How Pornography Is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families

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"Strips porn of its culture-war claptrap . . . Pornified may stand as a Kinsey Report for our time." - San Francisco Chronicle Porn in America is everywhere - not just in cybersex and Playboy but in popular video games, advice columns, and reality television shows, and on the bestseller lists. Even more striking, as porn has become affordable, accessible, and anonymous, it has become increasingly acceptable - and a big part of the personal lives of many men and women. In this controversial and critically acclaimed book, Pamela Paul argues that as porn becomes more pervasive, it is destroying our marriages and families as well as distorting our children's ideas of sex and sexuality. Based on more than one hundred interviews and a nationally representative poll, Pornified exposes how porn has infiltrated our lives, from the wife agonizing over the late-night hours her husband spends on porn Web sites to the parents stunned to learn their twelve-year-old son has seen a hardcore porn film. Pornified is an insightful, shocking, and important investigation into the costs and consequences of pornography for our families and our culture.
Publisher: New York : Times Books, 2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780805077452
Branch Call Number: 363.47 Paul 2005
Characteristics: xi, 304 p. ;,25 cm.


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Mar 12, 2014

The problem with this book is that the major drives of sane, mentally healthy people tends toward knowledge, beauty and pleasure, while the insane and mentally unstable yearn for control over others, blind belief in domination/submission artificial constructs (religion, ideologies, et cetera). America is an empire whose main agenda is global hegemony and the domination of the plutocracy. That is the real pornification, not wide spread erotica.

Oct 24, 2011

If you haven't read any other books or articles about porn, this may provide some new information. But for those who are already familiar with the subject, this book is a waste of time. It is simplistic and fails to incorporate any analysis of shame, sex-negativity/positivity, kink, or queer porn/relationships.

Kittykatkins Oct 06, 2011

Very thought-provoking, although I'm not too sure about some of the statistical validity. Overall, a scathing indictment of porn on the most practical of levels.

grripo Aug 17, 2011

I found it both compelling in its description of male porn addiction and the difference in the way in which males and females view, think about and use pornography and how destructive to their relationships that is. On the other hand, the suggestion that low doses of pornography for males should be considered to be the equivalent of an entry level drug and that there was no telling how damaging the viewing of a limited amount of porn could be was unconvincing.

Feb 01, 2009

If you are a parent or a spouse... Read this book. Pornography is as ubiquitous as cereal these days, and the more you know about it, the better you'll be at innoculating yourself and your family from its ill-effects. Read it ASAP.


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