you may just have something there, Andrea.
I've often plead (pleaded?) to a lack of sophistication because I am totally icked-out by the gratuitous sex scene (usually either a rape or other "unnatural" act) dropped in the middle of what was, otherwise, perfectly enjoyable historical fiction or novel. I would always wail "why did they have to DO that?" Of course - to please the certain hyperintellectual personalities who are usually the sort who review books.
I am fully capable of enjoying a work of art that has no overt sexuality.
I just happen to like overt sexuality, too. Overt, graphic, slightly (or extremely) deviant...uh, excuse me...
Of course, there's the type of fan that prefers to see overt sexuality in books where there is none, and then to write fanfiction and essays claiming that various characters engage in all sorts of sexual acts. For some reason, homosexual liasions between two male characters are very popular with a certain type of female fan. In any case, these fans definitely claim that there is, in fact, sex in the Harry Potter books.
Flat Frodo has arrived!
Oh, grow up, Andrea.
Anyone with an ounce of introspection knows that Western Civilization's entire problem is that everyone in America (except for intelligent, thoughtful, introspective, and caring liberals) is horribly sexually repressed. The masses need to be educated on their horrible sexual repression, and ultimately, only art which reveals this horrible repression can lead us to a better world.
Yeesh. What's wrong with you?
It's all about fear of the vagina, and our latent homosexuality. You know that. Why deny it? You reactionary tool of the establishment, you.
You've pegged me. I'm really a homosexual male trapped in a woman's body. (Snicker.)
Really. You all must learn about Freud. There is sex in everything! There must be. I assure you that even in the life of the amoeba there must be sex! And I'll find it somewhere...
As Andrea said... "(Snicker)".
Last I checked, no sane fanfiction writer claimed that fanfiction was real, although sometimes the subtext is confirmed to be real by the creators.
Of course, Potter fandom seems to have an exceptionally high percentage of wackjobs.