50 Shades of Grey Book Has... Herpes?


According to The Daily Beast, copies of Fifty Shades of Grey have tested positive for herpes virus. 

Professors in Belgium performed toxicology tests on 10 copies of the popular erotic novel, written by Chilean-British author E. L. James.  What they found might disgust you: not only did the books test positive for herpes, but all ten books also contained traces of cocaine!

Fear not, readers: the professors insist the concentrations of the virus aren't high enough to cause a public health risk. And no, you won't contract herpes by reading 50 Shades. 

Don't want to risk it? No worries. You can wait until the movie version, starring Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, and Dominicano Victor Rasuk, hits theaters in early 2015! 

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Cristina Arreola, Associate Editor

Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. See what she's reading now on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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