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Sep 21

Book: Make Love not Porn

love not porn_Hardcore pornography is becoming so ubiquitous on the web, it is shaping and distorting the way many of today’s young men and women think about sex and intimacy.

Author Cindy Gallop discovered this through personal experience.

In a bold, honest book, she describes numerous examples of porn-influenced behaviour from the hilarious to the disturbing. “Make Love Not Porn” is part of the new TED Books series. TED Books are short digital books that present a single powerful idea.

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Here are some other comments about her book:

Most parents do not want to think about their teenage children having sex. Or viewing sex. Or talking about sex with their peers. But the truth is they do. A lot. What Cindy Gallop has done with this honest, insightful book is expose the fallacy that porn is only for grown-ups and that children will develop their own sexual modus operandi in a natural, organic fashion. They won’t.

“If today’s parents are too afraid to discuss sex and porn with their children, they should at least tell them to read this book. It will open their eyes to the fact that they have been fed a series of unreal expectations and beliefs about what constitutes good sex. Cindy’s work deserves attention at the highest level. As a reader, I salute her eloquence. As a mom, I thank God for her courage.”  By Kate Bristow on February 25, 2011

Another comment:

“I’ve always been a little more into learning about sex since I was a teenager, so naturally I fidelity couple2went into the porn business to gain knowledge through experience. I am strictly on the business side, but I can’t say that working in porn hasn’t affected my personal sex life. After reading this book in which Cindy points out comparisons of real life sex vs. porno sex, I can easily say that I have a new view on sex all together.

“While I was growing up I didn’t know porn was fake until I was actually on a porn set. I am 25 years old and fortunately I didn’t have as much easy access to porn or the internet until after I was 18 years old. I can’t imagine what my teenage nieces and nephew think real life sex is like, and I’m sure their #1 teacher is the computer and their friends who watch porn on the internet.

“I read Cindy’s book in one night, finished most of it while at the laundromat. Make Love Not Porn helped me realize that i don’t have to be a “porn star” in bed all the time. You must read this book because it is a different form of sex education that you can’t get in school, porn, or from your parents. Very enlightening and will change the way you have sex, for the better!
Thank you Cindy Gallop! “ By ZeBek on June 22, 2011

Another view:

fhead03“It never ceases to amaze me how little our culture values sex. We neither celebrate it nor defend it. We hide it as if it doesn’t happen and we allow it to be demonized, ridiculed and marginalized. Cindy’s overall premise (that porn is becoming both the defacto education and the only strong POV regarding sex) and the stories and examples she presents have a strong and important message. There needs to be other voices out there.

“There needs to be conversations about real sex. There needs to be a counterbalance to the ubiquity of porn. Not that porn is bad, but that porn is only one dimension of sex and there are many others that are not given a stage or a voice. Well done cindy for being a voice i the wilderness. Anyone with children, teenagers or even wanting a healthy and honest sex life, read this book.”   By williamtheliar on February 28, 2011

I trust this book will help in any issues that may come up in Conflict Solutions.

Susanne Fengler. Blog Author

www.thebookaboutyou.mentorsnotebook.com

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