A fascinating and in depth essay/article on porn and porn users.
'[P]ornography in particular is seen as ‘the lowest of the cultural low’, worse than the National Enquirer or Elvis paintings on velvet, ‘the nadir of culture’'.
Well, I have to say the view from the nadir is not bad.
I vacillate between feeling happy in Eroticaland and feeling that I should be somewhere else. Lately I've been wondering if the secret is that Eroticaland is not a country with borders, different to other Booklands, but just another region of Bookworld. Or maybe even just one way of looking at humans/the world.
Donna George Storey's fabulous erotic story John Updike made me do it is up at Clean Sheets, showing how a story can be literate, thoughtful and horny, all at once.