ISBN-10:
1440842868
ISBN-13:
9781440842863
Pub. Date:
09/30/2016
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
His Porn, Her Pain: Confronting America's PornPanic with Honest Talk About Sex

His Porn, Her Pain: Confronting America's PornPanic with Honest Talk About Sex

by Marty Klein
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ISBN-13: 9781440842863
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/30/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 889,186
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Marty Klein, PhD, has been a Certified Sex Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for 34 years. He has written seven books about sexuality, including the recent Sexual Intelligence and the award-winning America's War On Sex.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

FAQs 1

Introduction. "What would happen if America were flooded with free, high-quality pornography?" 5

Part I Context

Chapter 1 Porn Explodes into America's Homes-Where People Are Very, Very Unprepared 11

Chapter 2 Moral Panics, Sex Panics, and PornPanic 17

Chapter 3 Updating the Panic-The Public Health/Danger Model 25

Part II Brief Interludes

Interlude A The Nature of Sexual Fantasy 37

Interlude B Deep in the Valley: Going to a Porn Shoot 43

Interlude C The Myth of Porn's Perfect Bodies 47

Interlude D Rule 34: What It Says About Your Sexuality 51

Interlude E No, Mabel, You Don't Have to Compete with Porn Actresses 53

Interlude F Guys: More Curiosity and More Empathy Needed 57

Interlude G Is There Such a Thing as Gay (or Straight) Porn? 61

Interlude H How to Watch a Lot of Porn and Have Good Partner Sex, Too 63

Interlude I Does Porn Demean Women? 65

Interlude J 45 Helpful Things You Can Learn from Porn 69

Part III About You and Yours

Chapter 4 Your Kids and Porn 75

Chapter 5 Sexting: Who Does It? How Docs It Affect Kids? 87

Chapter 6 Couples' Conflicts About Porn-Innovative Approaches 99

Case A Rachel & Jackson: Porn as Infidelity (or, You Thought It = You Did It) 115

Case B John & Bora: The Man Who Tried to Communicate Through Porn 123

Case C Jevon: The Man Who Tried to Organize the Internet 127

Chapter 7 How Does Porn Affect Consumers? 133

Chapter 8 If You're Concerned About Your Involvement with Porn 147

Chapter 9 Why There's No Such Thing as Porn Addiction-and Why It Matters 159

Chapter 10 Increasing Torn Literacy and Sexual Intelligence for Therapists, Doctors, and Clergy 175

Epilogue. A Complicated Consumer Product 185

Notes 189

Index 201

What People are Saying About This

Esther Perel

"Marty Klein is a keen social observer, a writer full of wit who challenges our misguided assumptions, and an astute therapist who helps couples delve into the thorny issues of love, sex, and lust. When Marty Klein writes a new book, I can't wait to read it. I suggest you do so, too."

Sandra Caron

"For years, Marty Klein's innovative and sensitive thinking about pornography has been very helpful to my students. His book America's War On Sex has been extremely popular in our curriculum, so I'm eager to assign His Porn, Her Pain to my classes."

Michael Shermer

"When porn took over the Internet in 2000 everyone panicked—except Marty Klein, who did the research. His Porn, Her Pain should be read by everyone in an intimate relationship, along with parents, clinicians, and lawmakers, to help us all avoid a moral panic over porn."

Laura C. Strom

"For couples struggling with one partner's porn use, this insightful book will foster deeper communication and understanding. Parents will appreciate Dr. Klein's practical advice on talking with kids about pornography. With humor, research, and case studies, this is a must-read for individuals, couples, parents, and professionals."

Dan Savage

"Marty Klein's take on 'porn addiction' and 'sex addiction' is invaluable. If you aren't already reading him, you should be."

Bill Taverner

"America has a love-hate relationship with porn, consuming it more than any other form of entertainment, while simultaneously wringing our hands about it. In a sea of activism and self-help books that feed on our collective anxiety, Dr. Marty Klein stands as an oasis of reason and thoughtful perspective. I am always so happy when Dr. Klein writes a new book, since I know America becomes more sexually intelligent with every word they read."

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