'50 Shades of Grey' Library Book Had Herpes -- Seriously

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Be careful, Fifty Shades of Grey might give you a venereal disease! And I'm not even talking about the fact that it may rev your libido up to the point where you start having sex with the world. I'm talking about borrowing the popular book from the library. A copy of Fifty Shades in a library in Belgium was found to have trace amounts of herpes on it.

Apparently scientists decided to experiment with finding out whether books contained venereal diseases, so they chose the most obvious contender for a flaming case of VD and tested it. Lo and behold, herpes was found on the book.

The good news? There wasn't enough to give anyone the disease. Which is small comfort.

The scientists also tested 10 other books and herpes was found on one more, so let's not get too down on Fifty -- it has company! And, oh yeah, trace amounts of cocaine were found on ALL of the books.

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Hey, maybe cocaine and VD is big in Belgium, but you know what? It's big here too! As a frequent library book checker outer, I'm a bit skeeved by this. In fact, I'm about to go disinfect the three library books I have right now -- none of which are Fifty Shades of Nasty.

This does make you think twice about checking out the type of book that one might consider "masturbatory material." But, frankly, it makes me think twice about checking out ANY type of book. Lord only knows what people find a turn-on. I'm sure someone, somewhere, thinks Gwyneth's Paltrow's It's All Good is totally HOT.


Does this make you rethink your library book choices?


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nonmember avatar Victoria

Even more happy with my decision to get a Kindle. You can borrow books from friends and even libraries sometimes. Books are also cheaper in e version and always VD free!

Sonya Corvis

Makes me not want to check out ANY book from the library again! O.o

nonmember avatar Jane

The good news is that herpes can't be transmitted unless you have direct contact with the infected area. So it doesn't matter if its found on books, you won't catch it from the book. And who's to say that its there because the librarian has a fever blister? Really I'm so sick of everyone making such a big fuss about 50 Shades. They must all just get over themselves.

MissusD MissusD

Like Jane said - could simply be a simple cold sore! I never borrowed 50 shades from the library as I downloaded them on my kindle. 

Maria Franklin

Couldn't have said it better myself Jane....that was perfectly stated, thank you! 

socal... socalmommy13

I heard this on the radio the other day..


Doris Tolley

how could it be on book germs cant live on books a germ has to have a warm spot to live. What did they do masterbate on it and rub it in that sound kinda stupid

nonmember avatar Bri

This is why im glad to have bought the books personally and/ or bought them through my kindle app!

Angieleigh Eads

I'll stick with my kindle, thanks. 

nonmember avatar Jasmine888

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