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The curious reader's complete guide to the psychology, literature, finance, technology and history of sex, erotica, and the adult industry.



Working Sex Working Sex : An Odyssey into Our Cultural Underworld
By Marianne Macy

Armed with intimate details, this study provides an insider's perspective on the sex industry, opening up the lives of the people who live and work in the industry--transsexuals, prostitutes, exotic dancers, porn actors, and others--to relate their amazing experiences in this controversial and lucrative business.

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Porn : Myths for the Twentieth Century Porn : Myths for the Twentieth Century
Robert J. Stoller

If porn is our publicly consumed sexual fantasy, what will we discover by examining the creators and performers of that fantsy world? In a series of minimally edited interviews Stoller explores the realities and fantasies of workers in the heterosexual "porn" industry. The interviews are great. Stoller sheds a lot of light into an area of study which needs it badly.

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Coming Attractions : The Making of an X-Rated Video Coming Attractions : The Making of an X-Rated Video
By Robert J. Stoller, I. S. Levine (Contributor)

In this book, Dr. Robert J. Stoller, one of the world`s leading experts on human sexual behavior, joins with I. S. Levine, a professional writer and director with experience in the making of X-rated videos, to examine the backgrounds and motivations of the participants in an adult heterosexual X-rated video, Stairway to Paradise. Their interviews with performers, writers, directors, producers, and technicians provide unique insights into the mechanics and aesthetics of this type of video, the psychological make-up of the people involved, and the legal and moral implications of such films.

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Working Sex Eroticabiz: How Sex Shaped The Internet
Lewis Perdue

Sex shaped the Internet as it exists today. Whether you call it adult content, smut, erotica or pornography; whether you consider it disgusting or titillating, the facts are clear that without business and technical pioneers in the online sex business, the World Wide Web would never have grown so big so quickly. Without consumer demand for big, bandwidth-hogging sex pictures and streaming video, Cisco would never have sold so many routers and Sun Microsystems so many servers. Without programming pioneers trying to perfect video streaming software that would deliver images of copulation and procreation to paying customers hooked up with a 28.8 kbps dial-up modem, it is unlikely that CNN would be effectively delivering news clips of global breaking news. Without sex-oriented chat and forums to sustain its early years, America Online might never have survived. The e-commerce payment systems that are so common today would be in a far more primitive stage of development, security and usability. Indeed, without advertising from sex sites, Yahoo! would be just another Web company with a bloody red bottom line. The first no-holds barred business and technology analysis of the $31 billion-dollar U.S. sex industry and how it has played a pivotal role in shaping the technology, content and economics of the Internet and the Worldwide Web.

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1-2-3 Be a Porn Star! A Step-By-Step
                     Guide to the Adult Sex Industry 1-2-3 Be a Porn Star! A Step-By-Step Guide to the Adult Sex Industry
By Marianne Macy

Have you ever considered a career in the adult industry? Do you fantasize about getting paid to enjoy hot sex in exotic locations with beautiful people? The porn world is booming, with over 10,000 new adult videos released every year, but entering this secretive industry can be a trying experience. 1-2-3 BE A PORN STAR! shows you how to make your fantasy come true in three easy steps. You'll find out who the right people are, how you can meet them, and how to land your all-important first job.

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Adult Video Business: How You Can Find
                     Attractive Women to Star in Your Own
                     Adult Films, Make Money, and Quit Work
                     in 7 Weeks Adult Video Business: How You Can Find Attractive Women to Star in Your Own Adult Films, Make Money, and Quit Work in 7 Weeks
By Ray West

A "get rich quick" book with sex as the angle.

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Sex Sells : How to Build an Adult Website Sex Sells : How to Build an Adult Website
By AMD Inc.

Sex Sells: How to Build an Adult Website is a complete and concise, step-by-step guide to creating an adult website. You need no prior knowledge of web design, art, the adult industry, or the Internet itself. We explain each step to you. So if you have the desire to succeed and you know how to read, you have the potential to earn thousands or more per month in the adult website business.

