Which Bondage Book Should You Read Instead Of Fifty Shades of Grey?

Let’s not beat around the bush: The popularity of E.L. James' 50 Shades of Grey trilogy isn’t due to sparkling prose or mind-blowing plot twists. The books do, however, encourage readers to examine their own sexual fantasies, including bondage — and here at R29, we’re all about exploration. (One glaring, non-literary problem with the books is that they’re a horrendous roadmap to BDSM practices: BDSM is based on negotiation and respect, not Christian’s signature tactic of manipulation.) If you read the series and are hungry for more, or even if Christian and Ana’s affair makes you 50 shades of bored, our quiz will guide you beyond the Red Room of Pain and find you a stimulating BDSM book with nary a brooding billionaire in sight.
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