Porn and taboo: it’s awfully quiet in here

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All italicised quotations are from our porn survey respondents The thing about porn (well, yes, one of many things, but this is a real big one), is that although as a generation we’ve accepted it as a staple, we still feel uncomfortable talking about it. We shy away from interrogating it. Porn’s both completely normalised, … Continued

Porn and sex ed: the wilderness years

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Boom, there it is. A throbbing clitoris, a glistening pair of boobs, one ginormous wang. Right in your puppy-fatted face. You’re 11, and, along with your best friend, you’ve just followed another pal’s knowing advice to ‘look up porn on Google’. You’re both a bit overwhelmed, but there’s no kind of reference point to help … Continued

Sex, spanking and secrets: porn’s impact onto intimacy

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Thanks to porn, heterosexual women today are expected to accept being spanked, and to have men cum in their faces, and to take it up the bum – and while some of them are happy about this, a helluva lot of them aren’t. This isn’t wild speculation, the workings of a feverishedly feminist, porn policing … Continued