My co worker was reading 50 shades of grey on her break... I thought this was essential for store safety. (imgur.com)

funny

15305 ups - 11668 downs = 3637 votes

1177 comments submitted at 19:05:06 on Jan 26, 2014 by Deadeyes13

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  • unbannable9412
  • 634 Points
  • 21:02:20, 26 January

Then maybe she shouldn't bring porn to work.

Edit: I feel like I just bad mouthed some secret society of HR workers.

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  • Murmur322
  • 48 Points
  • 22:12:26, 26 January

You have been selected for Lake Laogai Resort Sensitivity Training Seminar.

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  • TheActualAWdeV
  • 1 Points
  • 22:37:59, 26 January

There is no war in Ba Sing Se.

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  • Stephensonson
  • -26 Points
  • 21:40:59, 26 January

It's not like she's actively doing anything to anybody. In fact, to put a book in the same category as a nude magazine is ridiculous. You wouldn't be exposed to pornographic material, or even necessarily know a book was pornographic, unless you were intentionally consuming it. But all of this is beside the point, because bringing porn into work doesn't justify sexual harassment (although I'm not convinced at all that she was sexually harassed in this case.)

Edit: Changed the phrasing of the third sentence. Originally it sounded like I was saying you wouldn't know 50 Shades of Gray was pornographic unless you read it.

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  • TrepanationBy45
  • 25 Points
  • 21:43:29, 26 January

It's true. Nobody would know my Big Latin Backdoor Creampies 14 DVD wasn't a cooking show either.

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  • unbannable9412
  • 19 Points
  • 21:43:49, 26 January

>In fact, to put a book in the same category as a nude magazine is ridiculous.

The only difference is pictures, and 50 shades is easily more..graphic.. in its content than your average porn mag, porn is porn.

>You wouldn't even know the book was pornographic unless you were intentionally consuming it.

What?

Do you live under a rock or something?

It's 50 shades, very literally everyone and their grandmother knows what its about.

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  • Stephensonson
  • 8 Points
  • 22:04:44, 26 January

Sorry if I was unclear. If I watch porn on my computer at work, the people around me don't have a choice but to consume it (this can also mean to read/watch in the context of media). If I'm reading a book, you do have a choice. Just because you know there's graphic content in there doesn't mean you're being exposed to it, and honestly on that point I think you agree with me but are just arguing. I know my coworker has naked pictures on his phone, but I don't get offended when he brings his phone in.

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  • Sawsie
  • 7 Points
  • 22:15:26, 26 January

What about if you watch with a privacy screen and no speakers?

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  • ccutler69
  • 1 Points
  • 22:47:24, 26 January

If no one knows and you are allowed to watch videos at work, then I don't see a problem. Just like I don't see a problem with reading erotica at work as long as the cover is appropriate.

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  • CSDNRF
  • 3 Points
  • 22:19:24, 26 January

I've heard of the book, know it's pornographic, but wouldn't know the exact content unless I were to stand right behind her and start to read the book. How is that even close to walking in and having it take less than a second to see some nude person in a magazine while someone's flipping through it?

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  • unbannable9412
  • 6 Points
  • 22:21:42, 26 January

Porn is porn.

And the reason people aren't allowed to bring porn to work is because it's deemed inappropriate to be getting off while on the job, not just because people saw it.

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  • Were_All_F_ed
  • 2 Points
  • 22:30:25, 26 January

No, not quite.

These rules are in place because others can see porn which will cause a mess for any company dealing with it. It is to protect the company from other people seeing your porn way more than it is 'inappropriate'.

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  • CSDNRF
  • 1 Points
  • 22:29:28, 26 January

"The only difference is pictures, and 50 shades is easily more..graphic.. in its content than your average porn mag, porn is porn." Someone could easily be reading an obscure book just as bad as 50 Shades but no one would ever know it was "porn" because they had never heard of it and the lack of pictures, so I don't get how everyone can equate a book with a magazine.

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  • JamesGray
  • 1 Points
  • 22:30:12, 26 January

I get where you're coming from, but the fact that many people likely do know that it's pornographic literature means it just as easily would qualify as being inappropriate for the workplace. I for one would be extremely uncomfortable if I saw one of the ladies in my workplace reading 50 shades of grey in the lunchroom, and would at least consider contacting HR about it, depending on who it was.

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  • Armagetiton
  • 1 Points
  • 22:51:32, 26 January

>to put a book in the same category as a nude magazine is ridiculous.

