Fifty Shades of Grey blamed for sex mishaps involving handcuffs

Britain’s experiencing a surge in kinky accidents.

Agence France-Presse (via via reports that the London Fire Brigade has blamed the novel Fifty Shades of Grey for the surge in the number of people who called for help after being trapped in handcuffs.


The report explained that in the past three years, "the fire service has rescued 79 people unable to escape handcuffs, as well as nine men with rings stuck on their penises, one with his penis trapped in a toaster and another in a vacuum cleaner." Fire officer Dave Brown said the rise in accidents involving kinky items such as handcuffs may be attributed to the "Fifty Shades of Grey effect," after the bestselling erotic novel.


The fire brigade urged people who use handcuffs in the bedroom to "always keep the keys handy" if they don't want to turn fifty shades of red before the rescuers are able to free them.


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