The fact that Canadian company Bound2Please designed and created the majority of the BDSM toys and restraints in the Fifty Shades of Grey™ movie intrigues people, I think.
Edmonton, Alberta (PRWEB) March 04, 2015
Whatever one's feelings about the Fifty Shades of Grey™ phenomenon, there is no denying it has people talking. Everyone from hard-core fans of the trilogy, to people in the BDSM community, to that next door neighbour who hasn't read even one of the books, is putting their two cents in. And this, according to Erika Korbabicz, the general manager of HUSH, a leading retailer of adult sexual health and wellness products in south Edmonton, is a very good thing.
"When the books came out in 2011 we noticed an immediate increase in the sale of products related to the BDSM aspect of the book. With the popularity of the movie we're continuing to see a dramatic rise in the frequency of new customers. They aren't necessarily looking for the bondage type items, rather they seem emboldened by the mainstream aspect of Fifty Shades, and are more willing to engage in conversations about sexual health and our products as a whole."
Shayleen McHugh, the manager of HUSH Calgary's Macleod Trail location says that HUSH has also seen a significant rise in the desire of customers to own the specific toys used in the movie.
"The fact that Canadian company Bound2Please designed and created the majority of the BDSM toys and restraints in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie intrigues people, I think."
One of the most interesting facts that HUSH has shared is the significant increase in online revenue that the company has seen. "Our online store has had a 665% increase in revenue this February when compared to the same month last year," says Erika.
However people choose to interpret the interest in Fifty Shades of Grey, one thing is clear; people are talking about sex, sexuality, and sexual well being in a more open way. And that is a good thing.