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#1 Jun 20 2012 at 12:33 PM Rating: Good
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Has anyone here read this? My mother, god help me, texted me yesterday that she was reading it. She said it is "sooo **** and erotic." I asked her, "but is the plot any good? Or is it just sex?" Her reply was that the plot WAS sex. So is this just poplular erotica or what? I will admit that I picked it up at the grocery store last night because, come on, who doesn't need a little erotica every now and then, eh?

I have long held the belief that erotica books are like **** for women. I am amazed at the people on my FaceBook friends list who have admitted to reading and enjoying this because I come from such a bible thumping town. I'm sure some of these same women would be incredibly **** if their husbands expressed any interest in watching porn, and that seems incredibly hypocritical to me. What's the difference between getting all turned on from reading about **** in a book or watching people get it on in a movie?

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Someone linked an article on Facebook the other day that basically said its Twilight with BDSM. Have fun with all that.
#3 Jun 20 2012 at 12:37 PM Rating: Good
I haven't read it, but being in the BDSM community I have heard a lot about it. Complaints I've heard is that it just perpetuates stereotypes about us, that the only reason we enjoy those activities is because we were abused as children. While there certainly is a correlation between people who were abused as children later growing up to enjoy BDSM activities, it's not something that's true across the board. Especially if you don't consider spankings or the occasional slap in the face child abuse. Which I don't.

As per your question, that's a very good point. I wonder what the psychology behind that is?
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Someone linked an article on Facebook the other day that basically said its Twilight with BDSM. Have fun with all that.


It started as Twilight fan fic. I can see the similarities, in what I skimmed through. I will be honest, I did not purchase this with the expectation that I would be awed by the plot twists, character development and writing skill.
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As per your question, that's a very good point. I wonder what the psychology behind that is?


I can only assume that it's because these women don't like the idea of their man seeing another naked chick. Which is just silly to me in this context.
#6 Jun 20 2012 at 12:45 PM Rating: Good
Yup. They're imagining naked people having **** times. There's not much of a difference there. One could even argue that using your imagination is more sinful, since it requires more effort than simply watching something.
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I have long held the belief that erotica books are like **** for women. I am amazed at the people on my FaceBook friends list who have admitted to reading and enjoying this because I come from such a bible thumping town. I'm sure some of these same women would be incredibly **** if their husbands expressed any interest in watching porn, and that seems incredibly hypocritical to me. What's the difference between getting all turned on from reading about **** in a book or watching people get it on in a movie?


What I don't get about it (and what sort of weirds me out), is that people don't read these books at home, or in private. On a crowded subway or PATH car, I have a bad habit of checking out what people are reading around me. If I can't see the cover, but can see the part they're reading, sometimes I'll skim a few lines.

On 2-3 occasions now, the book in question has been 50 shades of gray (or one of the sequels, I suppose), and the portion that I happen to skim is hardcore erotica. It's a rather uncomfortable surprise.

Some 40-60 year old woman will just be sitting there, reading the book on their commute. I don't get the motivation, myself. Why read something that is, ostensibly, porn, when there's...err....nothing that can come of it, so to speak? And how can someone do it in public, esp. in a subway car where you're crammed in like sardines?

I feel like I'm jammed up against someone who's in the process of mental **** As if subway rides weren't uncomfortable enough! Smiley: um

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It started as Twilight fan fic.
I'd say that was reason enough to dismiss it immediately.
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Wait, they charged for this or did I miss a step?
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I do the same thing, Eske, if I see someone reading. I want to know what they're reading. If the book itself was more than just sex, I wouldn't mind reading it in public. I read Coldheart Canyon by Clive Barker at lunch in public places and a few times I glanced around to see if anyone knew what I was reading, but there is no secret what this book is about. I can understand discomfort Ina subway or something, but the book itself doesn't have pictures or anything. You can only blame yourself for being nosy in that case. Smiley: lol

Yes, lolgaxe, you have to buy the book. And there are already two more after this one.

