Fifty Shades of Grey, What it Means For a Woman's Libido And According to Dr. Diana Hoppe How it Benefits the Health of Women Everywhere

Jul 17, 2012, 13:51 ET from Dr. Diana Hoppe

SAN DIEGO, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James has created a sexual revolution. While the explicit content that explores the sexual relationship of the two main characters isn't for everyone many readers are exploring their own fantasies along with the fictional pair. And for California-based OB/GYN physician—Dr. Diana Hoppe—it's a good thing. In getting intimate with their own sexuality women are reigniting their libidos and they are talking about it.

"A woman's libido is a reflection of her overall health, and a healthy sex drive not only indicates a well-balanced life, but also has health benefits," says Hoppe. Studies have shown sexual health can increase longevity, boost the immune system and alleviate stress. "A healthy libido equals a healthy you," stresses Hoppe.

In her private practice Hoppe has treated thousands of women and has conducted clinical trials in the field of menopause, perimenopause and libido. In response to her study-clients and patients, Hoppe has created a website—ListenToYourLibido—where women around the world may now share on a blog their feelings about their libidos and discuss hot topics and sexual fantasies beyond most women's sexual comfort zones.

Through books like Fifty Shades of Grey, which provides readers with "exactly the right dose of naughty," as noted by Forbes contributor, David DiSalvo, women no longer feel intimidated to share their fantasies and to explore areas of sexuality that were long considered taboo.

Instead, women are more willing to engage in a dialog through blogs like Hoppe's. Topics like steamy sexual fantasies and how to spice things up in the bedroom are broached.

In addition to her blog, Hoppe published a book in 2010, Healthy Sex Drive, Healthy You, that educates women about understanding their libido and its associated health benefits. It answers the questions, "what is a normal sex drive, and what can I do about my libido?" And offers tips that help women place their overall well-being first.

Whether motivation to improve one's sex drive arises from reading Hoppe's groundbreaking book or from reading titillating novels like Fifty Shades of Grey, through emotional, physical and sexual intimacy deep changes can be made within each individual, such as seen with Anatasia Steele and Christian Grey. "If both are willing to be brutally honest and vulnerable, healthy transformation in the relationship can happen," says Hoppe. Changes that will foster physical, emotional, mental and spiritual connections.

"My hope is to inspire women to live fuller, more invigorating lives," says Hoppe. "And if a Fifty Shades of Grey helps spark that inspiration, then enjoy the fantasy!"

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Diane Y. Welch
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