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Obscene Profits: The Entrepreneurs of
                     Pornography in the Cyber Age Obscene Profits: The Entrepreneurs of Pornography in the Cyber Age
By Frederick S. Lane

Lane, a lawyer and computer consultant, offers a fascinating and informative look at the business of pornography and the boost it has gotten from technology. Telephones, VCRs, computers, and, especially, the Internet have increased privacy and reduced the potential for public embarrassment and prosecution from existing pornography laws. Web sites featuring sexual material are the only ones consistently making money, generating more than a billion dollars in revenue annually.

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Pornocopia : Porn, Sex, Technology and
                     Desire Pornocopia : Porn, Sex, Technology and Desire
By Laurence J. O'Toole

Author Laurence O'Toole argues that the expansion of new technologies--video, cable, the Internet--is substantially changing the status of pornography in society. Covering the American and British porn scenes, PORNOCOPIA features interviews with porn activists and police officers and is the first book to seriously consider the role and interest of the porn viewers and porn fans.

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Sex for Sale : Prostitution, Pornography,                      and the Sex Industry Sex for Sale : Prostitution, Pornography, and the Sex Industry
By Ronald Weitzer

Money, Sex, Danger and Power, it's all in a day's work for the typical sex worker. Sex for Sale provides a window into the world of sex workers, their customers, and the growing sex industry--in America and abroad.

A major contribution to our understanding of the sex industry, Sex for Sale is a collection of original essays on sex work, its risks, and its political implications. Covering areas not commonly researched, the book includes studies on telephone sex workers, gay pornography, Nevada's legal brothels, prostitute's customers, police vice squads, actors in the porn industry, lap dancing in strip clubs, and street prostitution. It includes discussion of violence, HIV infection, and drug addiction, as well as legalization, commercialization and criminalization.

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Prostitution : On Whores, Hustlers, and
                     Johns Prostitution : On Whores, Hustlers, and Johns
By James Elias (Editor), Vern L. Bullough (Editor), Veronica Elias (Editor), Joyceline Elders

How did whoring and hustling begin? Can one enjoy the work? Why do people pay for sex? What is prostitution like in other countries? What is the future of prostitution? This collection breaks new ground on a sensitive topic by bringing scholars, therapists, and sex workers together to study not only the profession but those who seek such services.

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Tricks and Treats : Sex Workers Write
                     About Their Clients Tricks and Treats : Sex Workers Write About Their Clients
By Matt Bernstein Sycamore (Editor)

Explore the insightful-and oftentimes intense-accounts of sex workers who look squarely into the eyes of their clients, the sex industry, and society as a whole. Tricks and Treats delivers private stories about homo- and heterosexual encounters that sex workers usually confide only in each other. Not another "why I became a prostitute" book, it provocatively turns the tables on the buyers of sex, giving you a window into sex workers' lives. Tricks and Treats gives you straightforward accounts by sex workers to help you understand the pleasures, attractions, and truths of this profession. Tricks and Treats tantalizes with its powerful collection of tales from a diverse group of male, female, and transgendered sex workers. Their commercial, cultural, emotional, sexual, (il)legal, and even spiritual relationships with their clients are discussed in intimate detail. You will explore accounts from streetworkers, escorts, strippers, porn actors, masseurs, dominatrixes, phone sex operators, an adult-video store clerk, an outreach worker, a sex educator, and even a sperm donor.

"IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE A WHORE, THIS BOOK GIVES YOU THE EXPERIENCE. It's so authentic and so well written. . . that I felt like I was back in the business."
--Annie Sprinkle, Prostitute/Porn Star turned Sex Guru/Artist, Sausalito, California

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Madam--Chronicles of a Nevada
                     Cathouse Madam--Chronicles of a Nevada Cathouse
By Lora Shaner

Sex is for sale 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in Nevada's legal brothels. Former madam Lora Shaner takes you into the parlor- and bedrooms- of Sheri's Ranch, in this compelling account of the sex-for-money culture.

