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Initial post: Jul 3, 2014 8:31:14 AM PDT
Diane Staley says:
why are there suddenly porn books appearing on regular searches - looking for biographies and porn titles appeared with pretty graphic covers. Would rather kids were not exposed to content like this unwittingly.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2014 8:35:25 AM PDT
Miss Carol says:
Well, Amazon itself is not going to answer here (as this is a customer discussion forum), but if you want customers' thoughts on it - mine are that many publishers / authors hit every category they possibly can so that their book shows up on practically any search. I don't know that personally, of course, but that's what it seems like to me.

Also, I think you're thinking that erotica is porn - it's actually a category itself.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2014 8:59:36 AM PDT
All it takes to get weird stuff in your recommendations is to search *one* iffy word or click on one title that might HAVE an iffy cross-over word, and the algorithm goes, "Oh! He likes _____. I have some titles that match that..."

You can clear your recs, but I don't remember how.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2014 9:00:30 AM PDT
Or wait, on searches, maybe you can use "-adult" or something like that.

Although ... WHY are the children being allowed to search books on their own?

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 10:01:43 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
in the search, use -erotica

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2014 10:12:25 AM PDT
Also, define "porn".

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 10:56:46 AM PDT
Diane Staley says:
Well, i just went to Biographies in Books, and one of the books that came up was "girlvert". Not appropriate if my teen was looking. I didn't add Adult or anything and I don't have any porn in any of my searches. I just don't remember seeing anything like this in all my years as an amazon customer.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2014 10:59:01 AM PDT
All it takes is for someone to have tagged that ONE book "biography", even by accident.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2014 11:31:42 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 3, 2014 11:43:33 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
it is a biography - and quite legitimately categorized even if it's not one I would ever read - it's not fiction which does have an erotica category

Amazon does not categorize books - the publishers do and you can always go down to the feedback box and use this option "Would you like to report this content as inappropriate?"

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2014 11:38:04 AM PDT
All the more reason that if I didn't want my kid to see that title, then I wouldn't let them browse books unaccompanied. If they're old enough to browse unaccompanied, then they're old enough to 1) Ask, "What's porn?" and 2) Realize that they should simply move along if books like that appear.

If I don't want my kid seeing book covers that I don't think they're mature enough to handle, I wouldn't take them into a brick & mortar bookstore, tell them, "Stay in the kiddie section, now...", then so sit in the parking lot and assume they won't wander into the Adult section.

If there's an Adult section, and I want them to stay out of it, it's not the bookstore's job. It's MY job to accompany them.

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 11:42:51 AM PDT
Jay says:
The Bible is pornographic. More than a few Psalms are odes to oral sex. Do you let your kids read The Bible?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2014 11:44:28 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
ah, that triggers memories of the boys reading the Song of Solomon and snickering

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2014 11:48:08 AM PDT
MikeJW says:
Come now! Only the boys?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2014 11:57:06 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
I think girls lagged a bit behind the boys in reading porn besides, I'd been reading my father's playboys since i was old enough to turn pages (I liked the cartoons and the advice columns - the nudes didn't do much for me especially when my mother would look over and comment on how much makeup the model had on her body to camoflauge flaws)

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 12:03:46 PM PDT
Jay says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2014 12:27:23 PM PDT
MikeJW says:
Ah, yes, "Playboy". Great articles! 😊

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 12:30:20 PM PDT
The cover isn't a photo, it's a cartoonish looking drawing. A young child or a very naive person would be clueless as to what it is supposed to be. I've seen more "real" looking drawings on a Batman comic book.

It is hardly porn.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2014 12:50:10 PM PDT
Debi says:
You were probably just lucky. It's been like that as long as I can remember. LOL, I looked at that book now I'll probably get all kinds of recommendations.

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 4:02:33 PM PDT
Jay says:
Constitutionally speaking, according to SCOTUS decisions, Porn / Obscenity, are in the eyes of the beholder, and so a matter of "Community Standards." One jurisdiction may rule that a bare ankle is obscenely pornographic, and enough to get you prison time, while another jurisdiction may feel that live sex shows are required sex education for grade schoolers. Since every city, town, township, county, state, etc, in the union can have different standards, there is no way to have one interstate, or international, standard for such on e-books.

It is not the author's, or publisher's, or retailer's, job to either set, or enforce, standards, so adult members of the public have to decide for themselves what they will, and won't, buy / read / view, and parents have to decide what they will / won't allow their children to have access to. It's a tough job, but we all gotta do it....decide for ourselves. It is not the job of Amazon, or the government, or the 700 Club, or anyone else, to protect our virgin eyes for us.

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 4:12:00 PM PDT
Are you going to be upset if your teen sees a nipple? That's probably the most that's going to be on a book cover. Get over it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2014 6:18:40 PM PDT
A Customer says:
"Also, define "porn"."

I can't define it, but I know it when I see it. :)

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 8:35:32 PM PDT

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 8:52:14 PM PDT
A. Dietz says:
How come I never get porn recommendations with any of my searches?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2014 8:55:59 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 3, 2014 8:56:17 PM PDT
Jay says:
I never get porn with my searches, either...but I'm not looking for such. I suspect that someone in Diane's household is actively searching for porn...and not admitting it. I wonder who that would be...Horny Hubby, 'Innocent Teen', or...perhaps..Diane herself?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2014 8:56:06 PM PDT
I never see that kind of stuff on searches either.
I feel so left out.
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