Dane’s awkward ‘Shades’ moment goes viral

A clip of a man who seems quite embarrased to be caught at the premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey is quickly going viral. See it here.

Dane's awkward 'Shades' moment goes viral
The man, seen to the right, didn't know what to do when confronted by a TV news camera. Screenshot: YouTube/TV2Nord/EmilFrom
As The Local reported last week, the Fifty Shades of Grey movie has whips and blindfolds flying off Danish shelves as Danes openly embrace their adventurous sexual fantasies. 
But not everyone seems to be equally liberated. 
A Danish man was caught on camera looking awfully embarrassed to be seen at the Aalborg premiere of the Fifty Shades film, which has been panned as dull ‘housewife porn’ by critics and is largely drawing female audiences in Denmark. 
During a news segment from local broadcaster TV2/Nord, a middle-aged Aalborg woman is getting interviewed when a man walks out of the theatre and seems quite uncomfortable about being caught on camera attending the erotic film. He’s seen stopping dead in his tracks before lingering awkwardly and ultimately making a quick run for it just as the woman being interviewed talks about why men are staying away from the movie. 
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Since it was uploaded on Tuesday, the painfully awkward 22-second clip has been seen more than one and a half million times and racked up nearly 2,000 comments, mostly poking fun at the unfortunate man’s embarrassment.  
“That guy knows he just got his man card revoked… permanently,” wrote one YouTube commenter. 
“I don't know why he's so embarrassed. He knows we can't see the butt plug, right?,” wrote another. 
Other came to the Aalborg man’s defence. 
“Nothing wrong with this man watching Fifty Shades of Grey. Men are not supposed to be conventionalized by archaic gender roles. People are individuals, not herds of cattle,” wrote one viewer. 

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Danish health chief gives OK to lockdown love: ‘Sex is good. Sex is healthy’

Denmark's health chief has made it clear that Denmark's strict approach to social distancing does not extend to sex, either casual or in a steady relationship.

Danish health chief gives OK to lockdown love: 'Sex is good. Sex is healthy'
Søren Brostrøm puts some of Danes' worries to rest during Monday's press conference. Photo: Niels Christian Vilmann/Ritzau Scanpix
At a press conference on Monday, Søren Brostrøm, The Director General of the Danish Health Authority, said that even singles who have a relatively high number of different sexual partners should not feel inhibited by social distancing measures. 
“Sex is good. Sex is healthy. We are sexual beings, and of course you can have sex in this situation,” he said. “As with any other human contact, there is a risk of infection. But of course one must be able to have sex.” 
Coronavirus enters the respiratory tract by the inhalation of droplets, and is not spread via semen or vaginal fluid, but the physical closeness involved in sex clearly brings a risk of inhaling the virus. 
Kåre Mølbak, professional director at Denmark's SSI infectious diseases agency, said that the social distancing guidelines in Denmark should nonetheless not discourage either dating or full-blown sexual encounters. 
“I don't think there is a ban on meeting. That is only in relation to larger assemblies. So in that way, I think there is still the opportunity to have that kind of contact, and especially with a permanent partner,” he said.