St. Louis (KSDK) - It's the racy book everybody's talking about. "50 Shades of Grey" is the first in a trilogy that's been banned from some libraries, but is at the top of all the best-seller lists.
Why are women so captivated by this graphic romance novel?
The story centers around a dominant-submissive relationship between a young woman and a rich man. Some women use the words addicted and liberated when they describe their reaction to the book.
We asked St. Louis clinical psychologist Dr. Helen Friedman to weigh in on this. She specializes in sexual compulsivity and relationship issues.
Click the video player above to listen to what she had to say.