Professors Test Fifty Shades of Grey Library Book, Find It Has Traces of Herpes

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Two Belgian university professors decided to apply their knowledge of toxicology screenings to the 10 most borrowed books at the Antwerp library. Each book underwent bacteriology and toxicology tests, and the findings reveal that library books are even more germ-covered than you expected.

While the experts found that all 10 books contained traces of cocaine–enough so that people who touched the books wouldn’t feel the effects, but might test positive for the drug–they also found something pretty gross: Fifty Shades of Grey, your weird aunt’s favorite mainstream erotic series, tested positive for traces of the herpes virus.

The professors assured everyone that concentrations of the virus were so minimal that there is no public health risk and it would be impossible for people to contract it by touching the book. Still, something to keep in mind next time you consider taking trashy erotica out of the public library.

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xxyesihi

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WilliamNdatila
WilliamNdatila

If 50 Shades was soft porn for men..the pages would be stuck together instead of traces of Herpes. [Things to be Grateful For.]

rosseroo
rosseroo

Seems like the real headline is "all 10 books contained traces of cocaine... enough so that people who touched the books wouldn’t feel the effects, but might test positive for the drug"!

JeffFein-Worton
JeffFein-Worton

The links in the article are broken. It seems you were hoaxed; perhaps an update is in order?

bikerm
bikerm

Here's what I have identified on items coming back to the library in the past 7 years: 1) coffee, not a big deal, just wash it off. 2) pee; I put that item in the trash and wiped down everything it touched. 3) strawberry jelly, or maybe it was jam. 4) reefer resin; someone actually cleaned their pipe and wiped the resin on the library item. Very difficult to remove, but I had a good time smelling it! 5)I can only hope that #5 was "pudding of the chocolate type", but I removed the item from the collection anyway. There's just no telling what a library book will get into. Always wash your hands after touching one.

Formatonator
Formatonator

I work in a library and, even before reading this article, whenever any of the 50 Shades books were returned I would hold it by the corner of the spine with only two of my fingers and then wipe my hands on my pants after. Now after reading this I am going to let one of my co-workers put it on the shelf instead.

thatnasty
thatnasty

This kind of thing makes me lose faith in humanity.  Though I guess you should expect public porno to be encrusted with nastyness.

ProjectAccept.org
ProjectAccept.org

You'll find herpes on the upper corner  of the  pages of any library book, for two reasons:

- Many people tend to wet the tip of their finger on their tongue when turning pages.  
- Herpes Simplex Virus is endemic to humanity: 75-80% carries at least one of the two HSV viruses.

1. Yes, this includes you.
2. No, you wouldn't know; they don't test for it and ~80% of carriers never have symptoms.

BarbaraAGenco
BarbaraAGenco

Seems like this report makes another case for the value of #ebooks in libraries.

Ebooks =   #privacy AND hygienic #reading

;-)

forumjunk123
forumjunk123

Is anyone surprised?  It's porn for the ladies, move along.  Nothing to see here.  If any one's wondering, the erotic novel market is bigger than the porn market. And guess who buys such novels?  Women.  The bigger consumers of porn have always been women.  Not shocked? Guess you're a smartie pants then.  Why don't you know this?  I suppose women appreciate discretion and their sellers know this so neither really want this to be known.

starsandauras
starsandauras

Important question: Herpes Simplex A or B?  Because A (the cold sores one) isn't really that weird or uncommon, and I wouldn't bat an eye at finding it on a book.


Simplex B on the other hand... yeah, I'd be a little more concerned at *how* people must be holding the book.

Ironman92
Ironman92

Are we slvt-shaming books now?  For shame, slvtty book, for shame!

JenLawrence
JenLawrence

@Formatonator 

This is silly.  You can;t get herpes from touching a book.  I hope this article gets some attention and people recognize how common herpes is.  And that it's not the black plague.  

There will be a vaccine soon (several are in trial stage right now). And there is already a treatment called viradux-AU from Australia that I used and now I am testing negative.


Get educated people! Maybe read something useful instead of this 50 shades of rubbish!

thatnasty
thatnasty

@ProjectAccept.org 

No, they said cocaine was found on all the books.  They only said Herpes was found on 50 Shades of Gray.  People were turning pages with fingers wet with other fluids.

jj2777x2
jj2777x2

@starsandauras They aren't all that much different, to be honest.  You can have HSV-1 on your genitals and HSV-2 on your face.  Social stigma tells you oral herpes (HSV-1) is no big deal.  HSV-2, because "genitals" is attached to it, makes people act like it's a much bigger deal.

HorusTriKome
HorusTriKome

@JenLawrence @Formatonator Calm down, I don't think she was referring to herpes.  Let me spell it out for you Jen.  It is about MASTURBATION!!!  Hope your health stays well.

thatnasty
thatnasty

@jj2777x2 @starsandauras 

Herpes 2 is a more severe virus though.  Plus, the average genital herpes sufferer gets several outbreaks a year.  No oral herpes sufferers get several outbreaks each year.