Porn in Public?
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Ok, ok I know nobody really wants to read another article on E L James’ Fifty Shades of Grey, but- there’s a bone I need to pick with this book and it astounds me that no one else has had the same issue. Why are people reading porn in public? Hop onto any London underground line lately and somewhere, I can guarantee you, there will be a woman engrossed in paperback porn on her way home taking a break from the pressures of daily life. Why is this suddenly socially acceptable? Because it’s written down in a book with a contemporary looking front cover designed in some by some up-market graphic studio? Perhaps it’s because it’s managed to integrate itself into pop culture? Or is it the presence of a plot? This isn’t implications and insinuation s- it’s full blown, quite specific in taste, sex. It’s Explicit. It’s Porn. There are visual pornos that have a plot line that explore particular fetishes and have made it into pop culture. Does that mean I should watch it on public transport on the way back from work?
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