Polly Barton

Porn

How do we talk about porn? Why it is that when we do talk about porn, we tend to retreat into the abstract? How do we have meaningful conversations about it with those closest to us? In Porn: An Oral History, her extraordinary second book, Polly Barton interrogates the absence of discussion around a topic that is ubiquitous and influences our daily lives. In her search for understanding, she spent a year initiating intimate conversations with twenty acquaintances of a range of ages, genders and sexualities about everything and anything related to porn: watching habits, emotions and feelings of guilt, embarrassment, disgust and shame, fantasy and desire. Soon, unfolding before her, was exactly the book that she had been longing to encounter — not a traditional history, but the raw, honest truth about what we aren't saying. A landmark work of oral history written in the spirit of Nell Dunn, Porn is a thrilling, thought-provoking, revelatory, revealing, joyfully informative and informal exploration of a subject that has always retained an element of the taboo.
342 printed pages
Copyright owner
Bookwire
Original publication
2023
Publication year
2023
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Impressions

  • Paulashared an impression3 months ago
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    Who cares about talking about porn? Like who cares if you play or not play with yourself and what turns you on or not. Disgusting book... Porn is an issue in the society and causes addiction and break ups from real, physical partners. Don't recomend reading this

  • مسك محمدshared an impression3 months ago
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    💩Utter Crap
    💤Borrrriiinnng!

Quotes

  • Carsten Munthehas quotedlast month
    I wouldn’t want to watch someone who looks like me having sex. I wouldn’t want to watch someone who has a little roll of stomach having sex. And yet I want to have sex, stomach and all. So I find that really disappointing of myself.
  • Carsten Munthehas quotedlast month
    I think what bothers me is that I’ve realized I am more attracted when it’s beautiful people making porn.
  • Carsten Munthehas quotedlast month
    I just want to have an orgasm and go to bed?

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