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I never mentioned or linked to any XXX sites either.  I mentioned one specific infamous video that somehow, despite its nature, became enough of a cultural phenomenon that even the late-night talk show hosts made jokes about it.  And I mentioned it in as negative a light as possible.

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LOL!

I worked for many years in an office that wrote regulations (met my husband there, but that's definitely off topic).  We learned that there was NO WAY to write something that SOMEONE wouldn't misinterpret!  SO, no problem!

It's why, though I don't like acronyms and try to "use my words" as we say to the grandkids, I do find LOL! and the emoticons useful.

Back on topic, some of the free books have been fairly explicit, which usually elicits a discussion in the Free Book thread, to the effect, "be forewarned if this is your cup of tea" but we've never gone much farther than that.

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Sigh..

Perhaps I shouldn't have tried to use a generic description of what I perceived as the links that were being posted.  Nor did I mean to single out one individual; there were several posts I was trying to address. I'll remove it as that term should not be the major point of discussion.

Sorry.   :(

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Betsy:  I don't want to stir anything up.  Honestly.  It just seemed that first Leslie and then you were unfairly jumping on me for somehow "promoting pornography" merely by mentioning the name of the video.  I was, in fact, doing exactly the opposite--holding it up as an example of the worst (and most harmful) kind of cultural garbage.  It seems that my intent and anything I had to say about it somehow got obscured by my mentioning it by name at all. :(

And you know I'm not one to sit silently when I think I'm being treated unfairly. ;) 
 

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I don't think it's any big surprise that I read and enjoy books that have lots of sex in them. I think of them as erotic although I know others would say "erotica" or even soft core porn. I'd be happy -- and would enjoy -- discussions of the books I have read and maybe getting new suggestions on other books to read.

tecwritr, I think your error was to start this thread here ("Not Quite Kindle") with the generic title pornography, which seemed to get people off into a general discussion of what is pornography and then giving examples...mostly to film and video, not books. And that is why I posted my "I'd rather not get into this..." message.

Sorry if I confused people and I really wasn't trying to jump on anyone. Thanks for understanding!

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Back when CIPA (Children's Internet Protection Act) was first being discussed, I was working in the public computer lab at our local library. My boss quickly taught me to use the term "sexually explict" rather than pornography.

Porn is a matter of personal taste, upbringing and the morals of the community is the best difference I can use. There is/was a case in Staunton, VA of the owner of a "porn" shop. (I insist on calling it an Adult store) He has been charged on several counts of selling porn and at has been tried on at least 2 of the charges. The poor jury had to watch the videos in question. 1 video the jury decided was just in poor taste but not porn, the other, they decided was. One of the local papers showed some of the questions asked of the then potential jurors. One gentleman was in the Navy and was asked if he had ever watched porn. his answer was "Yes" and then they asked where he got it. his answer? "I'm in the Navy" LOL
 

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I have a pilot friend who does a lot of stopovers and he told my husband he always checks under the mattress in the hotel to see what mags might have been left behind.  I don't know if this is a secret pilot thing or just a people-who-read-those-kind-of-mag thing.

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Betsy the Quilter said:
I have a pilot friend who does a lot of stopovers and he told my husband he always checks under the mattress in the hotel to see what mags might have been left behind. I don't know if this is a secret pilot thing or just a people-who-read-those-kind-of-mag thing.

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Well, according to Dan Savage, something like 100% of men and 98% of women read/look at porn -- but it's never entered my head to look under the mattress in a hotel! LOL. I just flip on the TV ;)

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I don't know if this is a secret pilot thing
Trust me: it's no secret. I worked with pilots for years, which is a little like trying to herd cats, but without the possibility of results.
 

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well, I can't speak for everyone here, but I know that I personally wasnt thinking anything sexual when I thought about herding cats.

well...I wasn't before you posted. thanks for ruining an innocent moment of cat-related jockularity  ;)
 
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