A nude magazine is pornographic by definition

An erotic novel is pornographic by definition

They are both pornographic. Is pornography not a category now?

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  • [deleted]
  • -63 Points
  • 21:18:34, 26 January

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  • unbannable9412
  • 83 Points
  • 21:20:16, 26 January

She's as "guilty" as OP is.

She brought a dirty book to work, he made an innocent joke.

BUT LAWDY LAWDY WON'T SOMEONE THINK OF THE WOMEN FOLK!

You can stop polishing, your armor it isn't getting any whiter.

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  • RRichie09
  • -5 Points
  • 21:28:01, 26 January

She's a woman. He's a man. Who do you think is going to get in trouble?

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  • TheChoke
  • 57 Points
  • 21:31:31, 26 January

I think it's interesting that there is no context in the OP to indicate the gender of the prankster, but everyone assumes that the OP is a man.

The assumption being that only men can sexually harass.

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  • dickcheney777
  • 27 Points
  • 21:35:51, 26 January

>The assumption being that only men can sexually harass.

Wrong, the assumption here is that OP is always an homosexual male.

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  • Caveman788
  • 11 Points
  • 21:39:50, 26 January

http://i.imgur.com/ROYoArl.gif

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  • Lord_Purple_
  • -6 Points
  • 21:37:35, 26 January

That's not the assumption at all. That's just a coincidence. Everyone is assumed male on the internet all the time. Especially on reddit.

Hey guys, so I rang some scientists, and they told me that even though you guys downvoted me that this is still a coincidence because, despite your persecution complex, correlation still doesn't equal causation. Who'da thunk it.

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  • RRichie09
  • -2 Points
  • 21:43:39, 26 January

Interesting theory, but I assume everyone on reddit is male unless it is obvious from their comments that they are female.

You theory may have some legs though.

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  • santaclaws01
  • -2 Points
  • 21:36:00, 26 January

I think the assumption that OP is male is because most redditors are male.

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  • unbannable9412
  • -1 Points
  • 21:47:11, 26 January

Neither hopefully.

But if it did come to that, OP.

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  • pvtfish
  • -6 Points
  • 21:37:23, 26 January

What the fuck? If it was a guy reading 50 shades of grey though it would be the mans fault (not OP) a lot more. I treat women how I would treat a guy in that same situation, and fuck it but she brought porn to work and this wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for her stupid actions.

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  • lynnangel
  • 6 Points
  • 21:43:37, 26 January

It's fine if they're buddies and he's harassing her the way he'd harass any of his friends (work or otherwise), and since she's casually flipping him off for it and otherwise unconcerned, that's probably the case.

If you actually think this is "just what she deserves" then you're a fucking idiot. It's not your moral duty to harass her for shit that's none of your fucking business in the name of equality.

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  • unbannable9412
  • 4 Points
  • 21:49:53, 26 January

>It's fine if they're buddies and he's harassing her the way he'd harass any of his friends (work or otherwise), and since she's casually flipping him off for it and otherwise unconcerned, that's probably the case.

This is just the problem.

"harassing", really?

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  • lynnangel
  • 4 Points
  • 21:57:58, 26 January

Yes. It's not a problem. The word can absolutely be used to describe annoying the shit out of your friends. You're just looking to be offended and to change the subject from how fucked up your view of "equality" is.

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  • unbannable9412
  • 0 Points
  • 22:00:55, 26 January

>You're just looking to be offended

Now that is irony.

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  • lynnangel
  • 1 Points
  • 22:03:21, 26 January

No, no it's not.

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  • pvtfish
  • 2 Points
  • 22:03:44, 26 January

I'm confused. You think it's not my moral duty to "harass" her for stupid shit (like I would with a guy (when she brings fucking PORN to a workplace)) and that it's not my business in the name of equality or something...

...right after you go full keyboard warrior mode calling out OP for taking a picture and labeling it harassment. If I took a picture of someone reading porn in the middle of the street would that be harassment? Or would that just be a picture of someone stupid reading porn in the middle of the street? I don't think you can tell me to but out of moral duties in regards to equality when you are spewing out your opinion all over the place too.

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  • Khrevv
  • -8 Points
  • 21:33:08, 26 January

Hey, she didn't post of picture of him on reddit. He posted a picture of HER.

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  • SycoJack
  • 3 Points
  • 21:40:28, 26 January

This is true, but her face is obscured.

