'Fifty Shades' Friday: 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Causes Rise In STDs

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Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in Entertainment Weekly as Christian Grey and Ana Steele from '50 Shades Of Grey' for the 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' movie
Is 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' plagued by STDs and STIs?! Get the scoop!

The Fifty Shades Of Grey movie may want to come with a disclaimer for being a health hazard, because the Fifty Shades Of Grey trilogy is causing a whole lot of sexual health issues for a whole lot of people!

Doctors are seeing an increased in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in older people, and apparently some docs think Fifty Shades is to blame.

 

"When it comes to forgetting about safe sex we always think of the vulnerability of young people, but there's the Fifty Shades of Grey effect where older people are being more explorative, but not necessarily remembering to use a condom," says Dr. Charlotte Jones, the chair of the British Medical Association's General Practitioners Committee (via The New York Daily News).

In fact, the CDC reports that STI and STD rates tripled in the 45 to 65-year-old range from 2002 to 2012, and many think that Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele's exploits are to blame. In the UK, the STD rate and STI rate each rose 7 percent from 2011 to 2012. When Fifty Shades Of Grey sold 10 million BDSM book copies worldwide, it does make you wonder a bit.

Here's hoping no one blames Dakota Johnson or Jamie Dornan for their own sexual health issues, though. Hopefully 50 Shades fans will learn by the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie release dat (February 2015) to wrap it up before making your own Red Room of Pain!

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