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A Copy of '50 Shades of Grey' Actually Tested Positive for This STD

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You might want to think twice about checking out "50 Shades of Grey" from the library.

According to two Belgium professors from the Catholic University of Leuven, traces of the sexually transmitted disease Herpes were found on a library's copy of E.L. James' popular erotic romance novel.

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The researchers analyzed ten of the most borrowed books at Belgium's Antwerp Library and conducted a series of chemical tests on them. All also tested positive for the drug cocaine, according to The Guardian.

But, while a copy of "50 Shades of Grey" did test positive for the Herpes virus, the levels were too low to pose a threat to individuals.

"The levels found won't have a pharmacological effect," Jan Tytgat, a toxicologist professor who worked on the study, told Flanders News. "Your consciousness or [behavior] won't change as a result of reading the tomes."

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