The number of sex injuries has doubled since Fifty Shades of Grey

Way to go, America!

The number of Americans injured while using sex toys has doubled since 2007, and it’s reportedly because of Fifty Shades of Grey. You might have heard of it. It’s this book by E L James and Jamie Dornan is starring in the movie adaptation?

Anyway, according to The Washington Post, there was a massive surge between 2011 and 2012 right when the book was published, and most of the injured people required "foreign body removals." We'll let you use your imagination when it comes to what was being removed.

Perhaps the most surprising stat is that 58 percent of the injuries were men, and most of them were middle-age. Almost all (83 percent) of the injuries required doctors to pull a sex toy out of an injured person’s orifice. Ouch.

Thankfully, most of the injuries weren’t too serious, but a quarter of them required hospitalisation. So, basically, although most sex toy victims just showed up to have something yanked out of their vagina and/or butt, a solid amount of people really hurt themselves.

Essentially E L James wrote a book that inspired middle-aged dudes to lose stuff in their butts. IMAGINE what’s going to happen in Australia when the movie hits cinemas tonight...

Popcorn, please.