Watching Porn

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My first book is here!

About a decade ago, I took a running leap into reviewing porn DVDs for pay, which led me on a rather unexpected journey through the fascinating realm of adult entertainment journalism, and I haven’t yet come up for air. My path has led me from reviewing gonzo DVDs to the stage of the 2013 Feminist Porn Awards and beyond, and along the way it took me down the path to published authorhood! My first book, Watching Porn: And Other Confessions of an Adult Entertainment Journalist, is now out from The Overlook Press!

Watching Porn is part memoir, part informative book about the inner workings of the porn industry as I’ve learned about it over the past decade. I’m not an insider, really, but I’m not your average porn consumer, either, and that puts me in an interesting middle space between the public and the porn industry. It’s a perspective I thought others might have an interest in, and it seems I may have been right.

Get a Copy Now!

You can pick up a copy of Watching Porn now from most book stores, and order online at the below sites:

Watching Porn Events

  • June 5, 5:00 p.m. EDT – The Pleasure Salon at The Delancey, New York, New York – A reading and book signing at a meet-and-greet event for the pleasure-positive community in New York! Free admission.
  • June 6, 7:00 p.m. EDTThe Strand, New York, New York – A panel discussion on porn and feminism featuring: Lynsey G.; Mahx Capacity of AORTA FilmsSinnamon Love; and founder of MakeLoveNotPorn.tv, Cindy Gallop; moderated by director of Cinekink, Lisa Vandever. Prepurchase a book for event admission.
  • June 8, 10:00 PM EDT City World Radio – I’ll be appearing on the first episode of the new “Porno Jim Show” with my friend Porno Jim for a LIVE show on June 8 on ! We’ll chat about the book, porn, and whatever else pops up! Taking calls live from 10:00 – 11:00 p.m.!
  • June 9, 8:00 p.m. EDT Sex Out Loud Radio – Lynsey G will be featured on Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino! Listen when it airs on June 9, or catch it later as a podcast!
  • June 23, 7:00 p.m. MDT Shakespeare & Co., Missoula, Montana – Lynsey G. will read from Watching Porn and sign books.

Here’s what people are saying about Watching Porn

“Easily the most charmingly informative book on the porn industry, Watching Porn fills a unique literary gap in the Porn Studies canon.”—Jiz Lee, performer and editor of Coming Out Like a Porn Star

“A project laden with humor, incisive insights, and titillating, winking bawdiness.”—Foreword Reviews

“A young, vivacious, sexually-repressed feminist gets a job watching porn. Hijinks ensue . . . A valuable and insightful contribution to our ongoing dialogue about the role that porn holds in society today.”—David J. Ley, author of Ethical Porn For Dicks

“An intelligent, provocative, and indulgent insider’s view of the contemporary porn industry.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Lynsey G. is an intrepid explorer, boldly going where few reporters have gone with such a critical eye: deep inside the real world of commercial sex.”—Tina Horn, host of the Why Are People Into That?! podcst and author of Love Not Given Lightly

“Watching Porn is a feminist’s trip down the rabbit hole through a rapidly changing, surreal wonderland. Get your girlfriends together and discuss this book over a bottle of wine.”—May Ling Su, porn performer and author, MayLingSu.com

“Watching Porn is an engaging romp behind-the-scenes with a ribald guide, exploring the many ways porn reflects and shapes our desires, and giving a longing look at what it could be in the future.”—Lisa Vandever, co-founder and director of Cinekink

“Lynsey offers a deeply personal and highly readable perspective of a porn fan who is critical of the genre, mixed with the insights of an industry insider. Watching Porn is a much needed view of the diversity of pornography today.”—Ms. Naughty, BrightDesire.com

“Watching Porn provides material…for serious debates about the place of pornography and the vast plethora of sexualities in contemporary society, this way becoming a reference in the documentation of the progress and development of the adult industry in the last ten years.”—Anna B. Volk


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