TTC? Then you may want to hit the movie theater in a few weeks when the new Fifty Shades of Grey film comes out on February 10. The erotic flick helped put one woman in the mood, a tidbit she wasn't afraid to share with the trilogy's hunky star, Jamie Dornan.
As the actor recently shared during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, a "lovely" woman confessed to him in an elevator that she'd had trouble conceiving until she saw the first film. Apparently, everything "clicked into place" after that.
In fact, the Fifty Shades books and movies may be responsible for an all-out baby boom. It's called the "Fifty Shades effect," and anyone who has been brave (or curious) enough to enter the BDSM world of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele will understand why the story may have the power to add a spark to couples' relationships.
[iframe width="575" height="324" src="//widgets.ellentube.com/videos/0_k1n564un/" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen][/iframe]
For his part, Dornan, who plays opposite Dakota Johnson in the films based on E.L. James' best-selling novels, is pretty humble about why women may, oh, I don't know, find him irresistibly sexy. Because come on, even if you aren't into the bondage aspect of the Fifty Shades movies, his abs alone could make anyone want another baby. Not me, of course. Um, I'm talking about everyone else.
Anyway... see Fifty Shades Darker if you want. I plan to...for research purposes only.
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Find her on Facebook where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of coffee.