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  • unbannable9412
  • 0 Points
  • 21:46:50, 26 January

People post pictures of each other in the internet all the time, so what.

There's no way to even know who this person is unless you already knew them well enough to immediately associate her non-facial features.

Can you not see how stupid and absurd this is?

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  • rotor_offline
  • 1 Points
  • 21:49:43, 26 January

So what?

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  • orangejulius
  • -26 Points
  • 21:48:35, 26 January

Someone bringing a best selling romance novel to work is absolutely no excuse for sexually harassing them. This is the same line of logic with "if you didn't want to get raped, you shouldn't have been dressed that way." No. You just can't sexually harass people.

Quick edit: I'll gladly eat some downvotes to make this point: it doesn't matter what she's doing - it's not ok to make a joke about a coworker's reproductive parts and publish it on the internet for others to laugh at.

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  • Nick-Cage
  • 3 Points
  • 21:53:58, 26 January

This is the dumbest line of logic I've ever seen. Ever.

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  • orangejulius
  • 1 Points
  • 22:00:27, 26 January

Really? It's OK to sexually harass someone predicated on their choice of reading material?

I don't think that's how it works.

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  • pyx
  • 0 Points
  • 22:06:52, 26 January

A single joke is not harassment.

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  • killgore9998
  • 1 Points
  • 22:46:22, 26 January

What the hell are you talking about? Ok, so what's the minimum number of jokes for it to constitute harassment?

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  • orangejulius
  • 1 Points
  • 22:10:45, 26 January

it's not ok to make a joke about a coworker's reproductive parts and publish it on the internet for others to laugh at. that is textbook sexual harassment. there's no 'magic number' you have to hit.

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  • Nick-Cage
  • -2 Points
  • 22:17:02, 26 January

Did I fucking say that? I said your line of thinking is just retarded.

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  • orangejulius
  • 1 Points
  • 22:19:05, 26 January

That is what you're saying despite your effort to say as little as possible.

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  • unbannable9412
  • 4 Points
  • 21:52:38, 26 January

>Someone bringing a best selling romance novel to work is absolutely no excuse for sexually harassing them.

Two things wrong here.

One, it's not "harassment".

Two, romance novel is a nice way of saying written porn.

The difference between that book and sexy stories told in the internet is quality and a publisher.

>This is the same line of logic with "if you didn't want to get raped, you shouldn't have been dressed that way."

You are on a whole other fucking planet...holy hell.

>You just can't sexually harass people.

Good thing no one is.

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  • G0PACKGO
  • 5 Points
  • 21:57:48, 26 January

And by quality he means it has a cover not the writing quality

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  • unbannable9412
  • 1 Points
  • 21:59:59, 26 January

I actually meant the writing quality.

Written erotica on the internet is good, but not everyone with a keyboard and a set of genitals is a born author.

Sometimes that shit jumps from talking casually about the most least sexually charged things to immediate buttsex.

Some people just can't write.

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  • G0PACKGO
  • 1 Points
  • 22:01:48, 26 January

It was started as twilight fan fic

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  • HooahMonty
  • 1 Points
  • 22:02:18, 26 January

I think G0PACKGO's point was that 50 Shades is a terrible book. No one with any credibility would read that book and say, "Wow, this was a quality literary work."

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  • TheWorldIsAhead
  • 1 Points
  • 22:02:26, 26 January

You do realize 50 Shades is absolute garbage that literally started on the internet as Twilight fanficiton?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FiftyShadesofGrey#Originasfanfiction

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  • unbannable9412
  • 1 Points
  • 22:04:53, 26 January

Never read it myself, I just assume if it got past a publisher someone had to have improved the quality past basic spelling mistakes and what little story there probably is isn't totally disjointed in continuity.

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  • TheWorldIsAhead
  • 1 Points
  • 22:08:30, 26 January

Me neither, but from what I've heard you would be surprised.

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  • Andoo
  • 1 Points
  • 22:07:31, 26 January

That book was horribly edited. It may have been a compelling story, but it seemed almost unreadable.

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  • DaytimeJunkie
  • 3 Points
  • 21:56:14, 26 January

It is the same logic. Whether it is the same degree is a different order of question.

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  • unbannable9412
  • 0 Points
  • 21:58:07, 26 January

No, it's not even remotely the same, at all.

You are seriously out there in the stars Klaatu.

