Thursday, 29 August 2013

PORNIFIED




ISBN-13: 978-0-8050-7745-2
Writer: Pamela Paul
Title: Pornified
Subtitle: How Pornography Is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families
Edition: First Edition
Language: English
Place of Publication: New York
Publisher: Times Books / Henry Holt and Company
Year of Publication: 2005
Format: 160x242mm
Pages: xi+304
Illustrations: 4 duotone; author’s picture by Harry Zernike on back flap
Binding: Boards in duotone dust jacket designed by Lisa Fyfe
Weight: 595gr.
Original Price: USD25.00 / CAD33.95
Entry No.: 2010035
Entry Date: 10th December 2010

BOOK DESCRIPTION

From the bestseller lists to primetime TV to Internet hot spots, porn is everywhere- and it is transforming the way we live our lives.

Welcome to pornified America.
Pornography, once the taboo vice that no one dared mention, has become  part of our daily lives –affordable , accessible, anonymous, and, increasingly, acceptable. The all-pornography, all-the-time mentality is everywhere –on the covers  of mainstream men’s magazines; in the promotion of music, movie, and television celebrities; and in the advice columns of women’s magazines. The Internet is bursting with hardcore pornography, just a mouse-click away; cable and pay-per-view channel teem with porn; and “adult superstores” reel in customers off the interstate. The days of Playboy magazine wrapped in plain brown paper seem quaint.


Most striking, pornography has become a big part of the personal lives of many Americans. In Pornified, Pamela Paul argues that as porn has become more pervasive it has changed our marriages and families as well as our children’s understanding of sex and sexuality. She presents eye-opening portraits of Americans in the age of porn:

*Rob, who insists that his girlfriend look and behave, in bed and out, like a porn star

* Charlie, who spends hours cruising porn sites and setting up meetings with women and couples he befriends in sex chat rooms, while telling his wife that he’s just working late on the computer.

* Jonah, a fan of violent hardcore porn, who introduces tamer porn to his fiancée in an effort to revive their troubled sex life

* Abby, who discovers her husband’s hidden box of diskettes of child porn images downloaded from the Internet

* Preteen girls who start their own pornography Web sites

* Teenage boys, mimicking porn, who videotape themselves having sex with an apparently unconscious girl



Drawing on the results of more than a hundred interviews and an exclusive nationwide poll, Paul exposes how porn has infiltrated and unsettled our lives. We see the costs and consequences of pornography, as intimacy is replaced by fantasy, distrust, dissatisfaction, and emotional isolation. Pornified is an insightful, shocking, and indispensable investigation.


CONTENTS

(xi) Author’s Note
(1) Introduction: A Pornified World
(12) A Guy Thing: Why Men Look at Porn
(49)  How We Got Here: Life in the Porn Lane
(72) Me and My Porn: How Pornography Affects Men
(107) Porn Stars, Lovers, and Wives: How Women See Pornography
(138) You and Me and Pornography: How Porn Affects Relationshios
(172) Norn into Porn: Kids in a Pornified Culture
(211) Fantasy and Reality: Pornography Compulsion
(239) The Truth about Pornography
(260) Conclusion: The Censure-Not-Censor Solution
(277) Notes
(291) Acknowledgments
(293) Index


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