Pornified by Pamela Paul
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.
 

About Pamela Paul

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Pamela Paul is a contributor to "Time "magazine and the author of "Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families "and "The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony," She writes for such publications as "The New York Times Book Review," "Psychology Today," "Self," "Ladies' Home Journal," and "The Economist," She and her family live in New York.
 
Published April 1, 2007 by Times Books. 332 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Romance, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Forum: Book News and Reviews Paul makes two central assertions: that increased porn supply on the Internet (260 million pages of it, by her count) creates increased demand, and that the porn available on the Internet is often violent to women.

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Having already carved out a major niche among 20-to-30-somethings with The Starter Marriage , Paul takes on another bane of postfeminism: the Internet-enabled "all pornography, all the time" mentality of many younger men and its ripple effect on the culture.

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Mary Ann Layden, of the Sexual Trauma and Psychopathology program at the University of Pennsylvania, reports that young people who view porn are more likely to have multiple sexual partners, more likely to engage in risky forms of sex, and more likely to be sexual offenders.

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