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#10 Jun 20 2012 at 1:23 PM Rating: Excellent
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Read it, didn't see what the big deal was, kind of a stupid female heroine. REALLY stupid dialogue. Will probably be a huge hit.
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#11 Jun 20 2012 at 1:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I can understand discomfort Ina subway or something, but the book itself doesn't have pictures or anything. You can only blame yourself for being nosy in that case. Smiley: lol


Preface: I'm really just stirring the pot here.

Is it so different? The text in the books seems to be fairly large. In at least one of the cases, the person was right in front of me, and all it took was a casual glance to catch a hardcore pornographic sentence. Kids are pretty curious; it'd be a trivial matter for one to read a few lines from the book of someone sitting around them.

I realize that it's definitely harder to notice this stuff with text rather than images/video, but is that the proper place to draw the line?

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Must have been about a month ago I went to buy it, but for whatever reason Barnes and Noble pulled it from their shelves - including the nook book.

I just checked and they have it now. I might just have to get it.
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#13 Jun 20 2012 at 1:33 PM Rating: Excellent
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What I don't get about it (and what sort of weirds me out), is that people don't read these books at home, or in private. On a crowded subway or PATH car, I have a bad habit of checking out what people are reading around me. If I can't see the cover, but can see the part they're reading, sometimes I'll skim a few lines.

On 2-3 occasions now, the book in question has been 50 shades of gray (or one of the sequels, I suppose), and the portion that I happen to skim is hardcore erotica. It's a rather uncomfortable surprise.

Some 40-60 year old woman will just be sitting there, reading the book on their commute. I don't get the motivation, myself. Why read something that is, ostensibly, porn, when there's...err....nothing that can come of it, so to speak? And how can someone do it in public, esp. in a subway car where you're crammed in like sardines?

I feel like I'm jammed up against someone who's in the process of mental **** As if subway rides weren't uncomfortable enough! Smiley: um

Simple solution: stop. A little more difficult- get over the stupid idea that older women don't have **** and ****
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I think it's impolite to read over someone's shoulder, and I think people are less likely to do it. I also don't think kids are usually curious to read whats in a book that a stranger is reading unless it has pictures. Maybe that's just me, though.

Does anyone else consider it rude to try to read snippets of a book that the stranger next to them is reading? I don't even remember when I picked that up...
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Does anyone else consider it rude to try to read snippets of a book that the stranger next to them is reading? I don't even remember when I picked that up...
I've done it here and there, but only when I can't see the cover. I'm not actually trying to read over their shoulder, just ascertain what book they're reading.
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I have long held the belief that erotica books are like **** for women. I am amazed at the people on my FaceBook friends list who have admitted to reading and enjoying this because I come from such a bible thumping town.
I've downloaded (and read) three Naughty Nooners on my e-reader. They're free or $0.99 and only take about 10-15 minutes to read.

A gentleman co-worker came in to work one day excited to show me his new Nook he'd just gotten. We Nook friended each other to be able to share books. Right there in my office he starts scrolling through all the my share-able content. He came to those little erotica books and he laughed and laughed while I blushed and blushed.
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Never read them, never will; Twilight was bad enough, and Twilight fanfiction? Eh, if I want Mormon-vampire BDSM, I'm sure I can rule 34 it. What makes me raise an eyebrow is how I keep hearing how there's a 50 Shades of Grey baby boom waiting to happen. For those who read romance novels (is that the proper term? Is it harlequin novels? Erotica?); is it a solitary activity, or do you get a desire to jump your partner right after? It doesn't make much logical sense, but it's weird to think that while I'm with a girl, she's imagining a sparkly 118-year old vampire tying her up. Hence why I try not to date Twilight fan girls, nor would I be much interested in a 50-shades enthusiast.
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Does anyone else consider it rude to try to read snippets of a book that the stranger next to them is reading? I don't even remember when I picked that up...
I've done it here and there, but only when I can't see the cover. I'm not actually trying to read over their shoulder, just ascertain what book they're reading.


