Fifty Shades Darker hits theaters today, giving the world another glimpse into the sexy, sexy lives of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. By now, Christian is a successful hottie who’s big on BDSM, and a young Anastasia is down to explore.
Just like the first movie, the second movie is full of saucy sex scenes. There’s spanking, shower sex toys, and even a little elevator foreplay. But the one sex scene that might have you doing a double take involves adult toys called a “spreader bar.”
What does a spreader bar do? Basically, the adult sex toys are adjustable metal rod with two cuffs on each end. The gist is you strap the cuffs to a person’s ankles, extend the metal rod to a reasonable length—and then the person can’t close their legs during a hot hookup.
BDSM is often about dominance and submission, so the submissive would be the one strapped in. In the Fifty Shades Darker book and movie, Christian hooks Anastasia’s ankles up to the “spreader bar.” Here’s how the scene plays out in the literary masterpiece, from Anastasia’s perspective:
“His tongue around and around while his fingers move inside me. Because I can’t close my legs, or move, it’s intense really intense. My back arches as I try to absorb the sensations.”