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Barbara Walters talks '50 Shades' and sex on 'The View'

Can you handle Barbara Walters talking about sex (and rough sex, at that)? The 82-year-old host led a discussion about knocking boots this morning on The View. Tied to the best-selling novel 50 Shades of Grey and HBO’s risque portrayal of 20-somethings in the new series Girls, Walters got frank about sex and S&M.

This isn’t the first time 50 Shades of Gray has made an appearance on the show. The ladies mentioned it earlier this year when the book first began steaming up e-readers around the nation, but this time the conversation got a little more personal.

Clad in a leather jacket, Walters asks her costars, “Do you like it when he’s rough?”

See how they responded in the clip below. Warning: Whoopi said part of this conversation “made her eyes bleed.” My ears and eyes are also still recovering.

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Sound off: Too much, too early in the morning? Did it make your eyes and ears bleed too?

Read more:
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Originally posted April 16 2012 — 4:27 PM EDT

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