Erotic Rating Scale

1 Rose = Romance that contains graphically described sex, possibly but not always including sex toys, light consensual bondage, and/or moderately explicit language.

2 Roses = Romance that may contain subject matter offensive to some readers, including extreme explicit language, anal sex, BDSM, fetishism, and/or ménage.

3 Roses = Straight erotica (romance or mainstream) that may contain offensive subject matter, including extreme explicit language, anal sex, BDSM, fetishism, ménage, and may or may not have a happy ending.