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  • orangejulius
  • 0 Points
  • 22:02:39, 26 January

It's a pretty good analogy. You're free to refute it if you want. It's to a lesser degree, but it's the same line of thinking.

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  • orangejulius
  • 1 Points
  • 22:03:59, 26 January

> One, it's not "harassment".

I'll go ahead and say that making a joke about your coworker's reproductive parts and publishing it on a huge website for thousands of strangers to laugh at is sexual harassment. Call me crazy!

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  • unbannable9412
  • -2 Points
  • 22:06:13, 26 January

No, it's not.

It's a joke, a dig, a prank.

Fun is not a crime.

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  • POTATO__IN_MY_ANUS
  • 2 Points
  • 22:09:25, 26 January

TIL its not harrassment if you call it a joke

Oh look, youre a mensrights poster too! that explains everything

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  • unbannable9412
  • -2 Points
  • 22:17:14, 26 January

You're not the real PIMA.

It's not harassment when it's clearly not harassment and nothing but a joke between co-workers at a job which most people here seem to say is pretty damn awful place to work.

>Oh look, youre a mensrights poster too! that explains everything

"Look gaiz, he supports the rights of men, look how awful he is, see see!"

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  • killgore9998
  • 1 Points
  • 22:49:50, 26 January

Fun can absolutely be a crime. What are you even thinking?

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  • orangejulius
  • 1 Points
  • 22:12:03, 26 January

Enjoy being unemployable. You're a living, breathing liability if that's your attitude.

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  • unbannable9412
  • -2 Points
  • 22:15:52, 26 January

A living breathing liability is a person who screams sexual harassment because someone made a harmless joke at their expense, that is a liability.

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  • mamser102
  • -1 Points
  • 22:08:02, 26 January

what is wrong wit you.. my god.

It is..Harassment, a person reading a book by themselves, while using a CAUTION WET FLOOR.. = implying she is... not harrasument.. really

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  • unbannable9412
  • 0 Points
  • 22:14:07, 26 January

I can't even tell what the fuck this is supposed to say.

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  • angeal17
  • 1 Points
  • 21:53:37, 26 January

Nah, it's porn.

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  • orangejulius
  • 0 Points
  • 22:01:02, 26 January

So, that makes it ok to sexually harass them?

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  • angeal17
  • -2 Points
  • 22:13:48, 26 January

The fact that people consider this sexual harassment is just stupid. Unless she's some psuedo feminist, I'm pretty sure she would see this as a joke, like almost anyone else. That and, it's an erotic novel, made for people to "get off", and so it's actually just an exaggeration of a potential outcome. You could do the same thing with a man, which takes out any gender argument, and, I say again... It's erotica. Somenody could find reading that at work sexually offensive.

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  • orangejulius
  • 1 Points
  • 22:15:17, 26 January

It doesn't matter what she's doing - it's not ok to make a joke about a coworker's reproductive parts and publish it on the internet for others to laugh at.

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  • angeal17
  • -2 Points
  • 22:19:09, 26 January

Uh, yeah, it is.

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  • killgore9998
  • 1 Points
  • 22:47:25, 26 January

Uh, no, it's not.

Grow up.

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  • Was_going_2_say_that
  • 1 Points
  • 22:07:01, 26 January

you are in r/funny, don't try to reason with these people

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  • mamser102
  • -12 Points
  • 22:15:14, 26 January

its not porn, its a romance novel, which reading has no negative impact on anyone.

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  • unbannable9412
  • 5 Points
  • 22:17:53, 26 January

Porn is porn, words, pictures, video, what ever.

The only difference is the medium.

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  • mamser102
  • -5 Points
  • 22:28:02, 26 January

Porn is porn, except, its not porn, its novel with stories about about between a guy and some girl. To compare a popular publically accepted novel read all over the world to porn is some sad shit thinking.

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  • 5pinDMXconnector
  • 2 Points
  • 22:21:33, 26 January

If i was reading playboy, Would it be the same? Its a Gentleman's magazine, which reading has no negative impact on anyone.

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  • mamser102
  • -4 Points
  • 22:28:57, 26 January

Play boy =/ 50 shades of grey.

You can read 50 shades of gray at work, go ahead oR any other romance novel.

Now, here is wild assumption. You are single and bitter, probely, never had a girlfriend. (*how can i say that?? you have no healthy view of women)

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  • 5pinDMXconnector
  • 4 Points
  • 22:34:13, 26 January

But I'm reading the articles. What would the difference be? What if i had cut out the fold outs? What if i was on /r/sexystories ?

