'Mummy porn' making women overtly interested in 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

Melbourne, June 10 (ANI): The phenomenon of mothers and wives across Australia, who are charging in to bookstores and libraries to get copies of the erotic trilogy of 'Fifty Shades of Grey', has been termed as "mummy porn".

The craze for the raunchy triology is being referred to a "publishing phenomenon" that has taken the world by storm, much the same way the 'Harry Potter' series did.

Queensland libraries are reporting a waiting of up to six months for the opportunity to read the book and its sequels. There are currently no copies available for loan at any of Brisbane's libraries, while more copies are on order.

Some libraries in the US have placed bans on the books due to the controversial sadistic and masochistic content.

The success of the series has sparked an increase in the sale of hardware products, mainly rope, within the US.

The trilogy, penned by British author E.L. James, have encouraged New York women to seek out the same type of bondage material featured in the book.

Queensland booksellers are also reporting an avalanche in sales across the state. Last week sales of the novels at Big W soared by 144 percent.

"While it's taken its time to catch on in Queensland it's breaking through right now," News.com.au quoted Benedict Brook, a Big W spokesman, as telling the Sunday Mail.

The trilogy was penned by a 40-something mother of teenagers. It all began when she posted her writings on a website for amateur romance writers.

"Why does all this appeal to the great swath of middle-class mums across suburban Brisbane? Quite frankly, it's the same reason that any of those more traditional romances sell. It's some escapism," Wavell Heights mum of three Felicity Moore, said.

"Motherhood is great but it comes with a staggering level of tedium: Get up, get the kids breakfast, pack lunches, wrangle children into school uniforms, drop kids at school, home to do housework or off to work, school pick-up, dinner, stories, bed and bring on wine o'clock!

"We do this day in, day out. Forever.

"Then along comes super-rich Christian Grey. He could sweep us off our feet and solve all our problems. He's rich - no more mortgage woes. He's handsome, he's witty, clever and, at times, romantic. He's a knight in sexy armour. The complete package," she added. (ANI)