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The erotic romance boom

April 6, 2013 | Real life


Last month CBS did a piece on Ellora’s Cave and one of their long time popular authors, the amazingly prolific Desiree Holt. Hooray for mainstream acceptance and publicity, right? Sure, although They titled the report The Popularity of “Mommy Porn” . A term that doesn’t resonate in a happy way with me. Lauren Dane wrote about why she’s offended by the term here, making excellent sense.

Watching the talented and gracious Ms. Holt share her achievements made me sad. Not because she’s a senior citizen, more power to her, but even her children refer to her work as porn. Success brings critics for male authors as well as for women. The erotic romance business is booming and it’s a female dominated industry. Would the derisive commentary be the same if it were run by men? Strangely I hope so. If we can’t have enlightenment let’s at least have equality.

Perhaps I’ve lost my sense of humor. How do you feel about the “mommy porn” label?

Posted by Evanne @ 4:00 am  

4 Responses to “The erotic romance boom”

  1. Kristine A. Boyer Says:

    Setting aside the worrying question of whether the term “mommy porn” is meant to degrade women’s sexuality by diminishing our valid, normal, and non-mommyish erotic needs, I’ve decided that given the runaway bestseller response to this book, what the world needs now is some REAL mommy porn.

  2. Evanne Says:

    Thanks for taking the time to comment, Kristine! Any reading recommendations?

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