Mummy porn: part 2

Flower from my garden

I was in a bookshop the other day when a youngish mother went to the counter with a book. The young male assistant said "that is the second book in the series". The mum (with her little boy) said, "I will take all the books in the series, an old lady recommended it - told me they will spice up my life". The young man went and got the remaining books with quite a smirk on his face. He knew what these books were all about. I am referring to the best seller trilogy "50 Shades of Grey" by the British author, L E James.  

It is not a book I have read and have no plans to read it (the plot sounds troubled [I don't read books about bondage] even if you remove the erotica), however millions have been sold worldwide and women are raving about it, the problem, it is porn (erotica) aimed directly at women of all ages. And women are going mad over it.  Where once hidden, women are now openly reading this sort of genre and it is considered completely accepted.  No longer are women ashamed of reading erotica, they are now reading it in public and sharing and recommending it amongst their friends.  It has become mainstream literature. 

And yes, there is already rumours of a film, I wonder what rating it would need to have. 

Now that this book has hit the bestseller list, I am sure we will see a whole swath of books in this genre, if it sells and makes loads of money it is considered a good thing. And the more it sells the more acceptable it becomes until it is the same as any other book in the shop and no-one questions it at all.   This is what has happened with R rated magazines. Once hidden away in paper bags at the back of the news agency, they are now up the front along side the computer magazines, the garden magazines -- very easy to locate (and see) for all and sundry. Porn for men and women have become common place and socially acceptable.

Lady Chatterley's Lover by D H Lawrence was first published in 1928, it caused an outrage due to the story line, the explicit descriptions of sex and the use of some "unprinted words". It wasn't published openly in the UK until 1960, however Australian continued the ban until 1965 when it was finally released.  The book was consider to be obscene and not something nice people read and certainly not in public. What a long way we have come since Lady Chatterley's Lover, hidden in libraries so not to offend people - whereas 50 Shades is up front in bookstores for all too see.  Interestingly, a number of US libraries have refused to purchase 50 Shades as it violates their no-erotica policy.

If you have never heard of this series don't bother looking it up, it isn't worth it. 


Abstain from ALL appearance of evil.
1 Thessalonians 5:22


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Comments

  1. Ugh! How awful! I noticed when I was in America 5 years ago, their adult magazines were wrapped in packaging so none of the erotic images on the fronts were visible. I don't know if they still do that - but it made me realise how much worse Australia is in that respect. Australia has "no inhibitions", that is for sure! And neither do women anymore, it seems. :( I certainly won't be going near that book, Jo!

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    1. Maybe someone reading this from the USA can give us an update of how their adult magazines are displayed. It would be interesting to know.

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  2. I haven't read this. I don't like sex in my reading matter at all; it smacks of voyerusim ~ but really, how is it really any different to the Mills & Boones women of all ages, shapes & sizes have always consumed? No, not me, romance stuff makes me gag; I'm odd that way. Any of it, including films [as I think you mentioned a little while ago] is dishonouring to our own husbands & crosses a line I don't care to cross. It caters strictly to the flesh that we are suppossed to crucify. I didn't care for Lady Chatterly either & never finished it. For the life of me I do not understand the appeal of this stuff. I mean even Romeo & Juliet sends me into hysteria because I just find it hilarious& it's all downhill after that!

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    1. Ganeida - I have read my share of Mills and Boon (as a young adult late at night when my mother wasn't around or asleep!) and the more risqué versions of M&B, but 50 Shades is even more R rated (according to all that I have researched) and that is what makes it erotica. I also don't care for this stuff anymore - most are poorly written and have no story plot. And the main character always has a silly name like Emerald!!

      But, in saying this - this genre sells and sells big. So many women are consuming it in large quantities.

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  3. I do believe I saw a post title on this the other day but other than that have not heard of it. It's amazing how our culture slowly slides down- many have become so desensitized. Thank you for posting this.

    Nicole, Working Kansas Homemaker (.com)

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    1. I few ladies have written about this series and I wasn't planning to until I realised how popular they are and how they were displayed in my local bookstore. I felt embarrassed for the young male shop assistant who has to sell these books.

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  4. I am in the States and as far as I know adult magazines are still covered, but I don't go around looking for them either ;o)

    50 Shades seems to have fallen into my world so to speak a few weeks ago. My husband came home from work and was telling me about how all the women at his job were raving about some book and at first he had no idea what it was about until he was told. Strangely enough when he told me about it I had *just* read your first posting on - Mummy Porn - and had shared with him what you had written about. The women at his job have told him he needs to read it and he said that no he is just fine. :o) The client that had introduced all the workers to this book came back into their office the other day and told him that he needed to read it which he replied, I have 4 children with my 5th on the way I am just fine thank you. :o) The dear lady wasn't sure how to take that ;o) One of my clients encouraged me to read it as well and I simply said that I was doing just fine not reading it. :o)

    I find it interesting how nonchalant most people are with talking about and or sharing about different things of this nature. I don't always feel it my job while I'm at work to delve into my reasons for not watching, reading or partaking in certain things and thankfully being able to just say, No, I'm doing fine without it seems to work just fine.

    Thank you for your posts! :o) I have really appreciated everything I have read so far oh and I wish I could hug you bc I am also a working - keeper of my home! <3 Bless you and your ministry through your blog my dear!

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    1. I was completely amazed than any woman would suggest to a man to read these books. I work with men and I am very careful about recommending books to others incase it might offend them, but never would I consider a soft porn book written for women. Fortunately none of my female work colleagues read these books so I haven't needed to respond.

      Thankyou so much for your very kind comments - I do hope I can help any woman, like myself, who works and a keeper of our homes and want to great care of our husbands plus loves the Lord - we all need lots of encouragement and support in this busy world.

      Blessings to you and yours.

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  5. Here in the Netherlands are the books laced with eroticism. Eroticism is required for your book higher up the rankings. A challenge for authors to write an book without sex as an ingredient. Yesterday, a pastor said that we should pay attention to to who we let into the garden of our lives. Such a bad book can destroy the flower of our faith, our hope and our love.

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    1. I think it is almost impossible to make a film or write a book that doesn't contain any sex - it seems to be the necessary ingredient as you say. Very sad.

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  6. It's very sad and interesting that a book that is so erotic would so quickly become a best-seller among women. Women have obviously changed in the last few decades...I don't remember this type of thing before in my lifetime. We are so foolish when we think that what we read doesn't affect how we think. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Gail (1-Minute Bible Love Notes).

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    1. Are women leading such boring lives (married lives in particular) that they need these sorts of books to "spice" up their lives (or so they think. Or don't they have time to commit to a healthy relationship with their husband, so they read the book instead. It is a trend that does concern me, as these books are trashy, poorly written and add nothing to a persons life/knowledge, growth - instead just sinful :(

      Thanks for dropping by :)

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  7. I'm so glad you are taking a stand against this pornography for women. That is exactly what it is.

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  8. Lady Violet - yes it is, pornography but I don't think many women see it that way, in particular if they read those "soft porn" books such as Shades of Grey. They see it as a bit of fun - harmless fun:(

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