The New Yorker Page Turner Blog May 22, 2012

“Fifty Shades of Grey”: The How-To Class Over at Babeland, a New York sex shop, the best-selling trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey has shifted from erotic fiction to how-to guide. On a recent Friday, a hundred or so women, four men, and one Chihuahua crowded into the SoHo store for a class inspired by the books. “I found out about the books because people kept coming into the store and asking about specific products— floggers, restraints, paddles,” said Claire Cavanah, Babeland’s co-founder.
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2012/05/fifty-shades-of-grey-the-how-to-class.html