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'Fifty Shades of Grey'

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Vagina Ball Explosion

5/18/2012 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The sultry bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey" is causing a boom in the sex toy market -- in fact, a company that specializes in vaginal exercise balls says it's sold a record number of hoo-ha doodads in the last month ... all thanks to the book.

A rep for the sex toy company -- called Fun Factory -- just sent a thank you letter to "Fifty Shades" publisher Vintage Books, writing, "In the last month, our Smart Balls sales have gone up 300%."

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In case you haven't read the book -- the main character Christian Grey uses a pair of Kegel exercise doohickeys called Ben-Wa balls on his female sex slave (for those with the book, skip to page 362).

The rep writes, "Thanks to the book, we are getting emails and calls from around the world asking about our Smart Balls ... Yesterday, the Fun Factory office received an email from a 74-year-old woman in Dubai who read the book while vacationing in the USA."

Vagina balls ... uniting cultures.

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MEow    

I read this book because I am a librarian, and I wanted to know what the hype was all about. I didn't think it was well written and I have no desire to read the other two. But I still think, after reading the book, that calling the main character a sex slave is wrong. She is not being held against her will.

Sincerely,
Someone who is having sex w/ real people and didn't like the book.

PS Kelly, I love you.

854 days ago
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Sashatree    

This is the second time you've labeled the female character as a "sex slave" - and I have to take issue with you. This book is NOT about a "sex slave"!! Sex slaves are people sold into prostitution - they have no say about it, they have no choices, they have no freedom to say no, they have no escape from their situation. This story is about a CONSENTING ADULT SUBMISSIVE - and their arrangement consists of all types of limits, boundaries and safe words to keep everyone safe and respected. Please....get your terminology right, will ya?

854 days ago
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Tabatha     

A lot of people would rather read a book than go into an adult toy store simply due to the fact that they are embarrassed by their sexuality. Which makes me glad that I work with a company that is home based and confidential in our customers shopping experience!

854 days ago
19.

Anne    

How this drivel ever got on the bestseller list is baffling...that is was actually published is even more so. There has to be some reason we don't know. I read half of the first one to see what all the talk was about and couldn't get through it...it's beyond bad, it's laughably bad and sets women back about 100 years. I've read run-of-the-mill romance novels fromt he '80s that have more authentically sexy scenes than this contrived garbage.

854 days ago
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Miz Val    

TMP & Jexica This "crusty" 57 year old woman was wonder the same thing ?Some people are not as adventurous as others.IceGypsy it's waking up a whole lot of women that have been dead inside for years and giving some hope that love is still alive no matter what form it takes

854 days ago
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Meeka    

I have just finished this book and yes, I did find it erotic. What woman doesn't have the fantasy of some rich uber good looking Adonis wanting her to be his and only his. Someone who brings her to sexual heights you only read about because they elude most in real life. He lavishes her with gifts, experience and torturous sex that is ****tering to her.What a fantasy, soft porn intended for women..it's about time. I think it may just free some women up to actually experiment and enjoy pleasures they are too embarassed to want. AND look...it's helping the economy!!!

854 days ago
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FUN FACTORY    

Check out the smartballs, made in Germany by FUN FACTORY, only European manufacturer of vibrators in the world. www.funfactoryusa.com

854 days ago
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FUN FACTORY    

www.funfactoryusa.com - WE MAKE THE SMARTBALLS

854 days ago
24.

ljelinek17    

for all of you that read the 'spoilers'.. what are you doing on here, reading about it when you should be reading the books instead!?! AFTER you read, then you go internet crazy!! And I thought they were great reading.. Storyline with lots of sex.. Got me horny!! I only hope instead of a movie, they put in on showtime as a series.. :)

854 days ago
25.

Mackenzie    

Check out my website to order all your needs. Shiped discreetly to your front door.

www.slumberpartiesbymackenziemiller.com

854 days ago
26.

Cara G    

If you are looking to get some silver balls like the ones used in Fifty Shades of Grey they sell them on Amazon. Below is the link and have fun :)

http://amzn.to/L5lJMw

853 days ago
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Cara G    

If you are looking for some silver balls like the ones used in Fifty Shades of Grey they can be purchased on Amazon. Click the link below to buy them and have fun :)
http://amzn.to/L5lJMw

853 days ago
28.

Rod    

Surprised its taken this long for people to stop being so plain and vanilla.
Amazon has plenty.
http://amzn.to/ben-wa-balls-beads

853 days ago
29.

Debster    

If you have to read a book to get off, there's something wrong with you.

853 days ago
30.

ScavengersDaughterROCKS    

Why is everyone ignoring the fact that this "book" used to be a Twilight Fan Fiction? She wrote this crap about Edward and Bella and just switched their names when she got an actual book deal.

845 days ago
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