Oct 11, 11
Read in October, 2011
This book was about a really clever idea - what if you had a computer spider crawl the web and search for the most popular search terms for porn? What do people really want to look at as opposed to what they tell researchers? What does this say about relationships and what people want from a partner?
This is a well written book (although I have to warn that they include examples of hard-core porn stories so you may not want to give it to your teen) that does a great job of blending their search findings with existing sex and relationship research. The chapters are organized by sexual preference (straight women, gay men, etc.) and each group looks at porn a little differently.
The conclusion was weak but I didn't really mind because the rest of the book was so fascinating.