Public Service Announcement: This post is not about what age is the age of consent or that the age of consent varies by jurisdiction. We all know that.
Lulu sent me another "Action Needed" note (the second or third now they've sent on Julie's Spring pointing out their retail partners won't accept material with [insert list of bad things here], and ending with:
"explicit content involving children or participants below the age of consent-nor do they permit pseudo depictions of these acts, or content linking to websites with explicit content."
Funny thing about this: Julie's Spring is already available on Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and a couple of other sites in Japan and elsewhere (I stopped looking). So I'm not about to nudge this particular water bucket by trying to figure out what in the novella they don't like.
It's probably the age of consent thing, but I'm not asking. Besides, I don't know where these people live even if I'm morally certain they're all above the age of consent there, whatever it is.
EDIT to add: I think Amazon specifies 18 or above, as does Smashwords.