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Name for science fiction writers ramping up sexual content?

There are numerous shorthand descriptions of various phenomena, like Rule 34 and Godwin's law and Sturgeon's law. Is there a shorthand term for the tendency of science fiction writers to ramp up sexual content over time? I know Heinlein did it over time. Niven did it in the Ringworld series. Simmons apparently did it. Now I find out that Herbert did it in the later Dune books. It seems to be a common phenomenon, but is there a specific name for it?
posted by Bugbread on Jul 5, 2015 - 13 answers

Does a Simmons Phenom Comforpedic need a matress cover for dust mites?

Does a Simmone Phenom Comforpedic need a mattress cover to protect against dust mites? [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on Jan 21, 2013 - 3 answers

What happened to the H.M.S. Terror, a la Dan Simmons? Please?

Please help me understand aspects of the ending of the novel "The Terror" by Dan Simmons! Super spoiler-icious details inside (definitely don't read unless you've read the book, or are sure you never want to)... [more inside]
posted by taz on Aug 21, 2009 - 12 answers

Sleepers, wake!

Has anyone purchased a Simmons Beautyrest Classic within the last three years? [more inside]
posted by peacecorn on May 8, 2008 - 10 answers

What's so bad about being a librarian?

Librarians -- rain on my parade! What didn't they tell you in school? What are the worst parts of your job? What do you regret about your schooling/early career? [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on May 7, 2007 - 29 answers

Compared to him, you're... George Clooney?

My husband's not speaking to me. Was what I said really so bad? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2005 - 96 answers

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