"The Twilight series has created a surprising new sub-genre of teen romance: It’s abstinence porn, sensational, erotic, and titillating. And in light of all the recent real-world attention on abstinence-only education, it’s surprising how successful this new genre is. Twilight actually convinces us that self-denial is hot. Fan reaction suggests that in the beginning, Edward and Bella’s chaste but sexually charged relationship was steamy precisely because it was unconsummated—kind of like Cheers, but with fangs."Whether you agree or disagree with her point of view, Bite Me! (Or Don't) is still an interesting read! (Warning: The article features Adult themes and Breaking Dawn & Midnight Sun spoilers)
"It’s clear from both the books and the fan fiction response to them that Edward has taken on the role of protector of Bella’s human blood and chastity, both of which, ironically, are always in peril when Edward is nearby. Bella is not in control of her body, as abstinence proponents would argue; she is absolutely dependent on Edward’s ability to protect her life, her virginity, and her humanity. She is the object of his virtue, the means of his ability to prove his self-control. In other words, Bella is a secondary player in the drama of Edward’s abstinence."
January 21, 2009
Bite Me! (Or Don't): Twilight = Abstinence Porn
This Bitch Magazine article by Christine Seifert made me laugh. She analyzes the Twilight-driven new sub-genre of teen romance: Abstinence Porn.