Is Nudity Porn?

According to a recent article in Yahoo Entertainment, it seems that singer and talk show host Marie Osmond is appalled at a stepmother who was walking around topless at home in front of her stepchildren. Ms. Osmond hopes the criminal justice system will charge the woman with a crime because, apparently, Marie finds nudity to…

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What Is Good Porn? This CNN piece reeks of smarm.  Does “good porn” even exist? asks the headline.  The assumption is that most porn is “bad,” whatever that means. Good porn turns out to be “sexually explicit internet material” — as apparently the author and his colleagues normally call it — that respects everyone’s rights,…

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Exciting News to Share My history of the adult entertainment industry has just been published, and the book is now available on Amazon. It’s the first serious history of the industry ever written, and my original idea was to call it, “A History of the Adult Entertainment Industry,” but then, my agent said,  “No, we’re not…

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What Effect Does Porn Have on Behavior?

Why Most Academics Dislike Porn Derek Thompson wrote an article for The Atlantic entitled, “What Is Pornography Doing to Our Sex Lives?” This is a thoughtful piece about whether “porn is good or bad,” and I’d like to expand upon some of the points it covered. First of all, yes, it’s true that most academics…

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