Pornography as Sexual Authority: How Sex Therapy Promotes the Pornification of Sexuality

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Tyler, Meagan (2011) Pornography as Sexual Authority: How Sex Therapy Promotes the Pornification of Sexuality. In: Big Porn Inc: Exposing the Harms of the Global Pornography Industry. Reist, Melinda Tankard and Bray, Abigail, eds. Spinifex Press, North Melbourne, pp. 78-85.


Pornography is increasingly infiltrating various aspects of our lives. Most often in discussing this 'pornification' (Paul, 2005), we raise examples that we can easily see and recognise: fasion, art, advertising, television shows, movies. But pornography is also infiltrating areas which are not so obvious in everyday, public life, from the business practices of global corporations (Davies and Wonke 2000; Lane, 2000; Rich, 2001) to the sex practices of our intimate relationships (Dines, 2010; Haggstrom-Nordin et al., 2005; Paul 2005; Tyden and Rogala, 2003, 2004).

Item type Book Section
ISBN 9781876756895
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
Historical > FOR Classification > 2201 Applied Ethics
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Historical > SEO Classification > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Keywords ResPubID23933, pornographic industry, legitimate, legitimacy, relationship counselling, sexual intercourse, relationships, couples, sex therapists, sex advice, sex education, abuse, harm, exploitation, women's rights
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