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Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality - Gail Dines goodreads.com

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'In Pornland—the culmination of her life's work—Dines takes an unflinching look at porn and its affect on our lives. Astonishingly, the average age of first viewing porn is now 11.5 years for boys, and with the advent of the Internet, it's no surprise that young people are consuming more porn than ever. But, as Dines shows, today's porn is strikingly different from yesterday's Playboy. As porn culture has become absorbed into pop culture, a new wave of entrepreneurs are creating porn that is even more hard-core, violent, sexist, and racist. To differentiate their products in a glutted market, producers have created profitable niche products—like teen sex, torture porn, and gonzo—in order to entice a generation of desensitized users.'

I just finished this book and found it quite eye-opening. A lot of anti-porn literature concentrates solely on it's effects on women but Prof. Dines goes into great detail on how it hijacks and negatively impacts male sexuality for profit.

I highly recommend it to everyone!

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Glenarchist wrote

Yeah, her work is brilliant and challenging. Essential reading for everyone, though trigger warnings apply.

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tnstaec wrote

I'd really like to read some material critical of porn, but the sad reality is that most stuff written on that topic are either religious-based or by transphobic "radical" "feminists".