Say what you like about the E.L. James literary abilities, her insanely lucrative Fifty Shades of Grey franchise has boosted the sex toy industry.
In fact, it's reinvigorated the bedroom activities of so many couples, the London fire authorities have officially released a statement in the run up to the premier of the movie asking couples to use caution when using handcuffs and other such sexy ancillaries. Apparently, they're expecting a severe spike in kinky call outs.
However, according to court documents, there is one household where this apparently wasn't an issue. A California woman, Tania Warchol, is suing the manufacturer of the officially licensed Fifty Shades of Grey sexual lubricant because it “did not deliver the purported benefits."
The product description states the Fifty Shades Of Grey Come Alive: Pleasure Gel For Her can really add a boost to your under-the-sheets (or handcuffed to the bedpost) romps. It states:
Heighten your pleasure with Come Alive, an intimate arousal gel from the Fifty Shades of Grey Official Sensual Care Collection. Experience enhanced orgasms and stimulation as every tingle, touch and vibration intensifies.
Warchol's complaint states that the lube did nothing of the sort, and left her disappointed and still, presumably, dangerously unsatisfied. Her complaint notes:
Plaintiff believed the Product has powerful aphrodisiac qualities and would increase her sexual pleasure as advertised.
Warchol used the lubricant twice and both times was left disappointed. She felt her only course of action was to sue the manufacturer, Lovehoney, for the price of the product and punitive damages.
But don't think Warchol is doing this for purely selfish reasons. No, she claims she is suing Lovehoney “on behalf of everyone who has purchased the lubricant in the last four years.”
The case has yet to arrive in court, but these things can often take some time. I've heard these kind of lawsuits contain many slippery issues.