Oh, I do it all the time. I still think its rude. Smiley: lol

I also have only myself to blame if they happen to be reading a particularly filthy part of the book and I get embarrassed. Smiley: wink
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Some 40-60 year old woman will just be sitting there, reading the book on their commute. I don't get the motivation, myself. Why read something that is, ostensibly, porn, when there's...err....nothing that can come of it, so to speak? And how can someone do it in public, esp. in a subway car where you're crammed in like sardines?

I feel like I'm jammed up against someone who's in the process of mental **** As if subway rides weren't uncomfortable enough!

Simple solution: stop. A little more difficult- get over the stupid idea that older women don't have **** and ****


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Never read them, never will; Twilight was bad enough, and Twilight fanfiction? Eh, if I want Mormon-vampire BDSM, I'm sure I can rule 34 it. What makes me raise an eyebrow is how I keep hearing how there's a 50 Shades of Grey baby boom waiting to happen. For those who read romance novels (is that the proper term? Is it harlequin novels? Erotica?); is it a solitary activity, or do you get a desire to jump your partner right after? It doesn't make much logical sense, but it's weird to think that while I'm with a girl, she's imagining a sparkly 118-year old vampire tying her up. Hence why I try not to date Twilight fan girls, nor would I be much interested in a 50-shades enthusiast.



It isn't fan fiction. There are no sparkly vampires (that I am aware of. Maybe Flea can clarify that) hat was just how the author came (no pun intended) to start writing the books. The books themselves don't actually have anything to do with the Twilight books, I don't think.
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From what I've read and heard about it, it's Twilight fanfiction with the names changed, the poor writing you'd expect from such thing, bad stereotypes about BDSM and a romanticized abusive relationship.

I'd say have fun but I can't imagine doing anything other than cringing while reading that.

EDIT: Belkira, the book started as Twilight fanfiction, the author was writing it and when it got all popular on some fanfic site she changed the names of the characters, finished it and made a book out of it so yeah, it is really Twilight fanfiction.

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ITT: Flea defends **** in subways. Bring out the long trench coats!
I am actually against **** in subways, on account of all the HIV. Those poor women's **** will probably fall off at some point. Smiley: frown
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Simple solution: stop. A little more difficult- get over the stupid idea that older women don't have **** and ****


Perhaps I didn't make this clear, but you're drastically overestimating my level of discomfort with this. I only mention it for the interest of conversation, not because I'm really upset about anything.

Regarding the second portion, specifically: I only mentioned the ages of folks on the odd chance that this was something specific to that demographic, not because I have any specific problem with them being sexual, just so's ya know. So settle your **** down.

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Does anyone else consider it rude to try to read snippets of a book that the stranger next to them is reading? I don't even remember when I picked that up...


I do think it's a tiny bit rude, insofar as it'll make someone uncomfortable that you're fixated on them or something that they're doing. About as rude as staring, I guess? Much more so if they're reading something personal, like business stuff, emails, or the like, though. I find I can't quite help myself, personally...curiosity can be a hard thing to get a hold of sometimes. For my part, I'll usually catch myself doing it and pull myself away after a few seconds of it.

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A gentleman co-worker came in to work one day excited to show me his new Nook he'd just gotten. We Nook friended each other to be able to share books. Right there in my office he starts scrolling through all the my share-able content. He came to those little erotica books and he laughed and laughed while I blushed and blushed.


This exact same situation occurred with me and our secretary. She knew I had been looking at the Kindle Fire, so she gave me hers to check out. One long scroll to the right, and I went past about 20 romance novels. She scolded me to scroll back away from her "naughty books". Smiley: lol

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From what I've read and heard about it, it's Twilight fanfiction with the names changed, the poor writing you'd expect from such thing, bad stereotypes about BDSM and a romanticized abusive relationship.

I'd say have fun but I can't imagine doing anything other than cringing while reading that.

EDIT: Belkira, the book started as Twilight fanfiction, the author was writing it and when it got all popular on some fanfic site she changed the names of the characters, finished it and made a book out of it so yeah, it is really Twilight fanfiction.

