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Teens reading 50 Shades of Grey

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So I wa talking to one of my girl friends earlier. As was telling me how everyone around her seemed to be pregnant (including me) I told her it was the 50 Shades of Grey baby boom. She laughed and said "you mean that new teen book?"

Haha No! 50 shades is not appropriate for teens, although it was so poorly written that you would think a teen wrote it.

But anyways...

She then proceeds to tell me that her little sister (who is still in high school) was talking about it with her friends. Evidently one of her friends said it was "just like Twilight!" She told me that she thought her sister was currently reading it.

I told her that I hoped not. It was way to erotic for her innocent sisters mind. Really. Her sister is 16, still a virgin and never even been kissed. She is very Chrisitian and plans to stay a virgin until she gets married.

I really hope that if she started reading it she stopped once she realized what it was.

But my goodness!

I really hope teens aren't going around telling others it is just like Twilight. Seriously

I'm no prude but it was a bit much for teenagers. It was almost a bit much for me and I'm a married woman!
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by on Sep. 10, 2012 at 12:50 PM
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lildensmom
by on Sep. 10, 2012 at 1:20 PM

I wish I knew about these books when I was in highschool.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Sep. 10, 2012 at 1:20 PM
My relationship is like theirs .my dh a vampire and everything , except he my bitch he does everything i say :)


Quoting RaeAnne.USAF:

I can see your point to. It just bothers me on a level you know? A lot of the girls I went to school with are in relationships where they fill 'Just like Bella and Edward' with all of the drama thrown in. It's just sad for me to see girls like that.



Quoting SaraLovesEli29:

I agree to a point. I've read Twilight, not 50 Shades, probably never will. Liked Twilight, but girls do have way too much perception about relationships when it comes to those type of books. Then they get their hopes up too high and expect every guy to be like Jacob or Edward when in reality no guys are like that. To me it's just a book. If my daughter wanted to read it I'd probably let her. At 16 that isn't such a bad age. Like I said, I'd rather her read that then be having real sex. It's just different preferences for different people. I understand where you're coming from also, though.






Quoting RaeAnne.USAF:

I would want her to read either. Teen girls read these books and then think that's what a relationship should be like. That they should be helpless, stupid, and always go with what her bf says. Girls today need much better role models.







Quoting SaraLovesEli29:

It's because 50 Shades of Grey is based off of Twilight. I'd rather my 16 year old daughter read that, then actually go around having real sex.










Quoting RaeAnne.USAF:

It is just like twilight. Just actual sex. But the story line is the same. Innocent girl is friends with guy A who really wants her. She falls in love with Guy B who is an ass, treats her like crap and is abusive. By the end of the series she's kind of changed him and they live happily ever after in their own fucked up relationship. Tada. Somebody give me my millions!



RaeAnne.USAF
by on Sep. 10, 2012 at 1:21 PM
Im sure it is sweetheart.

Quoting Anonymous:

My relationship is like theirs .my dh a vampire and everything , except he my bitch he does everything i say :)




Quoting RaeAnne.USAF:

I can see your point to. It just bothers me on a level you know? A lot of the girls I went to school with are in relationships where they fill 'Just like Bella and Edward' with all of the drama thrown in. It's just sad for me to see girls like that.





Quoting SaraLovesEli29:

I agree to a point. I've read Twilight, not 50 Shades, probably never will. Liked Twilight, but girls do have way too much perception about relationships when it comes to those type of books. Then they get their hopes up too high and expect every guy to be like Jacob or Edward when in reality no guys are like that. To me it's just a book. If my daughter wanted to read it I'd probably let her. At 16 that isn't such a bad age. Like I said, I'd rather her read that then be having real sex. It's just different preferences for different people. I understand where you're coming from also, though.








Quoting RaeAnne.USAF:

I would want her to read either. Teen girls read these books and then think that's what a relationship should be like. That they should be helpless, stupid, and always go with what her bf says. Girls today need much better role models.









Quoting SaraLovesEli29:

It's because 50 Shades of Grey is based off of Twilight. I'd rather my 16 year old daughter read that, then actually go around having real sex.












Quoting RaeAnne.USAF:

It is just like twilight. Just actual sex. But the story line is the same. Innocent girl is friends with guy A who really wants her. She falls in love with Guy B who is an ass, treats her like crap and is abusive. By the end of the series she's kind of changed him and they live happily ever after in their own fucked up relationship. Tada. Somebody give me my millions!



