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If you've read Fifty Shades of Grey or have lived anywhere but under a rock this past year, you're well aware of the erotic novel's racy sex scenes. But did you know that recently, a Brazilian judge has ordered bookstores to ensure that the trilogy remains out of the hands of minors?

According to a statement by the Rio de Janeiro State Judiciary Department, on Jan. 14, the order was handed down by Judge Raphael Queiroz Campos after he saw kids having a big ole time leafing through the series in one of the city's bookstores.

Eleven copies of the "Grey" series were among 64 books taken from the shelves of two bookstores because their content was deemed improper for those under the age of 18.

Shortly following the removal of the books, they were returned to shelves, but sealed and out of reach of minors.

E.L James' works were the most-sold books in Brazil last year, according to newsweekly Veja. "Fifty Shades Freed" was the top seller, followed by "Fifty Shades of Grey" and "Fifty Shades Darker."

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