In the lulu forums I cam across this promotional post:
“The Feelgood Porno Colouring Book is more than just a colouring book, and more than just pornography – carefully chosen, thought provoking and life affirming quotes interspersed throughout ensure it is at once something to inspire you, to relax you, to intrigue you and even make you question your own perceptions, purpose and prejudices.The Feelgood Porno Colouring Book means porn no longer needs to be a guilty pleasure; it shows that porn can be positive and creative, releasing energies that can only benefit yourself and ultimately mankind. So, grab your felt tips and tissues and enjoy, the Feelgood Porno Colouring Book has over thirty images printed on quality paper which cater for most tastes, persuasions and perversions making it an ideal gift for that awkward to buy for person we all know."
Color Me intrigued.
Unfortunately by the time I got there the listing had fallen afoul of Lulu’s listing requirements. I must admit that I am not sure why this item was removed when I have bought and reviewed plenty of adult written and photographic (e.g. fetish) work there. Perhaps simply because the promotional post in the forum drew attention? Lulu requires that material not be: “material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, pornographic, indecent, lewd, harassing, threatening, harmful, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, or otherwise objectionable;” etc.
But as with many user heavy organizations (Amazon review abuse, anyone) they seem to only act when some user objects. It is their call which genres they support, but in the absence of enforcement these rules will almost inevitably become arbitrary. And if adult (or in any way "objectionable") material are not allowed, why do they have a ‘direct access’ mature content category where, according to their own description, there are no limits on the ‘between the covers’ content?
Color me bemused.
I won't really know why this played out this way unless I can get a review copy, so I can see whether the cover and title was too extreme (“excessive or gratuitous profanity/suggestive or gratuitous nudity, additionally overly sexually explicit posing”) even if you ignore the inside content. Besides, I need an excuse to use my new set of crayons.