Astonishingly, the average age of first viewing porn is w 11.5 years for boys, and with the advent of the Internet, it s surprise that young people are consuming more porn than ever. And, as Gail Dines shows, today s porn is strikingly different from yesterday s Playboy. As porn culture has become absorbed into pop culture, a new wave of entrepreneurs are creating porn that is even more hard-core, violent, sexist, and racist. Proving that porn desensitizes and actually limits our sexual freedom, Dines argues its omnipresence is a public health concern we can longer igre.
Gail Dinesis professor of sociology and women s studies at Wheelock College. The author of two previous books and a regular commentator on TV and radio, Dines has been covered in Newsweek, Time, USA Today, the New York Times, Boston Globe, and Philadelphia Inquirer. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.