50 Shades of Grey affecting sex shop sales

Some sex shops in Edmonton are crediting the bestselling trilogy “50 Shades of Grey” for a rise in sales of items featured in the books. In particular, blindfolds, handcuffs, and Smart Balls (for Kegel exercises), have generated more interest.

"I think it's fantastic that it is opening people's minds to things that they may not have tried before, and that they're wanting to find out about it and experiment.” Said Brenda Kerber, owner of Whyte Avenue's The Traveling Tickle Trunk.