Sunday, 8 July 2012

PORNO MONDO

If any of my kids are reading this be warned - I am about to refer to sex.

Right - that's got rid of them.

I've often said that if I didn't live in England I'd probably live in Amsterdam. It's a lovely place in its own right but I really like their laid back attitude to sex, drugs and life in general.

There's a lot of fuss being made at the moment about so called Mummy-porn with the recent publication of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' by E. L. James. This, in case you just returned from another planet, is a graphic sex novel which seems to have taken the fancy of ladies of a certain age. 

This puts me in mind of the time (1960) when Penguin books were finally allowed to publish 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' which D. H. Lawrence had written way back in 1928. This also contained explicit sex references and was privately published abroad but our own censorship laws prohibited us from buying it from the local bookshop.

I have no idea whether James' novel is any good or not but I am delighted that our society has matured enough to allow us to choose whether or not to read it.

I am also pleased that it is read openly rather than under the bed sheets which is where I perused Lady Chatterley as a wildly hormonal teenager. 

3 comments:

  1. merci pour l'info, vous etes gentil

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  2. a mente é uma coisa simplesmente incrível, não tem explicação exata pra isso, simplesmente incrível.

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