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    Hi, I have been asked to submit a portfolio and I wondered if there are any topics that are a bit taboo? Would I be able to submit a piece talking about sexuality and sexual desires? Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by flowerfleur)
    Hi, I have been asked to submit a portfolio and I wondered if there are any topics that are a bit taboo? Would I be able to submit a piece talking about sexuality and sexual desires? Thanks in advance
    The people who will be reading it will be adults. On the other hand, trying to be different by being 'controversial' isn't always a fool-proof policy.
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    I haven't written it in the aim of being controversial, I wrote it about a month ago (before I was required to send in a portfolio) because the subject interested me. Because I have written the piece and I believe it is good, I would like to include it in my portfolio, but I don't want to offend anyone.
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    (Original post by flowerfleur)
    I haven't written it in the aim of being controversial, I wrote it about a month ago (before I was required to send in a portfolio) because the subject interested me. Because I have written the piece and I believe it is good, I would like to include it in my portfolio, but I don't want to offend anyone.
    I'd suggest that it's not so much the broad topic, it's how you write about it.

    If it's something akin to 50 Shades, then no, it's not appropriate. If it's a more abstract discussion, mature in its use of language and so on, then it may be appropriate. University admissions staff tend to be young and pretty open minded - if it was something about being LGBT*, for instance, then it's highly unlikely to phase them, but a graphic sex scene is more likely to earn you a place on the wall of hilarious applications...

    The acid test is (a) are you willing to let your mother and subject teacher read it, and (b) what do they think of it?

    Do you have anything else you could submit?
 
 
 
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