Harlequins are huge moneymakers, as the company is one of the industry leaders in sales, and globally sells the most series romance.When I found out how popular they were I thought it would be interesting to explore Harlequins in an effort to understand women better.However, Quilliam stressed, she is not saying women are gullible and don't understand the difference between fiction and reality.Nor is she saying there is no place for romance novels in our culture.Today's novels do a much better job at depicting reality, with characters that have jobs and face challenges, Quilliam said.But "still, a deep strand of escapism, perfectionism and idealization runs through the genre," Quilliam wrote. Quilliam told My Health News Daily she often gets letters from women who are in a stable relationship, but feel emotionally attracted to another man.
And in some cases, they might lead women to make poor health decisions, including not to use a condom during sex — a scenario often portrayed in the novels."Nobody — man or women, romance reader or non-romance reader — should be making their decisions based on," an idealized version of romance, Quilliam said.Pass it on: Romance novels paint an ideal picture of romance that may give women the wrong idea about true relationships. She has a masters degree in journalism from New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program.The women think these emotions mean they should abandon their current relationship, because the passion has faded, and go in search of new love rather than trying to work things out.In addition, a recent survey of romantic novels found that only one in 10 mention condom use, Quilliam said.
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