I've given the subject even more thought and after viewing the results of the Poll, I've come to the conclusion that PORN is most definitely in the EYE OF THE BEHOLDER!!
* 40% of those who took the Poll answered:
Possibly, since reading a Romance Novel does makes me feel ... well, more romantic.
* 33.33% of those who took the Poll answered:
Yes, most definitely. Totally turned on after reading a really good Romance Novel or even just a really good love scene.
* 20% of those who took the Poll answered:
Most definitely not. Reading Romance Novels is merely a relaxing way to escape the every day duldrums.
* 6.67% of those who took the Poll answered:
Not really, since a Romance Novel doesn't do anything more for me than watching a romance comedy movie.
So, what conclusions can be derived from these results? Let's ask a few questions of the Poll results.
Is reading Romance Novels our PORN outlet?
I don't believe it is. As much as we love our Romance Novels, we still need a flesh and blood partner.
Do we get a thrill reading Romance Novels?
Yes, I think we do but is that a bad thing? I suppose we should ask our flesh and blood partner for surely they benefit from it.
Does reading Romance Novels threaten our sense of self-worth?
Heck, NO! I believe that if anything it gives us positive images of strong women for whom we can strive to be more like. Hmmm ... perhaps that's the real reason why men don't want us reading Romance Novels.
Is reading Romance Novels our escape from the crap we deal with daily?
Most definitely, Heck, YES!! I'd much rather curl up with a dreamy Romance Novel with a strong heroine and a sexy Alpha Male hero than do laundry any day.
So now, I'd like to pose another question to you --
Do you prefer your covers to be just pretty like say, this one?
Or something more steamy and well, fantasy inspiring that might bring on a question like my sister asked when she saw this one - Can I just sleep with the cover?
Thank you to everyone who took the Poll and also for making the last six months such a good time for me. My blog is now six months old and I'm so proud of it! Thanks for all your support and great comments. I hope to be around for a very long time. xoxox
Happy Reading Everyone!