Sunday, 2 January 2011

Inconvenient nipples...

What body parts can be shown on a book cover? I love these two book covers sent to me from Secret Cravings Publishing but there have been concerns on showing nipples and an arse.

I do wonder why in this day and age it is acceptable for a male arse to be shown in full on a book cover yet a woman’s carefully covered. And nipples? We all have them yet showing the female version comes under scrutiny. Should sexuality be homogenized for erotica? I believe not. If you are buying erotica you know body parts on, in and grinding against and within are going to be the focus of the story so being offended by the hint of nipples seems odd to me.

Amarinda Jones
Penn Halligan
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