Thinking about the term "mommy porn"...

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Registered: 09-23-2010
Thinking about the term "mommy porn"...
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Tue, 08-05-2014 - 2:28pm

I won't lie, I love Fifty Shades of Grey. No, it's not a lifestyle I participate in nor is it a topic I've read before. However, I still enjoyed the books. Yes, I'm a mom. I still would have read the books had they come out prior to being one. So why is it mommy porn? I've certainly read trashy sex books before. What makes this mommy porn?

One of the first adult books I read was Jackie Collins' Lady Boss. LOVED it. While it wasn't filled with sex, it still had some stuff a 12yo shouldn't be reading. LOL So why is it now that adult romance books are referred to as mommy porn when romance books have been around for ages and ages?  

Do you let what others think of what you read get to you? I don't define myself as a BDSM reader, that's just one trilogy I read. I don't pretend that it's the best written book nor do I ignore the grammatical errors (they are glaringly obvious to me while reading — I can't skim over it). But it serves it's purpose and I enjoy it.  Isn't that enough?

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Registered: 06-25-2008
Tue, 08-05-2014 - 2:35pm

My first adult novel was "Wifey" by Judy Blume. I was in 11th grade and it was one of those books that was passed around from girl to girl and no one was to ever let a parent see it.

I'm not sure where mommy porn was coined but it doesn't really bother me. I guess I read mommy porn all the time. And I am now a grandmother.

Brenda

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Registered: 08-11-2008

'Mommy porn' bugs me. So does 'chick lit.' It bugs me because it minimizes and ghetto-izes what some women read. When most of who reads are women and girls why make light of their choices?

Not me, though. I've haven't read that Shades of Gray book on purpose.  Not because I wouldn't enjoy the porn, but because it's reportedly so very badly written. I did read Outlander, when it came out many, many years ago. And I will watch it on tv tonight.

(After I read and loved Outlander, I tried to read other Romances, to see if I'd like them, too. Nope, no dice.)

Julia