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Congrats to the Grown-Ups Getaway Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Paula S. in the southern U.S. for winning the Grown-Ups Getaway Giveaway along with a Travel Journeys & Destinations swag bag. Remember, there's still time to enter the extended giveaway until 3/26/2016 by reviewing and/or buying Dodging Eros, Through Past, Present and Pleasure . See the details here:

PoP Debate Question 7

The phrase, “I’m protected,” is still spoken by some female characters in contemporary romance to indicate that it’s safe to have sex without a condom because she’s taking contraceptives. What, if any, impact does this non-scientifically based attitude have on public health campaigns that support safe sex initiatives to prevent the transmission of STIDs? 

Grown-Ups Getaway Giveaway Winner & Extension

Thank you to everyone who entered the Grown-Ups Getaway Giveaway to celebrate the launch of Dodging Eros, Through Past, Present and Pleasure by Cardyn Brooks! The winner will be announced by Saturday, February 27, 2016. Didn't win? Cheer up. There's a second chance for those who have already bought and/or reviewed Dodging Eros or do so by March 26, 2016. Good luck! Here are the updated details: Grown-Ups Getaway Giveaway Extended until 3/26/2016 Hello, Reading has been a brain escape for me since my dad used silly voices at bedtime to enact each character from my collection of Dr. Seuss books. The launch of Dodging Eros, Through Past, Present and Pleasure by Private Moments Publishing (an imprint of 5 Prince Publishing) seems like the perfect opportunity to offer reviewers and readers a chance to win a mini-retreat from the demands of being a grown-up and to focus on the pleasures of being a consenting adult. Giveaway Details: A mid-week, 3

PoP Debate Question 6

Hi. Welcome to the Politics of Pleasure Debate connected to the launch of Dodging Eros, Through Past, Present and Pleasure by Cardyn Brooks from Questions 1--5 start with earlier posts beginning Wednesday, January 20, 2016. The intention is to examine the ways in which mainstream contemporary fiction reflects and contradicts the evolution of society's demographics and mores. What are some examples of the persistence of slut-shaming in mainstream contemporary romance novels?