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Watching Sex: How Men Really Respond to Pornography Book Review Summary

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For decades, scholars, theorists, and activitists have made various claims about men and pornography: that porn seeks to humiliate and degrade women, that it teaches men bad things about sex, that it makes men violent toward women. But few if any of these commentators ever actually talked with men to check these assertions against the thoughts and feelings of men who use porn. Loftus spoke at great length with nearly 150 men across the North American continent, and a few overseas, to ask them about their experiences, perceptions, attitudes, tastes, and recommendations for social policy. Although the result is not a scientifically representative study, but more an initial opening up of the public debate into an area it has never really gone before, it should surprise many readers by overturning many of the social myths and presumed wisdom about men and pornography.
This report prepared by David Loftus








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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   1990's    -   1980's    -   1970's History of a people?    -   Yes Nationality?    -   American--General History of Art?    -   Yes

Subjects of this Historical Account

Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Somewhat sympathetic Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Smart

Setting

United States    -   Yes If applicable, liberal/conservative?    -   Historian is very liberal

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   2 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   5 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Book makes you feel...    -   thoughtful How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses on brief history of a lot of players How much romance?    -   2 () Is book humorous?    -   Yes If humorous, kind of humor    -   satire    -   gentle humor Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   descript. of breasts    -   lesbians!    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of other female areas    -   descript. of male nudity    -   homosexuals doing their thing Is this a kid's book?    -   Ages 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None Length of book    -   300-350 pages How much emphasis on small details?    -   4 ()

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