We live and love in a restrained new world. By now, you know that Fifty Shades of Grey spanked Harry Potter and became the fastest-selling paperback of all time. You know that millions of women have been seduced by its themes of bondage, submission and sadomasochism. Bedroom etiquette has changed. It's not necessarily the pain involved in kinky sex but the release from responsibility that appeals to women, says Dr Brooke Magnanti, author of Belle de Jour.
“Women lead such busy lives that it feels good to relinquish control, and it allows them to have guilt-free uninhibited sex." Even so, we live in a society that prefers not to talk openly about sex and there's still a jump between your girlfriend's titillating read and her wishing to enter a world of whips, chains and – can this be right? – nipple clamps. Which is why Men’s Health sought the advice of experts in the kinkier corners of sexuality so that you know how far to push it. Safe words at the ready.Keep Reading »