Chapters 5 & 6 of “Watching Porn” (Live Video Readings)

Yeesh, that Kickstarter really kicked my butt. I didn’t post the video of “Chapter 5: The Backward Slide” from my book, Watching Porn, because I was so busy promoting the crowdfunding campaign to fund my other book, Tracy Queen!

So this weekend, I’m treating you to not one but two videos of yours truly reading selections from Watching Porn! I did these readings live on Facebook, then uploaded them to YouTube for the world to see. I do a live chapter reading every other weekend to give the world a chance to understand the porn industry a bit better and ask any questions they’ve got after the fact.

In Chapter 5, I tackled the “women don’t watch porn” stereotype, adult entertainment as de facto sex education, and the problem with trying to police people’s fantasies. I also talked about my own complicated relationship with porn, and why I decided to stick with reviewing DVDs for money way back in 2008. Oh, and there’s a few minutes of me awkwardly fumbling with my phone, during which you can totally see that I am wearing granny sweatpants under my carefully manicured makeup and nice top. So that’s fun.

Two weeks later, I read “Chapter 6: WHACK! Magazine,” where I cover how the magazine I ran for three years came to be, how getting into porn is pretty easy, and how most people who do so are…actually pretty normal.

In both chapters, I quote interviews I’ve conducted or read, books I’ve studied, and resources I referenced in writing the book. If you’re interested in learning more about any of those, here are links!

People Quoted

Andy San Dimas, adult performer:
Twitter
Interviews, reviews, and more

April Flores, performer, muse, and body-positive and cannabis activist:
Twitter
Interviews, reviews, and mentions

Chris Zeischegg, formerly Danny Wylde, retired performer, author, artist, and musician:
Twitter
Website
Interviews and reviews of his work

Cindy Gallop, entrepreneur and world-changer:
Twitter
SFW MakeLoveNotPorn Blog

Kelly Shibari, retired performer and groundbreaking badass:
Twitter
Reviews, interviews, and more

Kristina Rose, adult performer:
Twitter
Reviews, interviews, etc.

Lux Alptraum, badass writer:
Twitter
Mentions

Madison Young, performer, director, producer, performance artist, author, and educator:
Twitter
Reviews, interviews, and more

Misti Dawn, retired performer, now celebrity makeup artist:
Twitter
Interview

Mr. Marcus, long-time performer:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/akaMrMarcus
That first interview

Nica Noelle, adult producer, director, and all-around doer of porn:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NicaNoelleASMR
Interviews, mentions, and more: http://lynseyg.com/?s=nica+noelle

Nina Hartley, legendary performer and sex educator:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ninaland
Interviews, articles, reviews, and more

Oriana Small, AKA Ashley Blue, retired adult performer:
Twitter
Podcast
Interviews, reviews, and more

Further Reading

A Billion Wicked Thoughts: What the World’s Largest Experiment Reveals About Human Desire by Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach

Coming Out Like a Porn Star: Essays on Pornography, Protection, and Privacy, edited by Jiz Lee

The Conflicted Existence of the Female Porn Writer” by Lynsey G.

Pornography Actresses: An Assessment of the Damaged Goods Hypothesis,” by James D. Griffith, Sharon Mitchell, Christian L. Hart, Lea T. Adams & Lucy L. Gu

The Pornography Industry: What Everyone Needs to Know by Shira Tarrant

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