PORNOLOGY (Noun-1): A Good Girl's Guide to Porn; 2: The Misadventures of the World's First AnthroPORNologist; 3: A Hilarious Exploration of Men, Relationships, and Sex

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When Ayn Carrillo-Gailey confronted her boyfriend about his porn habit, he pronounced her “pornophobic.” Determined to prove she wasn’t phobic, simply more enlightened, Ayn set out to learn all she could about this phenomenon. Like any good researcher, she added her new quest to her daily To-Do list: 1. Drop off dry cleaning 2. Call Mom 3. Visit sex toy store on Melrose Acting as an amateur anthropologist introduced Ayn to a world populated by everyday people. Her quest aroused the curiosity of her female friends: her knitting group quickly turned into informal information sessions, as the women-single or married, involved or not-were desperate for information. What does XXX mean vs. un-rated? What’s the difference between topless dancers and strip clubs? Why is some of it actually not that stimulating? And why are men obsessed with it? Along the way, Ayn ditched the porn-obsessed boyfriend, and learned that one should not try to make change from a stripper’s G-string tips, nor is the Hustler store the best place to make a first impression on a hot guy. Pornology is the result of one woman’s quest to pierce the veil that modestly covers something many women actually want to know about. Suprising, hilarious, informative, and ultimately non-judgmental, this narrative is one readers won’t put down-once they admit they’re curious enough to pick it up!
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Booklist - Mike Tribby
Readers eager to spice up carefully constructed lifestyles will appreciate this spunky, funky, hip-young-thang's look at the wonderful world of smut and how it fits into contemporary women's lives. Modeling her research on anthropological inquiry, "good girl" (she says) Carrillo-Gailey was inspired by a boyfriend who accused her "of being pornophobic." Feeling challenged, she listed "every porn subject [she] was curious about" and began to explore. While friends saw her as a "spy" making "them more sexually savvy," she hoped "to understand men and their fascination with porn." The resultant book affords an upbeat-cum-perky look at strip clubs, sex toys, and pornographic videos, magazines, and Internet offerings. Carrillo-Gailey bought and wore "vibrating panties" (declining the optional $50 remote control, however), organized a Tupperware-ish home sex-toy party, and attended a seminar on oral sex. Busy, busy, busy! She achieved, and hopes to convey, greater awareness of products that "might add pleasure," whether used on oneself or someone else, as well as that, as with carbs, "there is good porn and bad porn."
Zink
"...a hilarious exploration into the male psyche."
nicemommy-evileditor.com
"...the writing is fresh and so freaking funny I was laughing out loud at times."
Bookgasm.com
"Carrillo-Gailey's writing style is breezy and humorous. ... PORNOLOGY is good for 230-ish pages of amusement."
Austin Chronicle
"She manages to master the laugh-out-loud anecdotes while baiting the reader's interest with real-world tips." (May 18, 2007)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762427741
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/3/2007
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Ayn Carrillo Gailey currently lives in Los Angeles where she first made fun of herself (sadly, this is very easy to do) in "Sex y LA," a popular relationship column for Ciudad magazine that earned her critical acclaim from The LA Times. She is also the author of Pornology: aka A Good Girl's Guide to Porn which is currently available in the U.S., UK, Germany, Taiwan, Macao, India, and China.

In addition to her work being highlighted in Latina, Cosmo, and Elle, Ayn's scripts have been sold or produced by 20th Century Fox, 19 Entertainment, & Showtime. She lives in Southern California with her daughter & husband, novelist Samuel W. Gailey, and has completed the manuscript to her next novel. www.AynGailey.com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2007

    Who knew Porn could be Funny?

