I'm very confused as well. I guess this thread is more about whether or not we should allow SOCIETY to refuse minors access to explicit material deemed unsuitable, and specifically in this case, books. It's true that in every other form of entertainment we have ratings that allow us to provide a specific age at which a consumer can buy a product. With books, we don't. I don't think that it's necessary to have these types of ratings on books. And I'm mostly speaking about novels or literature in general. A book is very different than a movie or a song as you have to use your own imagination to create what is being written on the pages. And I think it should also be the responsibility of the parents. They should put a foreword in books to advise parents of the contents. As for censoring??? No, I don't think we should censor anything.