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Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Sep. 10, 2012 at 1:24 PM
2 moms liked this
If your virgin why are you on cafemom...


Quoting rnchelle93:

I was 18 when I read them. I'm 19 now, I love the books, and I'm a virgin. I think for some teens, especially younger ones, its a bit much, but about 16 and up, not too bad.

Ms.Pteranodon
by Platinum Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 1:53 PM
Now Nicholas Sparks was my guilty pleasure but his story lines have great lessons in them


Quoting sheramom4:



Quoting Ms.Pteranodon:

Glad you said no.

I had a college reading level when I was in elementary school. My patents had a hard time monitoring what I read.

But still...



Quoting sheramom4:


I pretty much let my teens read anything and everything so imagine my 13 1/2 year old daughters surprise when I told her she could NOT read 50 Shades. She has a couple of friends that have read it but I said no. This is a child with a college reading level and mom said no. She didn't know what to think. So I told her what the storyline was about..got an "eww" and he realized why I said no.



I would most likely not have a problem with it at 16 or 17 though. We talk about all the books she reads as do my 17 year old son and I. I personally have no desire to read the books, I have heard they are terrible.




My parents had the same problem and now I have it with three of my kids. I have introduced her to a lot of classics and some higher level series books. I usually don't censor, but what little I know of the storyline made me say no to this one. She is really into Nicholas Sparks right now. She is doing a read the book/watch the movie thing. The Notebook was the first one she read.


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SaraLovesEli29
by on Sep. 10, 2012 at 2:06 PM
Yep. It's ridiculous what the world is coming to.


Quoting RaeAnne.USAF:

But some girls don't get that. Just like the don't understand babies aren't dolls.



Quoting SaraLovesEli29:

Oh yeah. I get it. Having a relationship like Bella and Edward's is physically impossible. There's a reason they're fictional characters.






Quoting RaeAnne.USAF:

I can see your point to. It just bothers me on a level you know? A lot of the girls I went to school with are in relationships where they fill 'Just like Bella and Edward' with all of the drama thrown in. It's just sad for me to see girls like that.







Quoting SaraLovesEli29:

I agree to a point. I've read Twilight, not 50 Shades, probably never will. Liked Twilight, but girls do have way too much perception about relationships when it comes to those type of books. Then they get their hopes up too high and expect every guy to be like Jacob or Edward when in reality no guys are like that. To me it's just a book. If my daughter wanted to read it I'd probably let her. At 16 that isn't such a bad age. Like I said, I'd rather her read that then be having real sex. It's just different preferences for different people. I understand where you're coming from also, though.










Quoting RaeAnne.USAF:

I would want her to read either. Teen girls read these books and then think that's what a relationship should be like. That they should be helpless, stupid, and always go with what her bf says. Girls today need much better role models.











Quoting SaraLovesEli29:

It's because 50 Shades of Grey is based off of Twilight. I'd rather my 16 year old daughter read that, then actually go around having real sex.














Quoting RaeAnne.USAF:

It is just like twilight. Just actual sex. But the story line is the same. Innocent girl is friends with guy A who really wants her. She falls in love with Guy B who is an ass, treats her like crap and is abusive. By the end of the series she's kind of changed him and they live happily ever after in their own fucked up relationship. Tada. Somebody give me my millions!




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SaraLovesEli29
by on Sep. 10, 2012 at 2:08 PM
That's what I was thinking.


Quoting Anonymous:

If your virgin why are you on cafemom...




Quoting rnchelle93:

I was 18 when I read them. I'm 19 now, I love the books, and I'm a virgin. I think for some teens, especially younger ones, its a bit much, but about 16 and up, not too bad.


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rnchelle93
by on Sep. 10, 2012 at 2:21 PM
Because my pregnancy is the result of rape. I don't count that as losing my virginity.

Quoting Anonymous:

If your virgin why are you on cafemom...




Quoting rnchelle93:

I was 18 when I read them. I'm 19 now, I love the books, and I'm a virgin. I think for some teens, especially younger ones, its a bit much, but about 16 and up, not too bad.

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Twix.Leigh
by Platinum Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 2:25 PM
I have no clue... But I read super sexy books as a teen. Guess it depends which end of teen their on.
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echoishername
by Gold Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 2:28 PM
I would let my teen read them. Books don't make teens fuck. Hormones make teens fuck.
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