top and Men In Love

Isabel AllendeAphrodite : a memoir of the senses

I’m sure you out there could add to this list . . .

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