50 Shades of Porn.

50 Shades of Grey cover

There has been so many talks about this book. Frankly, it is one controversial book. I wanted to post my say about this book.

When I first heard about this book, quite honestly it got me curious. I used to be a big romantic novel fan. I’ve read books from well know best selling authors such as Judith McNaught, Julie Ortolon and of course, from Nicholas Sparks who has written very famous books such as “The Notebook” and “A Walk to Remember”. I used to be the cheezy, hopeless romantic girl when I was younger. Romance used to be my favorite genre. While reading this genre, you can’t escape running into a hot bed scene now and then. Sometimes these scenes are good in a story because it gives a more intimate touch to the story. But somehow, I got turned off by this book. Mainly I think its because people read it just because of the sex scenes in the book. I read a book because of its story. If I wanted sex scenes, I might as well just watch porn.

So what is my say with 50 shades of grey? What bothers me right now is that how very popular it is recently with the younger generation. Kids as young as 13(even younger) could just pick-up and read this book and get the wrong impression about sex. In this book, sex is used for pleasure. From what I have heard. The book is full of kinky stuff like bondages/dominatrix. Kids at those age shouldn’t know those types of things… yet! They should wait til their 20s. And here we are, the more mature and older generation blaming that kids these days are too liberated when actually society and the media is to be blamed for allowing our kids to have a mindset that sex is okay. Sex is too mainstream today. Call me old fashioned, but I don’t think that this is okay.

Sure, people at the right age can go ahead and read this book. I think most of them are mature enough to handle the explicit scenes found within the book. I just don’t find it right that people below 18 are reading this book.

Books are powerful. Thoughts become ideas.. ideas become actions.

Think about it.

Oh and in case some of you are wondering.. No, I am not reading nor have I read this book.

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