You'll read about Mary Clair, the nun turned prostitute; Ellen the errant wife; Coral and Millie, the happy-hooker tag team; and Alice, the pro with the heart of gold; as well as the turn outs, part-timers, sex addicts, and adventure-seekers, and other ladies of the house.

You'll also meet the cathouse clientele: Lester the rodeo rider, who liked to warm up by playing horsey; Mr. Yamaura, who paid thousands for three minutes of pleasure; and Golf Guy, who employed Sheri's girls to help him perfect his stroke; as well as the hunks, nerds, pimps, cheapos, professional athletes, and other customers who ring the brothel doorbell at all hours.

Madam's piercing character studies and poignant sketches of day-to-day life in a legal brothel strip bare the myths about the world's oldest profession, revealing the hearts and soul of the women who sell sex-and the men who buy it.

Before moving to Pahrump, Nevada, and taking a job at Sheri's Ranch as a full-time madam, Lora Shaner worked as a civilian public information officer for the Department of Defense in El Paso and San Francisco. Now retired from the brothel life, Shaner owns and operates a small public relations and advertising business.

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Turning Pro: A Guide to Sex Work for
                       the Ambitious and the Intrigued Turning Pro: A Guide to Sex Work for the Ambitious and the Intrigued
By Magdalene Meretrix,

An essential manual for anybody who s ever considered a career as a phone sex operator, escort, call girl, exotic dancer, adult film performer or any other kind of sex worker. The actual details of sex work; how to get a job, how to keep yourself safe, how much you can expect to make, how to plan your exit strategy, and more... as well as dozens of juicy anecdotes about life is like between the sheets.

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Brothel: Mustang Ranch and Its
                       Women Brothel: Mustang Ranch and Its Women
By Alexa Albert

Perhaps the most prominent legal brothel in Nevada, Mustang Ranch held mythical status in contemporary Western culture until it was shut down on racketeering charges in 1999. As a medical student, Albert was granted rare access to this intensely private world in order to conduct a study on condom use, and lived periodically at Mustang Ranch from 1993 to 1999. Her routine study soon deepened in tandem with her curiosity about the politics of prostitution and about the prostitutes themselves. In this straightforward account, she details the brothel regimen (from the women's relative captivity to what happens during various "parties") and explores the private lives of the women who work there, as well as those of the "johns" and the workers who service the Ranch.

Yet the heart of the book lies in Albert's exploration of the sense of family that thrives in the brothel with all the fractious infighting, competition and camaraderie inherent in any community. Her short history of the legalization of prostitution in Nevada revolves around Joe and Sally Conforte who officially owned Mustang Ranch until charges of tax evasion forced Joe into hiding in South America in 1990 while illuminating the confluence of public opinion and economic forces that spurred legalization. Acknowledging her own feelings (which range from disgust to profound respect), Albert convincingly dispels myths about this mysterious world and provides a strong defense for the legalization of prostitution.

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Sex Work : Writings by Women in the
                       Sex Industry Sex Work : Writings by Women in the Sex Industry
By Marianne Macy

The original collection of writings by street prostitutes, exotic dancers, nude models, escorts, porn actresses and workers in massage parlors. These women speak out on sex work, their work. The chorus of their voices rises above the controversies surrounding prostitution, pornography, AIDS and sex in the U.S. The authors of this book are the experts--they testify to the realities of sex work. ≥Sex Work takes the discussion away from the screenwriters and places it firmly within the language of the workers themselves.

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Whores and Other Feminists Whores and Other Feminists
By Jill Nagle (Editor)

Strippers, peepshow dancers, and porn stars trade spiked heels for footnotes while demonstrating their often overlooked ability to engage in scholarly discourse in this collection of essays focusing on the subject of feminism as practiced by those who call themselves "sex workers." Along with the first-person accounts by such underground luminaries as Nina Hartley, Tracy Quan, and Annie Sprinkle, are forays into the sex dens by a number of academics. The writing is frank, though hardly pornographic, and many of the points raised and discussed are treated with more seriousness and considerably more insight than they usually are in the mainstream press.

