Things must have changed since my day. When I was a young mummy the thing that made me drool with anticipation was the thought of a bed with clean sheets (i.e. no baby sick) and a full night's sleep.
I haven't read the latest publishing phenomenon, Fifty Shades of Grey, so I'm not able to comment on it. I did however watch the Channel 4 documentary about it. And it made me laugh. But not want to read the book.
They had a good variety of people discussing various aspects of the book including a woman's reading group, dominatrices and a happily married suburban couple who were pleased to show the camera their collection of dusters, paddles ('That was your birthday present to me, wasn't it?' the man asked his wife) and bondage. I could only wonder what their children made of their lack of inhibition - or their children's schoolfriends more to the point.
The fact that the book features male dominance of a woman is slightly disturbing although according to the wife mentioned above, modern woman with all the authority and power she assumes in the day job, is only too happy to hand over control in the bedroom. I wonder.
Unfortunately the most strident feminist on the programme was rather stereotypical and for some it seemed to be an effort they were determined to make to appear 'cool' about DBSM.
My favourite quote from the show came from a woman - unfortunately I can't remember her name - who said, 'I don't have time to read pornography; I've too busy having sex.'
Now there's a wise woman.