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07 July 2011

Romantic novels bad for women

It all seems innocent: boy meets girl, they fall in love, have a few rocky moments but ultimately seal their union with a kiss. Could this be jeopardising women's health?

It's all innocent stuff, square-jawed boy meets doe- eyed girl, they fall in love, encounter a few rocky moments, but ultimately seal their union with a kiss or a vague hint of sex.

A commentary blasts these formulaic books for failing to promote safe sex and encourage patience in achieving female orgasm – and for defining the success of a relationship as the ability to crank out babies.

 
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