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Global Sex Workers : Rights, Resistance,
                     and Redefinition Global Sex Workers : Rights, Resistance, and Redefinition
By Kamala Kempadoo (Editor), Jo Doezema (Editor)

Global Sex Workers presents the personal experiences of sex workers around the world. Drawing on their individual narratives, it explores international struggles to uphold the rights of this often marginalized group.

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Tales from the Clit : A Female Experience
                     of Pornography Tales from the Clit : A Female Experience of Pornography
By Cherie Matrix (Editor), Feminists Against Censorship (Compiler),

"Tales from the Clit" is like a pile of letters from outrageous friends -- if you choose to be friendly with women who like porn. This book goes into the heads of various women involved in the pornography world, and explores their good, bad and ambivalent feelings towards porn. The women involved freely admit that some porn is degrading, while other porn is fantastic.

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Skinflicks : The Inside Story of the
                     X-Rated Video Industry Skinflicks : The Inside Story of the X-Rated Video Industry
By David Jennings

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The Lusty Lady The Lusty Lady
By Erika Langley

When Erica Langley approached the female management of Seattle's Lusty Lady she was told that to photograph the peep show dancers she would have to become one. Through photos and texts that are both candid and affectionate, humanizing and humorous, readers see behind the impenetrable armor of naked dancers, documented by one of their own. Complete with extensive interviews which allow the people to speak for themselves, Langley's work juxtaposes stage personas with real people, showing the love, humor and boredom behind the scenes, and the humanity behind the stigma and shame. 180 photos. .

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The Edge of the Bed : How Dirty Pictures
                     Changed My Life The Edge of the Bed : How Dirty Pictures Changed My Life
By Lisa Palac

In the early '90s, after a stint as a senior editor at the groundbreaking lesbian sex journal On Our Backs, Lisa Palac took charge of a new magazine called Future Sex. Tapping into the "cyber" ethos that permeated the Bay Area scene--Mondo 2000 was in its ascendancy, while Wired was still a full year away--the magazine achieved a quick burst of mainstream notoriety and became a longterm underground icon. But you won't need to don a full-body cybersex interface to appreciate Palac's The Edge of the Bed.

With disarming honesty and self-deprecating humor, Palac writes about how she began to gain control of her sexuality. When she found a boyfriend's stash of pornography, her kneejerk reaction was to tell him that if it didn't go, she would. He managed to convince her to watch a video with her; that led to another, and another...soon, Palac was renting her own tapes and started writing her own erotic stories.

Although sex-positive feminism can be a powerfully liberating philosophy, Palac does not sugarcoat the hardships. Not every sexual encounter was wonderful; sometimes there wasn't even any sex. ("I was a perfect candidate for cybersex," she drolly comments at one point. "I wasn't getting laid, I liked to masturbate, and I could type.") But the story of Palac's spiritual and physical awakening and her efforts to maintain honesty and integrity will continue to inspire long after they've finished titillating--and that's a mighty long time.

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Working : My Life As a Prostitute Working : My Life As a Prostitute
By Marianne Macy

The candid memoirs of a New York City prostitute. Now in paperback. Dolores French began her working life as a fund raiser and civil rights activist. At the age of 27, she decided to become a prostitute. From New York City to the bordellos of Puerto Rico to Amsterdam's red light district, from courtesan to street walker, French offers an explicit, sympathetic, and illuminating first-hand account of Working. Dolores French was appointed to the Mayor's Task Force on Prostitution in Atlanta, Georgia; she was also a consultant for the Centers for Disease Control's study on prostitution and AIDS.

