I’ve been reading the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy for the last couple of weeks. For those of you who have been living under a rock, it’s the new blockbuster mega-hit in erotic romance to hit the streets. Women (and I bet some men) have been lapping it up by the millions.
I’m about half way through the second book and I’ve been enjoying it. I’ve read a number of blog posts where people have complained heavily about the quality of the writing. It’s really less of an issue for me. I am absolutely the type of reader to just lose myself in the story. Unless it’s serious continuous spelling or punctuation issues, I can overlook just about anything for the sake of great characters and a capturing plot. Especially for stories like this that are told in the 1st person. The writing style gives me a sense of the character. I felt the same way about Twilight. The writing quality lent itself to the character and thereby the overall story for me.
So….I’m loving it.
But. I’ve got one huge problem with it.
WHAT woman has THAT much sex and doesn’t get a UTI (urinary tract infection/bladder infection)?
I mean…come on people?!?!? It’s just blowing the whole believability of the book out of the water for me.
Ok, I admit, it’s quite likely a sensitive subject for me right now. I’m sitting reading this deliciously sexual book and thinking about all the wonderful things I’d like to do with hubby while there sits an angry bird screaming its freaking head off at me. I read about this woman having fabulous sex at least twice a day thinking “hey…I could do that…” and I swear at the first thought flames literally shoot out of my hooha.
It’s so bad; I’ve been tempted to shave “BURNING” in my pubic hair as a warning to hubby.
Yes….I am currently dealing with yet again, another bladder infection.
It’s like my 10th in the last year or so. I try antibiotics. I try cranberry. I drink tons of water. I pee after doing the deed. I wipe front to back. I’ve even given up my BATHS (GASP?!?!?)! It doesn’t seem to matter. I take one itty, bitty peak at hubby’s bad boy and BAM…bladder infection.
What’s a girl to do?
I read these books, watch movies or TV and see all these women having all this fabulous sex all the time and it makes me feel….less. I’m 37 years old, in the prime of my life and I want to be all that I can be in the boudoir. I want to shout orgasms from the roof top. I want to dance naked in the rain. I want to scream out in lust! I want to unleash my sexual Goddess divine. Because I know, deep down, buried under the recurring bladder infection, chronic constipation, and fatigue from a sometimes stressful job, she’s in there. Screaming and begging to come out and play.
And alas….the angry vagina burns on.
But have no fear….We continue to fight the good fight. I’m off to make yet again another doctor’s appointment and this time I’ll be asking to see a specialist. Seriously. I’ve had enough. I need to bitch slap that angry bird into tomorrow.
My inner Goddess divine says so!
Look out Fifty (and hubby)…when I get this old girl all fixed up, I plan on putting you to shame!
How do you unleash your inner sex Goddess divine? How do you juggle life…and maintain a healthy sex life with your partner? How do you come to terms with the portrayal of women and sex in the media with real life? Any bladder infection tips or tricks? Come on…share the wealth….
More blog deliciousness here:
- Sweet and uber romantic post by Tawna Fenske on how goal setting can help you in all areas of your life.
- Loved Ingrid Schaffenburg’s post reminding us that this is our one life, our one journey and it’s for us to determine how we spend each day.
- It might not be father’s day any longer but I loved Rant Rave Write’s post about what she learned from her Dad. Beautifully said!