Here are the events:
- Romance Writer's of America's annual convention. Several of my writer friends attended so I was seeing pictures posted in their Facebook feeds. In the past, I've heard some of them describe the workshops as being overly abundant in the area of how to graphically write sex scenes to capture a reader's imagination.
- I overheard a "statistic" that men are the fastest growing audience of romance novels because the level of graphic sex in them is mental pornography. I only overheard this statistic and a quick Google search didn't turn anything up so I'm not claiming it's true; I'm just saying it contributed to where my mind went.
- First release of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie trailer which also exploded in my Facebook feed both with excited, "Can't WAIT!" and, "This is HORRIBLE!".
- This news article on recruiting special op's veterans who have seen the worst war can dish out to track down child pornography perpetrators. The entire article isn't long and is worth reading, but here's the bit that unnerved me the most: