Written by Brandon Williams on Friday, July 6th, 2012

The Fifty Shades books have been able to repair damaged marriages and now it appears that they may be the cause of an upcoming baby boom.

Professor Ellis Cashmore predicts that there will be a spike in babies in the UK next year as a result of E.L. James‘ trilogy.

“With the millions of copies it has sold – it makes complete sense to assume that in nine months time we are going see a baby boom,” he said. “By the very nature of the subject matter I’m sure we can expect to see some couple’s revisiting and reigniting ideas that may have lay dormant for some time in the bedroom.

“It may reawaken passions or just accentuate the passions that already exist within relationships.”

Fifty Shades of Grey, the first in the trilogy, has outsold The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown and fellow Brit J.K. Rowling‘s Harry Potter series.

“Previously we have seen a spike in pregnancies during World Cup’s but this time it looks like the girls are being inspired to get into the bedroom,” Professor Cashmore adds. “It is very sexy book, from what I have read, nothing too over the top graphically – but it has struck a chord by exploring the women’s mind in sexual situations, from their point of view.

“It’s not a difficult equation: more sex equals more pregnancies, which equals more babies.”


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