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Is 'Fifty Shades' to blame for rise in handcuff emergencies?
CNN ^ | July 30, 2013 | Laura Smith-Spark

Posted on 08/03/2013 4:09:47 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

London (CNN) -- The bestselling erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" may have done more than spice up readers' love lives.

Firefighters in London say it could be to blame for a rise in the emergency calls from people stuck in all kinds of awkward situations -- some involving handcuffs.

The wildly-popular trilogy details the S&M-flavored love story of a recent college grad and a billionaire CEO. It's also credited with boosting sales of sex toys, driving women to hook-up sites and fueling a craze over sexual domination.

So, it's not surprising there would be a downside. In the past three years, London's fire crews have been called to 79 incidents involving people trapped in handcuffs.

(Excerpt) Read more at edition.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Society
KEYWORDS: fiftyshadesofgrey

1 posted on 08/03/2013 4:09:47 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Darn, I have no hand cuffs.


2 posted on 08/03/2013 4:11:28 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Marcella

Then you can come save me and we won’t need to involve the fire department.


3 posted on 08/03/2013 4:13:29 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: Marcella

4 posted on 08/03/2013 4:13:42 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: MinorityRepublican

I guess it is a step up from gerbils.


5 posted on 08/03/2013 4:14:32 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: MinorityRepublican
. . . sex toys . . . hook-up sites . . . sexual domination

Those folks are clueless. I feel sorry for people who think that sex has to be complicated to be joyful and fulfilling.

6 posted on 08/03/2013 4:21:23 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (</sarcasm>)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Reminds me of the one about the masochist and the sadist who got married.

The masochist says "Oh, beat me, spank me!" and the sadist says "Heh-heh, Noooo...!"

7 posted on 08/03/2013 4:35:35 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: MinorityRepublican; Slings and Arrows
joe friday photo: friday friday.jpg I'm better off not knowing.
8 posted on 08/03/2013 4:35:54 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Could be worse. We picked up a guy one time with a cape on that jumped off the dresser towards the bed to impress his girlfriend.

The ceiling fan zotted him.


9 posted on 08/03/2013 4:38:57 PM PDT by Clay Moore ("In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: MinorityRepublican; Lazamataz

This thread just screams “Laz” ;)


10 posted on 08/03/2013 4:49:30 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: MinorityRepublican

Hmm... maybe Mrs. Sparticus could be interested in reading this shady grey tomb.


11 posted on 08/03/2013 5:05:10 PM PDT by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
I got a brand new pair of handcuffs
hope you have a brand new key.

12 posted on 08/03/2013 5:18:55 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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To: NonValueAdded
I read that book
I got to page sixty three
had to stop there cause I was playing with me
...♫
13 posted on 08/03/2013 5:24:59 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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To: MinorityRepublican

It’s also credited with boosting sales of sex toys, driving women to hook-up sites and fueling a craze over sexual domination.

So, it’s not surprising there would be a downside.

&&&
How disgusting this writer is. The downside includes the degenerate behavior she cites in the first sentence above.


14 posted on 08/03/2013 5:33:09 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: Sparticus

I would not recommend asking your wife to read this disgusting filth.

Perhaps your typo of “tomb” for “tome” was a Freudian slip brought about by your conscience.


15 posted on 08/03/2013 5:35:39 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Most all sexually deviant behavior is now main stream. Pedophilia will be the next civil rights push, since the homo community harbors most of them.


16 posted on 08/03/2013 5:56:05 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: Clay Moore

LOL!!

“Meatman” to the... *ZOT*


17 posted on 08/03/2013 6:05:10 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
♫: Chains of love have made me feel so blue... ♪
18 posted on 08/03/2013 6:26:44 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: MinorityRepublican

First rule of owning handcuffs: stash extra keys. Lots of extra keys. Make sure you have a long-handled key for when they’re behind your back. Second rule: Learn to pick the lock for when you don’t have a key.

I have a few pairs of handcuffs, but not for the reasons above. I carry them (or have them handy) whenever I carry a gun, which is pretty much all the time. Seems sensible to me that any situation where I draw a gun in self defense is a situation where instead of shooting somebody, I might well end up holding somebody at gunpoint. At that point, it’s important to get control of them immediately. It’s hard to call 911 with somebody at gunpoint, without dropping your guard. Then it will take what seems like hours for the cops to get there. A pair of cuffs can help solve this.

I’ve got a pair in my vehicle, and a couple pairs at home... And keys stashed all over. I also have some zip-tie cuffs. They’re almost as good and work well in a pinch.


19 posted on 08/03/2013 6:28:31 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Ramius

Seems awfully tricky handcuffing someone with one hand while they are trying to take the gun out of your other hand (one ping only, hehe).


20 posted on 08/03/2013 6:55:44 PM PDT by JohnnyP
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To: JohnnyP

Best to have somebody else do it, but it can be done alone. I’ve been through the classes. Can also make them cuff themselves -to- something like a post or a doorknob or something.


21 posted on 08/03/2013 7:20:54 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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