I didn't fall in love with romance lit until I was an adult. The stigma surrounding smut, years of religious indoctrination, and a closeted curiosity kept me from exploring it. For a society completely obsessed with sex we sure do try to stigmatize, shame, and label anything kinky as "deviant". But in reality I think the most liberated, healthy, and, for lack of a better word, "normal" people are the ones who don't shy away from it. Books offer a safe space to learn and indulge. Whether you're here for the first time or returning to the fantasy, don't worry, your secret is safe with me.
Go forth, explore, and have fun!