6 Kinky Facts You Didn't Know About 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Michele Zipp | Oct 1, 2015 Movies

christian and ana fifty shadesFifty Shades of Grey is an inspiring movie -- maybe it turned you on so much you began pursuing your own similar fantasies, or at the very least your imagination has become quite a bit more active. We cannot deny the naughty thoughts that have surfaced thanks to Ana and Christian. There are also quite a few kinky facts about Fifty Shades that even the most in-the-know fans may not know.

Mr. Grey and his taste for bondage has influenced the decision making of hotels, people at hardware stores, and even entire countries. There is also a fascinating tidbit about the kind of woman who reads naughty novels like this one. Read on to learn the kinky facts about our favorite kink.


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  • Many libraries banned the book.


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    I would ban my babysitter to read Fifty Shades of Grey to my kids, but not allowing it in libraries? That's preposterous! But that's exactly what happened in Wisconsin, Georgia, and Florida, and parts of Brazil. Fifty Shades of Grey isn't allowed in those stacks. In Kenya, the movie was banned from ever being shown in theaters.

  • Rope sales skyrocketed.


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    Maybe more people were checking out their local hardware stores to see if there were any cute women like Anastasia Steele working at them, but what they definitely were doing was buying up all the rope. Rope sales increased thanks to Fifty Shades of Grey. The soft kind, of course.

  • Hotels started offering 'Fifty Shades'-style packages.


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    Because of its inspiring nature, Fifty Shades of Grey influenced many hotels to cater to their guests' (and fans') desires. The Eventi Hotel in NYC offers an add-on that includes two tickets to the Museum of Sex, a couples massage, a bondage kit, and a necktie. When is check-in?

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  • Readers may develop wilder habits.


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    You know you have bitten your bottom lip more than you used to as a result of reading and watching Fifty Shades of Grey -- as it turns out, many of us are boozing it up a little more, too. Or rather, those of us who have read the novel are more likely to have tried binge drinking (so says the Journal for Women's Health). I think that just means we are a little risky sometimes ... and risqué.

  • Porn companies want to make their own version.


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    Many people wanted to see more sex in Fifty Shades of Grey and some even want it to be a porno. Adult filmmakers Smash Pictures attempted to make their own XXX-rated Fifty Shades flick, but Universal took them to court and stopped that from ever happening.

  • Bibles were replaced with 'Fifty Shades of Grey.'


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    Hotels often have Bibles in the bedside drawer. But the Damson Dene Hotel on Lake Windermere in Britain did away with God's word and replaced it with EL James's. Yes, every room has a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey.

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