Booking Through Thursday asks:
How do you feel about explicit detail in your reading? Whether language, sex, violence, situations and so on … does it bother you? Faze you at all? Or do you just read everything without it bothering you?
R-rated stuff (language, sex, violence, situations, etc.) doesn't usually bother me. If it's really extreme, I might put the book down; I do have my limits (especially when it comes to gore). But it's not like I'll go out of my way to avoid a book just because I've heard it has bad language or violent scenes.
That said, it does bother me when these R-rated things appear in places where it's not appropriate or where I'm not expecting it (because of the genre or reading level of the book). For example, the last book I read had lots of kissing and an implied sexual encounter... in a retelling of Peter Pan with a cute cover that might attract middle-grade readers. That's the sort of situation where explicit details bother me.