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Fifty Shades of Grey special on E! Jan. 22

By April MacIntyre Jan 18, 2013, 1:09 GMT

Fifty Shades of Grey special on E! Jan. 22

Alicia Quarles -© Marco Sagliocco / PR Photos

The book series that won't go away.

Whether shock, excitement or simply curiosity, it seems that everyone has a strong reaction to the bestselling erotic book trilogy that includes Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed.

From the first book: "My insides practically contort with potent, needy, liquid desire.
Desire — acute, liquid and smoldering, combusts deep in my belly..." -
Anastasia Steele in a fit of passion or a colitis attack.

"Christian squirts baby oil into his hand and then rubs my behind with careful tenderness — from makeup remover to soothing balm for a spanked ass, who would have thought it such a versatile liquid..." - Anastasia Steele

Good lord. Anaïs Nin is rolling in her grave.

From E!

Having sold more than 60 million copies worldwide, the series set the record as the fastest-selling paperback of all time. What is it about the provocative lifestyle of the protagonists that has readers throughout the world riveted? Is it the non-traditional sex, the excitement of the unknown, or simply the story of love between two people expressed in a unique way?

Hosted by E!’s Alicia Quarles, this one-hour special features commentary from therapists, authors and other experts about the practice, and also profiles the real-life experiences of couples who follow this lifestyle. Don’t miss a fascinating look at what used to be a very secret world in the E! Special “The Real 50 Shades of Grey” premiering Tuesday, January 22 at 9:00pm ET/PT, only on E!

In this special, real-life practitioners open up about the BDSM lifestyle. Viewers find out how they got involved, what the challenges of this lifestyle are and what they tell their families and friends about their choices. The show also looks into a high-profile case in which the sex game turned dangerous for the players, and experts weigh in on the risks and dangers of the lifestyle, and what participants must do in order to remain safe, both physically and psychologically. Find out how the “business” of bondage is growing too, as an instructor discusses the popular classes that are filling up with individuals and couples eager to enter this sexually-charged world.

Whether you find it shocking or exciting, you’ll definitely find this all-new exposé to be an hour of stimulating viewing, when “The Real 50 shades of Grey” premieres Tuesday, January 22 at 9:00 PM/ET, only on E!



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