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Observing the Erotic Imagination Observing the Erotic Imagination
By Marianne Macy

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Selling Sin Selling Sin
By D. Kirk Davidson

Most products and services are marketed in positive or at least neutral environments. Not so with such products as cigarettes, alcoholic beverages, gambling, pornography, and firearms. For these particular products the environment can be actually hostile, and this poses special problems for marketers. It is these unusual marketing challenges that Dr. Davidson explores in this new study. Offering a unique cross-industry comparison of marketing tactics, strategies, and hurdles to be overcome to counter the lack of legitimacy for these products in the marketplace, his book will be fascinating reading for marketing, advertising, and sales professionals, as well as for academicians and students in these fields. Readers will gain insights into the difficulties of marketing these five product categories--why there is antagonism to these products, how marketers deal with this antagonism, and what specific marketing practices lead to increased social criticism. The study of these problems leads to a better understanding of the marketing of any product or service where the environment is unfriendly.

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Bound and Gagged : Pornography and the
                     Politics of Fantasy in America Bound and Gagged : Pornography and the Politics of Fantasy in America
By Laura Kipnis

Laura Kipnis, who teaches film at Northwestern University, adopts an unpopular stance: that of speaking for those whose sexual tendencies stray from the acceptable path. As such, she adds a different perspective in the always-raging debate on the role of pornography in America. Among her arguments is that pornography is often overlooked as a class issue, couched instead almost always as a morality matter. Realizing that many of those employed by the sex industry and those who support it are separated by class from those who deem it so unsavory, provides a particular insight into the perspective of those sitting in judgment.

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At Home With Pornography : Women,
                     Sex, and Everyday Life At Home With Pornography : Women, Sex, and Everyday Life
By Jane Juffer

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Hard Core : Power, Pleasure, and the
                     'Frenzy of the Visible' Hard Core : Power, Pleasure, and the 'Frenzy of the Visible'
By Linda Williams

"Some much-needed thinking about the social function of so-called offensive imagery has recently begun to come forth, thinking that leaves polemics behind and gets back to basics. Hard Core is one of the best examples of this development. . . . It is to Ms. Williamss credit that, while drawing on a wide range of theoretical work from her academic discipline, she never forgets that the quest for scientia sexualis takes place in an unfilmed, gendered world where men call most of the shots."

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The Secret Museum : Pornography in
                     Modern Culture The Secret Museum : Pornography in Modern Culture
By Walter Kendrick

An engaging, readable, and deeply perceptive analysis that details the evolution of the idea of pornography and its attendant and ever-changing sensibilities over the last two centuries. [It] patiently attempts to supply a cultural context for not only pornography but also the role that sexuality and imagination themselves play in our lives

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The Invention of Pornography,
                     1500-1800 The Invention of Pornography, 1500-1800
By Lynn Avery Hunt (Editor)

Ten essays trace the history and various uses of pornography in early modern Europe, offering historical perspective that sheds light on current issues of censorship. Among the themes is the linking of pornography as a literary practice with Western modernity and the democratization of culture.

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Feminism and Pornography (Oxford
                     Readings in Feminism) Feminism and Pornography (Oxford Readings in Feminism)
By Drucilla Cornell (Editor)

This vibrant collection expands the parameters of the feminist debate on pornography. In an effort to move away from the divisive frameworks in feminist disputes over pornography, this volume seeks to understand what pornography means to those who consume it, fight against it, and work within it. By opening up a space for divergent points of view to address the complexity of sexual material, this book seeks to forge solidarity among academics, activists, and sex workers from diverse social and political contexts. Feminism and Pornography explores a wide range of contentious issues, including how the meaning of pornography is shaped by changing historical and political realities; the role law should play, if any, in the sex industry; whether union organizing can change the working conditions in the sex industry; and how sexually explicit literature, videos, art, and music can promote sexual freedom. Contributors include such influential writers as Alice Walker, Audre Lorde, bell hooks, Catherine MacKinnon, and Andrea Dworkin.

