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Porno Young Adult fiction

Postby Theoden » Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:14 pm

So I'm here transiting through Dulles International Airport (yay for free wifi), and in one of the bookstores, i went to the young adult section, a section i've went to often in my teen years and which currently holds books like The Hunger Games or Divergent, and such and so. I believe Twilight falls into the same category, though I wouldn't be looking for that. In any case, this is the section that mostly holds books for teens, and i've gone to such sections when I was 14, 15 , 16 and such.

Much older now, I head into the same category just browsing from aisle to aisle, and something caught my eye. In the Young Adult section, was this.

http://www.amazon.com/Misbehaving-Sea-B ... B00DA7MHUQ

Huh. Interesting. What a... rather sexy cover for teenagers. Hmm. So I did a little investigating. I cracked open the book and behold... phrases such as

'I moved up my hips so his erection slipped in'
'he ran his large length against my swollen clit'
'he pushed in deeper'
'you fit like a glove'
'fuck it felt so good'

(all verbatim)

Okaaaaay. This is for teenagers? This must be shelved in the wrong section. I turn the book around. on the back the publisher puts the website for more content 'teen.simonandschuster.com'

Nope. Right section. This is for teens? Seriously? I really can't imagine my 14, 15 , 16 year old self coming across this. I remember back in high school all the young adult novels talked about mature themes... sex, rape, violence, etc. but at most, all i ever came to read was a very vaguely worded description of someone having sex doggy style (not those words), and 'finishing' and then holding hands going off into the woods. That was the MOST.

Now we have such ridiculous explicit books in the young adult section that identifies as teen? and 50 shades of grey has the word 'erotic fiction' written on the back? what?

i know the age of consent in half the states in the US is 16. still, we don't allow 16 year olds to go to strip clubs, sign up to porn sites, play in Gor rp sims... etc. what is going on here O.o

i went to the clerk and showed them the book and even she agreed the books shouldn't belong there and she would leave a note for the manager. but she says these books are just shelved according to category , and that book has the young adult rating on it apparently

seriously if that book was a movie i'd be rated R, due to its explicitness, or more. rated R is 17 and up.

am i just getting more prudish? no doubt my younger teen self would have reveled in the discovery of easily purchasable book-porn. is this what getting old is like? *shakes cane * "get off my lawn and stop looking at porn books!"

if this continues i figure its a matter of time before people just shove all the Gor books in the teen section ('he takes her swiftly' pales in comparison to all this) and open up a Gor sim on the SL teen grid, if that still exists.

and if anyone asks, why yes, i did get an erection while doing my 'investigating' of the inappropriate book. thank goodness no one was in the same aisle as me.
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Re: Porno Young Adult fiction

Postby Cassie » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:01 pm

Sex sells and seems that the need for coin pushes to sell to a wider public.

I feel the same at times, like I too was exposed to more sexual contenet than my parents were and perhaps I am unfit for these new times? I was just watching a new video from a woman called Nicki Minaj who I didn't know before a co-worker showed me her latest clip, an explicit series of highly sexual imagery with a back song that wasn't even a song. Was just her rapping a few lines using "Baby Got Back". Most of us were not upset watching but rather chuckling at how pathetic the whole video was.

I don't like censoring but I do feel that the way sex is being treated is making an intimate and fun moment between people turn into a big joke.
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Re: Porno Young Adult fiction

Postby Glaucon » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:10 am

Come on! What was the time when you consumed this stuff most avidly? When you were a teenager, right? Porn mags (if anyone still buys those), porn books etc. are (or were) surely mostly consumed by those under 21, even if they say they are 'adult'.

Societies (most, anyway) always do their best to restrict the young when it comes to sex. Biology grants the young the most impressive drive, but us oldies do our best to use our power and authority to make sure the young don't get up to anything through religion, laws, morality, strict parenting and so forth, because it upsets our economical/social/moral equilibrium and plans for them if they do whatever they want to (especially if it leads to babies).
So, what if they read some erotic literature? It is probably a much safer outlet than tumbling in a haystack or going clubbing.

I mean, I have heard of those that played SL when they were not yet of age. And I don't think they were scarred for life.

Besides... the label is young 'ADULTS', right? So, supposedly, still adults.

What might worry me a bit is that this genre is becoming more and more popular among older adults. Are we getting more immature? Or is the problem with literature for 'normal' adults?
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Re: Porno Young Adult fiction

Postby Theoden » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:48 am

Glaucon wrote:Besides... the label is young 'ADULTS', right? So, supposedly, still adults.



Young Adult is not Adult though. They're not children either. They're teenagers. It's a special category all to its own.

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a national association of librarians, library workers and advocates whose mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens, aged 12-18.


http://www.ala.org/yalsa/aboutyalsa
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Re: Porno Young Adult fiction

Postby Elle Couerblanc » Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:44 pm

Young adult is marketed to the age range 16-25. But yeah that one seems to be pushing it!
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Re: Porno Young Adult fiction

Postby Harlequin » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:13 pm

Allow me to make it clear how fucked up this is. My job, my day job, is a book merchandiser. I work for the company that WalMart buys books from, and I come in and put them up, make 'em look good, etc.

In our store the Young Adult section is the same as the Young Readers section. The age range for Young Adult is 15-18. It's in a section that is everything BUT children's.

Therefore, this book will end up in the same section as, say, "Adventure Time" comics, or Percy Jackson.

We try our best to not put the straight out porn stuff near the kids stuff but it DOES share a common area, and that -sucks-.
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Re: Porno Young Adult fiction

Postby Glaucon » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:29 pm

Hmmm, that is younger than I thought.

One thing I personally have against these 'young adult' books is this: The genre seems popular. So, as a result, some writers that I appreciate are now putting out 'young adult' books for commercial reasons. And those seem to be more superficial, simplistic and (for me) less fun to read than their usual work.

Which means they are not writing for me! How dare they?
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Re: Porno Young Adult fiction

Postby Cassie » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:37 pm

Another part that bothers me about this developing genre it seems to be excused by the same phrase over and over again, "At least they are reading!". Fuck that.
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Re: Porno Young Adult fiction

Postby Leah » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:59 pm

Glaucon wrote:Come on! What was the time when you consumed this stuff most avidly? When you were a teenager, right? Porn mags (if anyone still buys those), porn books etc. are (or were) surely mostly consumed by those under 21, even if they say they are 'adult'.


Actually, I never saw any form of pornography until after I was 21. :-P When I was a teenager, I read things like Anne McCaffery.
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Re: Porno Young Adult fiction

Postby Leah » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:00 pm

Cassie wrote:Another part that bothers me about this developing genre it seems to be excused by the same phrase over and over again, "At least they are reading!". Fuck that.


I've also noticed that thanks to things like Twilight, "Young Adults" books are just...a lot of them are just terrible. Ridiculously bad. But they still get published because kids are gullible?
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