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Pornified: How the Culture of Pornography Is Changing Our Lives, Our Relationships and Our Families

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2006

    Misleading Title

    The title is misleading. I was expecting a book about how pornography has affected all of society, including those that view no or limited amounts of pornography. I was hoping to read about the effects of pornography, even among those that may not realize they've been influenced. What she chose to write about, however, is the relatively small portion of society that becomes hopelessy addicted to pornography. It's full of stories about people who are horribly addicted, but no stories about people that don't view porn at all. She wrote about a statistically very small portion of society. Don't let the title trick you into thinking she's going to discuss how pornography has influenced the average dude.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2005

    Pornified is an important book, and will change what you think

    Pamela Paul set out to write a book about pornography without ever discussing it as an 'industry' or resorting to religious arguments. She cites lab studies and public opinion polls and interviews over a hundred people, and her conclusions frighten me. Porn is addictive and changes the people who watch it, and the Internet has started us down a path that will be hard to change. I've never read, never even heard of anybody else approaching the subject this way. Well worth reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2005

    My sister made me read this book

    she thought it would help me be more sensative with the ladies. It was better than other books she made me read but some of these guys are such tools. I dont think looking at pr0n makes you such a loser but it did to these guys.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2005

    Unbelievable stories

    No matter what you think about porn, it's worth reading this book just for the stories. The author interviewed over 100 people and got them to talk about porn in ways that I've never heard or read before. Things that guys would NEVER say to their girlfriends or wives. Most of the men she interviewed seem like just 'normal guys' and their stories are bad enough. What's really scary are the stories about men whose lives spiralled out of control because of pornography. It's frightening how low they can go, and you feel so terrible for their wives and children. Personally, I've never had a problem with porn, but this book definitely made me rethink my position. I like books that teach about an issue without lecturing -- this book stuck to people's stories and that made what is actually a tough subject into a fascinating, even at times enjoyable, read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2005

    Should be required reading

    This is an important book that should be required reading for every educator, politician and parent. The ramifications of our society being ¿pornified¿ are shocking. I¿m no prude but I found many of the interviews a revelation in that they could be the people next door, in my church, or business people I deal with. I had no idea of the extent to which pornography is impacting our culture. Carole Sinclair, Frederick, MD

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2005

    An Important Read

    I was actually hoping for something more empirical regarding the effects of porn. However, as the author notes, you can't really do studies on porn without violating ethics (ie exposing people to lots of porn to see what happens to them). What Pamela Paul does do is far more important. She comes out and says what it seems nobody is willing to: porn is bad and here's why. If one of her reasons doesn't sway you there's probably four or five others that will. She also effectively argues against the philosophical/ intellectual/legal arguments porn producers use to defend their trade, and puts porn as an agressive business lobby in perspective. This book isn't always great. Sometimes it feels like you're hearing a certain set of arguments over and over throughout the book. And the title rubs me wrong (I got a dirty look from the person at the counter when I bought it:)). However, after reading the book, I have now firmly found a side on a problem whose prevalence I was not entirely aware of.

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