Last week, the Today show discussed the controversial novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, which raced to the top 50 on the New York Times bestsellers list over the weekend. The woman responsible for the novel is British TV producer and wife, E.L. James. She vividly describes a submissive/dominant sexual fantasy across the pages of this racy novel and continues the story in a steamy trilogy. Housewives from the burbs in Boca Raton to the ‘sex and the city’ streets of NYC are picking up their copies in hopes of fueling the flames of desire in their love lives. Some experts, like Dr. Drew from HLN, argue that the book promotes violence against women. All the controversy has spurned a flood of newsworthy stories. As an MD, specializing in sexual health, and an avid reader of the entire trilogy, I believe the popularity of this book has a place in the bedroom –it can be useful as a much needed tool to revive long-term relationships and help women reclaim their libido.