    I picked this book up at BEA in May. Josh and I were standing in line for a Harlequin signing of Thriller, when he spotted the girl in front of us reading it. The title had caught his eye (hey, he IS a guy after all) and so I tapped her on the shoulder and asked which book she¿d gotten it from (with several thousand booths there, the chances of finding it on my own were slim, at best). She very kindly directed me to Running Press¿s booth and once we ran the gamut of authors at the Thriller signing, we headed in that direction. Boy, am I glad we did. As part of this month¿s non- romance challenge, I¿ve been trying to read some of the BEA books I brought back. For some reason, I grabbed this one off the pile yesterday morning. And couldn¿t put it down. In fact, when Josh came home and offered to take me out for a seafood dinner, which I¿ve been craving, I almost said no because I wanted to finish the book. I was starving and seafood sounded good, but I didn¿t want to leave the couch¿I wanted to keep reading! Josh did eventually drag me off the couch, and we went to dinner and out for drinks (Brianna spent the night at my in-laws again last night and it¿s been since long before she was born that we went out twice in one week!). We got home at after midnight, and rather than going to bed, I picked up Pornology and finished it before finally going to bed just after 1am. Here¿s the official blurb: Book Description When Ayn Carrillo-Gailey confronted her boyfriend about his porn habit, he pronounced her ¿pornophobic.¿ Determined to prove she wasn¿t phobic, simply more enlightened, Ayn set out to learn all she could about this phenomenon. Like any good researcher, she added her new quest to her daily To-Do list: 1. Drop off dry cleaning 2. Call Mom 3. Visit sex toy store on Melrose Acting as an amateur anthropologist introduced Ayn to a world populated by everyday people. Her quest aroused the curiosity of her female friends: her knitting group quickly turned into informal information sessions, as the women¿single or married, involved or not¿were desperate for information. What does XXX mean vs. un-rated? What¿s the difference between topless dancers and strip clubs? Why is some of it actually not that stimulating? And why are men obsessed with it? Along the way, Ayn ditched the porn-obsessed boyfriend, and learned that one should not try to make change from a stripper¿s G-string tips, nor is the Hustler store the best place to make a first impression on a hot guy. Pornology is the result of one woman¿s quest to pierce the veil that modestly covers something many women actually want to know about. Suprising, hilarious, informative, and ultimately non-judgmental, this narrative is one readers won¿t put down¿once they admit they¿re curious enough to pick it up! I don¿t think the blurb does this book justice. Told from Ayn¿s point of view, the writing is fresh and so freaking funny I was laughing out loud at times. This is a book that should appeal to any woman who¿s ever entered into the world of porn, to explore her sexuality and discover what works for her. Reading this book, you can picture yourself or a friend in Ayn¿s shoes, as her writing is so engaging you feel that she¿s sitting next to you, telling the story. I¿m going to share an excerpt from the book, so you can get a taste of the author¿s writing. Ayn has been told by her current boyfriend, Greg, that she is pornophobic. Being a list-maker, Ayn decides to take that as a challenge and makes a Porn-to-do list so she can experience the world of porn, she if she¿s pornophobic, and discover what the big deal is. Her first item on the list is to read erotica. The next night I pick up the least intimidating book in the stack: Five Minute Erotica: 35 Passionate Tales of Sex and Seduction, which promises on its back cover to be an anthology which i

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  • Posted January 27, 2014

    Very funny with lots of heart, too. The author is a Harvard grad

    Very funny with lots of heart, too. The author is a Harvard grad but never sounds too scholastic. The research is super entertaining. Your significant other will be very pleased with the tips you will learn from this author's journey. But most of all it was just a great read with a nice romance that had me on the edge of my seat. Only complaint that is my boyfriend kept stealing it off my night stand table to read it, too. He said it really opened his eyes about how women perceive sex (in a good way). For that it is worth the money. Read if you like Sophie Kinsella, Helen Fielding, Jane Green, Jennifer Crusie or you are interested in the subject matter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    Bridget Jones meets Sex and the CIty

    Surprised it was so entertaining while also being really informative. Lots of laughs but I also learned some really great things about men, sex, and relationships. The romance in it was as good as any chick lit book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    Not worth buying

    Horrible.








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