'50 Shades Of Grey' Premiers This Week, So Here Are 25 Plus Size Lingerie Items To Get You In The Dominatrix Spirit

The premiere that loads of people have been waiting for (and that even more have been avoiding) is imminent. You know the one I'm talking about — that book-turned-movie that's about to grace all the big screens come Valentine's Day. Yep, I mean 50 Shades of Grey , of course. I feel pretty guilty saying this, but I did actually read the first book. It was during a particularly bad snowstorm, when I was stuck at my dad's. For reasons that I do not care to know, it was the only book he had available. Ultimately, I was unimpressed. And I don't exactly have high hopes for the film adaptation. But I do appreciate the whole series for one thing: It brings to the mainstream a non-traditional sexuality — one that's not as easy to characterize as straight vs. gay, and one that still possesses a lot of taboos. The reality is that sexuality is complicated and messy and weird, and as a collective society, we're still extremely uncomfortable discussing (let alone accepting) sexualities that differ from what is considered "normal."

All that being said, I do think that BDSM is pretty widely discussed as compared to other fetishes and preferences. Some aspects of sadomasochistic sexualities are present in the bedrooms of most couples I know, anyway, so my guess is that has something to do with it. In the end, I can get down with the fact that 50 Shades of Grey has made some men and women more comfortable admitting to their own kinkier tastes. Amongst them, the naughtier, more dominant side of female sexuality in particular (because even though Anastasia Steele is a sub and all, I'm pretty sure she's made a lot of girls think about their dom side).

So... if you are a plus-size woman, and you happen to have a dominatrix-y side to your persona/sex life, you might be interested in celebrating this long-awaited, long-dreaded film release with a little bit of gear of your own. Splurging on a plus-size Valentine's Day dress is all good and well, but everyone needs something a little — erm — darker in their wardrobe. Here are some sexy, sultry, sometimes slit-y lingerie items to commemorate the occasion.

The Steel-Boned Corset

Jules Steel-Boned Leather Corset, $180,

The Peekaboo Chemise

Strappy Stretch Knit Chemise, $37,

The Sexy Thigh-Highs

Stay Up Fence Net Lace Top Thigh High, $22,

The Satin Thong

Satin Thong, $19,

The Shapewear Vixen

Open Bottom Body Briefer, $65,

The Bullet Bra

Satin Bullet Bra, $49,

The Basic Corset

Scene Study Corset, $45,

The Bustier Bra

Glam Madam Bustier Bra in Plus Size, $30,

The Harness

Leather Harness, $70,

The Backseam Stockings

Backseam Stockings (2 Pairs), $27,

The Crotchless Panty

Satin Crotchless Panty With Bows, $13,

The Lacey Bra

Ashley Graham Convertible Lace Crop Bra, $75,

The Garter Belt

Ashley Graham Lace Garter, $30,

The Lace-Up

Satin Lace-Up Back Garter Chemise, $59,

The Sexy Bows

Bow Back Seam Tights, $17,

The Naughty Robe

Satin Robe, $45,

The Classic Fishnets

Fishnet Stockings, $15,

The Frilly Panty

Mesh Rumba Panty, $19,

The Mesh Corset

Mesh & Lace Corset, $41,

The Retro Dom

Dita Von Teese Starlift Fuller Figure Bra, $24,

Dita Von Teese Starlift Fuller Figure Brief, $19,

The "Innocent"

Elomi Maria Babydoll, $78,

The Sexy Skirt

Satin & Lace Garter Skirt, $45,

The Balconette Bra

Strappy Lace Balconette Bra, $56,

The Red Queen

Plus Studded Zip Corset, $37,

The Dom-y Corset

Rose Corset With Faux Leather Trim, $37,