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Orthodox ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Fans?

Widely panned but massively popular, “Fifty Shades of Grey” has become ubiquitous on nightstands and beach bags. But it’s Orthodox Jews who first glommed onto the book’s frisky list of fetishes, according to New York Times Magazine.

David Sax (who also contributes to the Forward) wrote Sunday that Fifty Shades of Grey ”took off in the Orthodox Jewish community before it became a sensation,” citing Vintage Books spokesman Paul Bogaards. And the proprietor of a web site called KosherSexToys told Sax that the perception of frum Jews as asexual is a myth.

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