Edited, Jun 20th 2012 9:50pm by Aethien


Hm. Well, as I said, I had only skimmed the first hundre or so pages. I didn't think there were actually sparkly vampires. I guess I was wrong.
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Never read them, never will; Twilight was bad enough, and Twilight fanfiction? Eh, if I want Mormon-vampire BDSM, I'm sure I can rule 34 it. What makes me raise an eyebrow is how I keep hearing how there's a 50 Shades of Grey baby boom waiting to happen. For those who read romance novels (is that the proper term? Is it harlequin novels? Erotica?); is it a solitary activity, or do you get a desire to jump your partner right after? It doesn't make much logical sense, but it's weird to think that while I'm with a girl, she's imagining a sparkly 118-year old vampire tying her up. Hence why I try not to date Twilight fan girls, nor would I be much interested in a 50-shades enthusiast.


It depends. If I am reading a **** book (though I prefer ones that are actually a good read like the Kushiel series), I might get riled up and then want to jump someone, I might not. Depends on my mood going into it, and how well the writing is done. I know that my "other" boyfriend gets excited when he catches his primary reading a romance novel, because he knows that's how she gets her crank turning and happy fun times are sure to follow.
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Perhaps I didn't make this clear, but you're drastically overestimating my level of discomfort with this.
Sure. You've obviously spent no time at all dwelling on it. Rock on.
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Hm. Well, as I said, I had only skimmed the first hundre or so pages. I didn't think there were actually sparkly vampires. I guess I was wrong.
I'm pretty sure the sparkly vampire stuff got taken out to prevent lawsuits and all that, still the story is otherwise unchanged from when it was still Edward and Bella or whatever the **** those Twilight characters are named.


I'm just saying, don't expect good writing and don't think that this is anything like an actual BDSM relationship or in fact anything other than exactly what people in the BDSM community tell you to avoid because of how it's based on abuse and a one way power instead of mutual desire and trust.
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Hm. Well, as I said, I had only skimmed the first hundre or so pages. I didn't think there were actually sparkly vampires. I guess I was wrong.
I'm pretty sure the sparkly vampire stuff got taken out to prevent lawsuits and all that, still the story is otherwise unchanged from when it was still Edward and Bella or whatever the @#%^ those Twilight characters are named.


I'm just saying, don't expect good writing and don't think that this is anything like an actual BDSM relationship or in fact anything other than exactly what people in the BDSM community tell you to avoid because of how it's based on abuse and a one way power instead of mutual desire and trust.


Just from skimming, I can tell you the characters have been changed from the Twilight characters in that their situations, at the very least, are different. And I've already said I'm not expecting stellar prose here. Also, I am not interested in BDSM so that doesn't concern me.

My whole point, I suppose, is that I take some issue with Locke's comment that he's not comfortable with some chick thinking about "sparkly vampires" while having **** with him because she's read this book. That isnt what she would be thinking about because it's not in this book. So, basically, you haven't said anything different from my perseption of the book and it's origins. Smiley: tongue


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Perhaps I didn't make this clear, but you're drastically overestimating my level of discomfort with this.
Sure. You've obviously spent no time at all dwelling on it. Rock on.


Well, I suppose it is a bit easier for me to articulate a sudden thought than it is for you. No wonder you might have the (mistaken) impression that my first post was the result of weeks of agonized brainstorming, note taking, and dozens of drafts.


Actually, you were right. It's from my upcoming treatise on romance novels and public transportation. It's called Sexual Subways and Romantic Railways: On Erotic Literature and the PATH.

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Hm. Well, as I said, I had only skimmed the first hundre or so pages. I didn't think there were actually sparkly vampires. I guess I was wrong.
I'm pretty sure the sparkly vampire stuff got taken out to prevent lawsuits and all that, still the story is otherwise unchanged from when it was still Edward and Bella or whatever the @#%^ those Twilight characters are named.


I'm just saying, don't expect good writing and don't think that this is anything like an actual BDSM relationship or in fact anything other than exactly what people in the BDSM community tell you to avoid because of how it's based on abuse and a one way power instead of mutual desire and trust.


Just from skimming, I can tell you the characters have been changed from the Twilight characters in that their situations, at the very least, are different. And I've already said I'm not expecting stellar prose here. Also, I am not interested in BDSM so that doesn't concern me.

