Let’s talk, ladies. I know that 50 Shades Of Grey book is really freaking popular. Chances are, you own it or one of your girlfriends does, and you can’t wait to get to all the juiciest, sexiest, tie-me-up sex scenes. Good for you. Read what you want, get your kicks how you want–it’s no big to me.
That said? Can you please stop reading 50 Shades Of Grey (and talking about it!) out in the open in public? I’ve seen girls reading it on the subway, at Starbucks, even at work–and in every case I’ve had only one thought: ICK-ICK-ICK! If you’re sitting one seat away from me on the train, or sipping a chai latte next to me at the cafe, I do not appreciate knowing that you’re getting off and your lady juices are flowing–which is exactly what you’re doing when you read that book, and everyone in the world knows it by now.
Think of it this way: would you feel comfortable if a guy sitting next to you on a park bench was reading Hustler or Playboy out in the open? Even if the cover was obscured so you just saw the title and not the super racy cover image? Right. Most of us wouldn’t like it, because it’s what we call “inappropriate.” Sexy times (with other people or by yourself) are not meant for public spaces–and whether you’re getting your jollies from reading a super explicit, porny sex scene (a la 50 Shades of Grey!) or from looking at pornographic pictures in a magazine, none of it is suitable for public places. I’ve never heard two dudes compare notes on nudie magazines in the grocery store, so what makes it okay for girls to discuss 50 Shades Of Grey in the produce aisle–or even worse, at work?! I think you get my point.
In no way am I suggesting that you stop reading this series or any other racy books that might do it for you, but um, next time? Stick to reading sexier titles in the bath tub or, better yet, get a freaking Kindle and read it on that. Then, no matter where you want to read, your secret will be safe–and I won’t have to be so grossed out. Thanks in advance.
Have you read 50 Shades Of Grey? Are you as skeeved out as I am by people reading it in public? Tell me everything in the comments!