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Twenty things men are asking about Fifty Shades of Grey

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By this point you will almost certainly be aware of EL James’ mega-selling Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, concerning the romance between recent graduate Anastasia Steele, multi-millionaire Christian Grey and several sex toys.

The men we know are somewhat confused. They see women reading it on trains, hear them talking about it in office kitchens and see female columnists discussing it in print. They haven’t read it. This is what they’re asking us.

  • Twenty things men are asking us about Fifty Shades of Grey

    “What does the title mean?”

  • Twenty things men are asking us about Fifty Shades of Grey

    “So, the grey doesn’t refer to his hair?”

  • Twenty things men are asking us about Fifty Shades of Grey

    “He’s GINGER? Really? Copper hair is ginger with a fancy name, surely?”

  • Twenty things men are asking us about Fifty Shades of Grey

    “Is it just a romance or is there a thriller strand too?”

  • Twenty things men are asking us about Fifty Shades of Grey

    “Would I get anything out of it?”

  • Twenty things men are asking us about Fifty Shades of Grey

    “How long does he last for, you know, when he’s with her?”

  • Twenty things men are asking us about Fifty Shades of Grey

    “Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. If they get married, does she use Steele-Grey or Grey-Steele?”

  • Twenty things men are asking us about Fifty Shades of Grey

    “If you took away the sex scenes, how much is left? What’s the sex-to-story ratio?”

  • Twenty things men are asking us about Fifty Shades of Grey

    “Does it feel weird, reading it in public?”

  • 20 things men are asking us about Fifty Shades of Grey

    “Seriously though, how long does he last? Can he go for pages? Just paragraphs?”

  • Twenty things men are asking us about Fifty Shades of Grey

    “Has he got a massive schlong?”

  • Twenty things men are asking us about Fifty Shades of Grey

    “A Popsicle. She compares it to a Popsicle? Yea Gods.”

  • Twenty things men are asking us about Fifty Shades of Grey

    “What first attracted Ana to multi-millionaire Christian Grey?”

  • Twenty things men are asking us about Fifty Shades of Grey

    “How bondage-y is it? Should we all be buying gimp masks?”

  • Twenty things men are asking us about Fifty Shades of Grey

    “Are there any vampires?”

  • Twenty things men are asking us about Fifty Shades of Grey

    “No, go on, how long can he last having sex? Just give me a rough word count.”

  • Twenty things men are asking us about Fifty Shades of Grey

    “Why is there a tie on the cover?”

  • Twenty things men are asking us about Fifty Shades of Grey

    “I have no desire to read this. Why do I have no desire to read this when so many people do?”

  • Twenty things men are asking us about Fifty Shades of Grey

    “HOW LONG?”

  • Twenty things men are asking us about Fifty Shades of Grey

    “Is it any good? As a book?”