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Defending Pornography : Free Speech,
                     Sex, and the Fight for Women's Rights Defending Pornography : Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women's Rights
By Nadine Strossen

Ever since Catherine MacKinnon and Andrea Dworkin began to call for censoring pornography under the guise of feminism, their debaters have focused on how the model antiporn ordinances they propose would undermine the First Amendment. Although ACLU president Strossen also uses constitutional doctrine to attack the MacDworkinites, her arguments go beyond her colleagues' legal advocacy. Her incisive new book convincingly argues that state control of obscene publications would subvert women's rights. According to Strossen, the claim that women are weakened when viewing images and words of sexual expression is in and of itself an "infantilizing stereotype."

She shows that recent Canadian antiporn legislation has been used to seize gay, lesbian, and feminist literature--indeed, to ban Dworkin's novels!--and she criticizes civil codes that would make publishers of graphic sexual material compensate rape victims because such laws diminish the guilt of actual rapists. Throughout, Strossen shows why she is one of the nation's preeminent defenders of free expression.

She consistently backs her arguments with thoroughly researched precedents; better, her lucid style is informed by a sharp, ironic wit that she supplements with citations of other feminist authors. One of these, from Anna Quindlen, succinctly states the thrust of Strossen's argument: "Silence is what kept us in our place for too long. If we now silence others, our liberty is false. No more gag rules--that should be our goal.

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Porn 101 : Eroticism Pornography and
                     the First Amendment Porn 101 : Eroticism Pornography and the First Amendment
By James Elias (Editor), Veronica Diehl Elias (Editor), Vern L. Bullough (Editor), Will Jarvis (Editor)

Some adult writings are contained in this survey of eroticism, pornography and the first amendment which considers the foundations and debates surrounding sex and porn. Scholars' writings mingle with those who work in the porn industry from actresses to directors in this survey of the effects of pornography on audiences and its place in modern society.

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Obscenity and Pornography Decisions of
                     the United States Supreme Court Obscenity and Pornography Decisions of the United States Supreme Court
By Maureen Harrison (Editor), Steve Gilbert (Editor)

Major obscenity and pornography decisions of the United States Supreme Court, edited into plain non-legal English for the general adult and young adult reader.

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Sex, Laws, and Cyberspace : Freedom
                     and Censorship on the Frontiers of the
                     Online Revolution Sex, Laws, and Cyberspace : Freedom and Censorship on the Frontiers of the Online Revolution
By Jonathan Wallace, Mark Mangan (Contributor)

A groundbreaking study of the legal issues and ethical debates surrounding the international growth of the Internet and commercial online services. The authors examine the pressure on the government to regulate this new media, scrutinize the ongoing battles, and interview key players in both pro- and anti-regulation camps. Ultimately, they offer a framework for a workable regulatory compromise in the arena of free speech.

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The Fantasy Factory: An Insider's View
                     of the Phone Sex Industry The Fantasy Factory: An Insider's View of the Phone Sex Industry
By Amy Flowers

The Fantasy Factory explores the world of women on the other end of the phone sex lines advertised in magazines like Playboy and Hustler. The author's interviews with these women, as well as her own first-hand experiences as an operator, reveal the complex ways operators and callers negotiate the shifting borders between desire and disgust, fantasy and reality, deception and belief. Flowers discovers that operators - who assume names like Tiffany and Corvette - create a virtual reality in which callers can act out fantasies that operators may find boring, disgusting, or even frightening. She also discovers that even those women who are skilled at keeping their "true self" and their phone sex persona separate find that they have to struggle to protect that self and to maintain the ability to experience real intimacy. The Fantasy Factory raises provocative questions about the manufacture of artificial intimacy and the technological mediation of intimacy, as well as about the social construction of sexuality and gender.

