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Publisher Description

"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.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2007
April 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Henry Holt and Co.
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
6.9
MB

Customer Reviews

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Contraversial and worth it

This is a book that maddens a lot of people -- a book that criticizes pornography with no reference to religion or the effects of the industry on it's own performers. The book is entirely about the implications of porn on the people who watch it.

I especially valued the discussion of the few scientific studies in this era, from the 1970s, and why there has been no follow up.

Paul is an important writer and this book had some political impact.

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