Fifty Shades: Couples Have Three Times As Much Sex After Reading Novel

28/08/2012 15:37 | Updated 29 August 2012

Couples are now having sex more often, for longer and in more risque positions thanks to - you guessed it - the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon.

The effects of the erotic novel on British bedrooms was tracked in a study carried out by, and has shown the book to have had a profound impact on participants' sex lives.


Fifty Shades has had a profound effect on readers sex lives

The research revealed that after reading the saucy story one in eight women have started having sex with their partner everyday, a huge increase from the 3% who did so in 2011.

The study also showed that couples are having sex for longer, with two thirds of women reporting an added 15 minutes to each love-making session.

Couples are getting more and more adventurous too thanks to EL James' turn of phrase, with "reverse cowgirl" named the favourite sex position - knocking "doggy style" off the top spot.

The erotic trilogy centres around sexually inexperienced student Ana Steele, who takes part in bondage-style sex games with billionaire (and heartthrob) Christian Grey.

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