DescriptionThis anthology takes the ever-controversial discussion of pornography out of solely academic circles; it expands the questions about porn that academics might tackle and opens the conversation to those who know it best—the creators and users of porn.
- Features essays on non-traditional issues in porn, including celebrity sex tapes, virtual sex, S&M, homosexual porn, and technology’s impact on the porn industry
- Features fascinating insights from psychologists, a lawyer, and an English professor, as well as industry insiders such as Dylan Ryder
- A fun, entertaining, and philosophically provocative approach to pornography, written for the general reader
Foreword: Filling in the Cave (Gram Ponante).
Dirty Mindedness: An Introduction to Porn - Philosophy for Everyone (Dave Monroe).
Part I: Lights, Camera, Action!: Sundry Sexy Thoughts.
1 The Jizz Biz and Quality of Life (Dylan Ryder and Dave Monroe).
2 Strange Bedfellows: The Interpenetration of Philosophy and Pornography (Andrew Aberdein).
Part II: The Pornographic Mind: Psychology and Porn.
3 Yes. Yes! Yes!! What do Mona's Moans Tell us About her Sexual Pleasure? (Anne K. Gordon and Shane W. Kraus).
4 Pornography as Simulation (Theodore Bach).
5 Brothers' Milk: The Erotic and the Lethal In Bareback Pornography (Casey McKittrick).
Part III: Between the Sheets: Porn Ethics and Personal Relationships.
6 Strange Love, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Porn (Tait Szabo).
7 Cheating with Jenna: Monogamy, Pornography and Erotica (Fiona Woollard).
8 Celebrity Sex Tapes: A Contemporary Cautionary Tale (Darci Doll).
Part IV: Talking Dirty: Legal Issues and Free Speech.
9 One Man’s Trash is another Man’s Pleasure: Obscenity, Pornography, and the Law (Jacob M. Held).
10 What’s Wrong with Porn? (Mimi Marinucci).
11 Bumper Stickers and Boobs: Why the Free Speech Argument for Porn Fails (J.K. Miles).
Part V: The Art of Dirty: Porn and Aesthetic Value.
12 The ‘Fine Art’ of Pornography? The Conflict Between Artistic Value and Pornographic Value (Christopher Bartel).
13 An Unholy Trinity: The Beautiful, The Romantic and The Vulgar (Lawrence Howe).
14 The Problem with the Problem with Pornography (David Rose).
Part VI: Porn and Technology.
15 Something for Everyone: Busty Latin Anal Nurses in Leather and Glasses (Roger T. Pipe).
16 Sex, Lies and Virtual Reality (Matthew Brophy).
Part VII: Kink: Alternative Porn and BDSM.
17 What Do Heterosexual Men Get Out of Consuming Girl-Girl Pornography? (Chad Parkhill).
18 Hit Me With Your Best Shot: The ‘Violent’ Controversy Surrounding SM Porn (Ummni Khan).
19 Ruminations of a Dominatriz: An Interview with Mz. Berlin (Mz. Berlin and Dave Monroe).
Appendix A: Notes on Contributors.