What should we call books with no sex in them? AAR has a sensuality ratings system but that’s not helpful when you want a single descriptor. (It has five levels from Kisses to Burning and probably needs to be revamped.) Romancelandia seems to have settled–to the joy of few–on the term clean.

There are those who think the word clean is judgemental. Inspirational doesn’t work because not everyone who wants a clean read is looking for inspies.

So is the term here to stay? Is there a better one? What do you think of when you hear the phrase clean romance?