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Tuesday Night Television Gets Kinky

Just when we think the Fifty Shades craze is settling down… Prime Time decides to do us a double-whammy of two Shades of Kink one-hour specials. TWO! And both are tonight, Tuesday January 22nd.

So if the book and it’s discussion are your fetish, program your TiVo and get ready for a deeper look behind the bestselling mega-hit fantasy book that’s got everyone talking kinky.

E! Entertainment’s “Real 50 Shades of Grey”

E! Entertainment is featuring one of our favorite authors, sex educators, and directors, Tristan Taormino in the “Real 50 Shades of Grey,” an E! Special, which premieres on E! Entertainment January 22nd at 9:00 pm. The special includes commentary from therapists, authors and other experts about the BDSM practice, and also profiles the real-life experiences of couples who follow this lifestyle. Check out her blog post and find her Tristan’s favorite toys here at Good Vibrations.

Lisa Ling’s America: Shades Of Kink

ALSO that night is the premiere of Our America with Lisa Ling: ”Shades of Kink.” In it, Lisa Ling goes beyond the best-selling fantasy novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, to explore the real world of BDSM: bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, and sado-masochism. What she finds is a kinky truth far more complicated than fiction. OWN on Tuesday at 10pm/9 central.

If TV tonight doesn’t satiate your hunger for all shades kinky, remember that Good Vibrations has a Kinky Shopping Guide for Beginners, numerous books and erotica (check out Carol Queen’s Shades of Grey-esque reading recommendations on the subject) and even a Shades of Valentine’s Day Gift Guide made with shades of grey fans in mind. Learn how to communicate and play safely with our how-to articles and contact our trained sex educators at customer service who can help you pick out that perfect gift.

If anyone will be live-tweeting the televised specials, the hashtag #50sog seems to be a popular one. Otherwise, let us know in the comments. Will you be watching?