Now here's a wild assumption, you're a cunt.

Edit: Holy shit nevermind I went to grab some exceprts from 50 Shades to prove my point, but this stuff is so bad it can't be porn. I back out of this argument with an excerpt or two.

> “Your situation. Ana, I’m going to make love to you, now.”

>“Oh.” The floor has fallen away. I’m a situation. I’m holding my breath.

>“That’s if you want to, I mean, I don’t want to push my luck.”

>“I thought you didn’t make love. I thought you fucked hard.” I >swallow, my mouth suddenly dry.

>He gives me a wicked grin, the effects of which travel all the way down there.

>“I can make an exception, or maybe combine the two, we’ll see. I really want to make love to you. Please, come to bed with me. I want our arrangement to work, but you re­ally need to have some idea what you’re getting yourself into. We can start your training tonight – with the basics. This doesn’t mean I’ve come over all hearts and flowers, it’s a means to an end, but one that I want, and hopefully you do too.” His gray gaze is intense.

And this.

> His hand moves down my waist, to my hips, and then cups me, intimately... Jeez.

Editing edits: On the first page of your post history you have 4 guesses of People being single and bitter. And a lot of defense of radical feminism. Think you might be the one might be a little single and bitter?

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  • mamser102
  • -6 Points
  • 22:06:06, 26 January

you think thats porn? really??

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  • unbannable9412
  • 7 Points
  • 22:11:06, 26 January

>“We’re going to rectify the situation right now.” “What do you mean? What situation?” “Your situation. Ana, I’m going to make love to you, now.” “Oh.” The floor has fallen away. I’m a situation. I’m holding my breath. “That’s if you want to, I mean, I don’t want to push my luck.” “I thought you didn’t make love. I thought you fucked hard.” I swallow, my mouth suddenly dry. He gives me a wicked grin, the effects of which travel all the way down there. “I can make an exception, or maybe combine the two, we’ll see. I really want to make love to you. Please, come to bed with me. I want our arrangement to work, but you re­ally need to have some idea what you’re getting yourself into. We can start your training tonight – with the basics. This doesn’t mean I’ve come over all hearts and flowers, it’s a means to an end, but one that I want, and hopefully you do too.” His gray gaze is intense.

>“Ah,” I groan.

>He leans forward, running his nose up the apex between my thighs. I feel him. There.

>“You smell so good,” he murmurs and closes his eyes, a look of pure pleasure on his face, and I practically convulse. He reaches up and tugs the duvet off the bed, then pushes me gently so I fall on to the mattress.

>“You’re very beautiful, Anastasia Steele. I can’t wait to be inside you.” Holy shit. His words. He’s so seductive. He takes my breath away.

>“You’re very beautiful, Anastasia Steele. I can’t wait to be inside you.” Holy shit. His words. He’s so seductive. He takes my breath away.

>Oh… I can’t keep still. How can I not move? I wriggle beneath him. “We’re going to have to work on keeping you still, baby.”

>...and my nipples harden under his steady gaze....

>... “Very nice,” he whispers appreciatively, and my nipples harden even more....

>...and his thumb slowly rolls the end of my nipple, elongating it.

>“Oh… please,” I beg, and I pull my head back, my mouth open as I groan, my legs stiffening. Holy hell, what’s happening to me? “Let go, baby,” he murmurs. His teeth close round my nipple, and his thumb and finger pull hard, and I fall apart in his hands, my body convulsing and shattering into a thousand pieces. He kisses me, deeply, his tongue in my mouth absorbing my cries. Oh my. That was extraordinary. Now I know what all the fuss is about. He gazes down at me, a satisfied smile on his face, while I’m sure there’s nothing but gratitude and awe on mine.

This is not a unique passage, it's basically the whole book.

It's porn.

Words, pictures, video, the difference is the medium.

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  • TerrificTrev
  • -4 Points
  • 22:08:24, 26 January

Maybe it's just part of her job, and OP is lying, why are you guys being so judgemental?

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  • Forget_the_Oranges
  • -7 Points
  • 22:07:33, 26 January

You can't READ porn.

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  • treespleaseSC
  • 4 Points
  • 22:16:20, 26 January

I may not be a smart man but I know you can read porn.

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  • Forget_the_Oranges
  • 0 Points
  • 22:17:58, 26 January

It's a joke, man.