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Making Violence Sexy : Feminist Views on
                     Pornography Making Violence Sexy : Feminist Views on Pornography
By Diana E.H. Russell (Editor)

Excellent case against violent porn -- as opposed to all porn. A fabulous glimpse into the world of pornography. it has testimonies from porn stars. these narratives explain the incredible pain which they endured in this harmful business. the statistics enclosed will blow your mind

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Against Pornography : The Evidence of
                     Harm Against Pornography : The Evidence of Harm
By Diana E.H. Russell

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Raw Talent : The Adult Film Industry As
                     Seen by Its Most Famous Male Star Raw Talent : The Adult Film Industry As Seen by Its Most Famous Male Star
By Jerry Butler, Vern L. Bullough

Adult film star Jerry Butler (Paul Siederman) lifts the sheets on the adult film industry, pulling no punches. Those seeking all the "gory details" won't be disappointed.

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Pornstar Pornstar
By Ian Gittler

Pornstar is a mesmerizing, definitive examination of life at the epicenter of Americas multibillion-dollar sex entertainment industry. When Ian Gittler began photographing porn stars, his intent -- however suspect -- was to glamorize and legitimize their lives and work in the same way top photographers generally portray the porn stars' mainstream Hollywood counterparts. Girder envisioned a celebrity coffee-table book with gorgeous. enticing photography that would provoke a reevaluation of fame in our culture.

But as the author journeyed into the surprisingly accessible "underground" world of porn, his glossy, conceptual approach gave way to one of grim resolve. Gittler couldn't ignore the rapidly accumulating evidence of abuse and emotional disconnect. By the time Savannah -- the most famous XXX film star of her generation -- committed suicide, he felt compelled to address the heartbreak and fragile humanity he was learning firsthand are at the core of this subculture.

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Porn King, The Autobiography of
                     John C. Holmes Porn King, The Autobiography of John C. Holmes
By John C. Holmes, Laurie Holmes, Fred E. Basten

This is the story of John Holmes aka "Johnny Wadd'" the man with the 13-inch personality, as told by his wife. In this autobiography, John takes you from childhood to death. Hollywood, Pornography and the changes he saw as it grew, The Laurel Canyon Murders Case in detail, His co-stars,Drugs, betrayel, AIDS and more. Many rare never before seen photographs.

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Dirty Talk : Diary of a Phone Sex
                     'Mistress' Dirty Talk : Diary of a Phone Sex 'Mistress'
By Gary Anthony, Rocky Bennett (Contributor), John William Money

Who would have thought it? Over 20 years ago, some aroused gentleman began leafing through a nasty magazine and came across a B/W picture of some naked nympho begging helplessly into the camera, for some erotic phone conversation(I bet YOU couldn't believe she actually printed her phone # in the ad)! Is this same gentleman still calling? You better believe it!

He's checked into cyberporn, amateur videos, visited strip clubs and dungeons...but nothing can beat curling up in his favorite chair and hearing you coo sweet-nothings into his ear (saying his name a few times doesn't hurt either).

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Red Light : Inside the Sex Industry Red Light : Inside the Sex Industry
By Sylvia Plachy (Photographer), James Ridgeway

Sylvia Plachy, a photographer for the Village Voice, and James Ridgeway, a reporter for the same publication, have delved into the depths of the pornography trade to explore and explain both its allure and its vulgarity. There is a sense of shock value in exposing the most lurid of fantasies--a man who has his dominatrix mummify him in concrete--that is tempered with theories as to how such an industry could have evolved. We also get to meet for ourselves those in the trade, providing a walk on the wild side within the safe confines of photographs and words.

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A History of X : 100 Years of Sex in Film A History of X : 100 Years of Sex in Film
By Luke Ford

In clinical detail, Ford rips the scab off the underword of porn like no other thinker dare do today and reveals the dirt that lies at the heart of this moral stain upon all that is human and decent in the world of decent people who do not ignore natural law unlike those who act in or sell or like porn.

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when God was a woman Working Sex : An Odyssey into Our Cultural Underworld
By Marianne Macy

Armed with intimate details, this study provides an insider's perspective on the sex industry, opening up the lives of the people who live and work in the industry--transsexuals, prostitutes, exotic dancers, porn actors, and others--to relate their amazing experiences in this controversial and lucrative business.

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