At Home with Pornography

At Home with Pornography

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Juffer demonstrates how women's consumption of erotica and porn for their own pleasure can be empowering while simultaneously reinforcing conservative ideals. She shows, for instance, how the Victoria's Secret catalog functions as a kind of pornography whose popularity is enhanced by both its reliance on Victorian themes of secrecy and privacy and by its appeals to the pleasures of modern career women. In her pursuit to understand what women like and how they get it, Juffer delves into adult cable channels, erotic literary anthologies, sex therapy guides, cyberporn, masturbation, and sex toys, showing the degrees to which these materials have been domesticated for home consumption.The editors include their notes on safer sex in part to justify the fact that none of the contributions reference safer sex practices: a€œSerious Pleasure is in no way a lesbian sex manual. In the same way ... Safer sex is a case in pointa€ (II). Yet in theiranbsp;...


Title:At Home with Pornography
Author: Jane Juffer
Publisher:NYU Press - 1998
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