My whole point, I suppose, is that I take some issue with Locke's comment that he's not comfortable with some chick thinking about "sparkly vampires" while having **** with him because she's read this book. That isnt what she would be thinking about because it's not in this book. So, basically, you haven't said anything different from my perseption of the book and it's origins. Smiley: tongue


Edited, Jun 20th 2012 3:21pm by Belkira
I have read neither 50 shades of grey nor Twilight so I can't really comment on that, I'm just saying what I've gathered from the various interviews, snippets of text and discussions on the book I've read.

It's gotten a lot of critique but it apparently taps into the fantasy of being overpowered by a strong man which works for a lot of women I guess.


Either way, not my kind of thing.
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I've vaguely wondered what this whole "Fifty Shades" dad was all about. Not much, as it turns out.
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Perhaps I didn't make this clear, but you're drastically overestimating my level of discomfort with this.
Sure. You've obviously spent no time at all dwelling on it. Rock on.


Well, I suppose it is a bit easier for me to articulate a sudden thought than it is for you. No wonder you might have the (mistaken) impression that my first post was the result of weeks of agonized brainstorming, note taking, and dozens of drafts.

Actually, you were right. It's from my upcoming treatise on romance novels and public transportation. It's called Sexual Subways and Romantic Railways: On Erotic Literature and the PATH.



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Two of the women I work with are reading it. So far they have both come to the conclusion that it's fairly terrible, but are forcing themselves through it. Of course, these are also the same two women who, when I mentioned that Ray Bradbury had died, had no idea who he was. So, grain of salt and all that.
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Two of the women I work with are reading it. So far they have both come to the conclusion that it's fairly terrible, but are forcing themselves through it. Of course, these are also the same two women who, when I mentioned that Ray Bradbury had died, had no idea who he was. So, grain of salt and all that.

I read it because some of my girlfriends said it was the next big thing and I like to stay young at heart, but oy. The writing was atrocious, the characters laughable and the sex... Well, at my age if you haven't at least attempted 85% of what's in there by now, then you didn't do it right.
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I have no desire (ha!) to read it. I'm sure the pictures I paint in my head are much better than what she's painting in her little Twilight book. Also, I've never read any erotica that wasn't just totally overdone to the point of embarrassment.
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#39 Jun 20 2012 at 4:34 PM Rating: Good
Yeah, I read them when I was younger and single, but they just don't do much for me anymore. I much prefer novels that are well written and have good plots, that has some fun **** times inserted here and there. *snickers*
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I've read excerpts from it, which led me to believe the SM part was the actual reading involved. "Atrocious" is being kind.

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I've not read the book, but for the record, Vancouver, WA is nothing like how it is portrayed in the book simply because nothing like that happens in Vancouver, WA. That's what Portland is for...

Also, it's really amusing to run into a co worker (male) intently reading that book at the book store and to then watch them unprompted try to pass it off as a mystery novel, hopeing that I didn't know the title.
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#42 Jun 20 2012 at 7:07 PM Rating: Excellent
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Well, I'm sure it IS a mystery, to him.

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Also, it's really amusing to run into a co worker (male) intently reading that book at the book store and to then watch them unprompted try to pass it off as a mystery novel, hopeing that I didn't know the title.


The check out lady asked me what the book was about. I replied, "sex." She said "oh, isn't it a mystery?" I said, "No, it's just about sex. That's it."

I suppose that'll teach her to ask about people's purchases. Smiley: lol


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I never read Twilight so I never felt any need to read Twilight fanfiction.

I do like a good romance novel (and I've always referred to them as "girl porn" when discussing them with the opposite sex), but erotic fiction is just a bit too much for me. I enjoy the sexual tension, the chase, the pursuit, followed up by a consummation, and usually lots more tension. When the whole plot is built around sex, it's just not as much fun.

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And here I'm the one who seems to be touching all the nerves.

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The check out lady asked me what the book was about. I replied, "sex." She said "oh, isn't it a mystery?" I said, "No, it's just about sex. That's it."

I suppose that'll teach her to ask about people's purchases. Smiley: lol
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