What makes porn, porn? Why is a Playboy centerfold porn when the Venus de Milo isn't? How long have we been making porn? And importantly, is porn addictive?
Today's guest is Dr. Joshua Grubbs, professor of psychology at Bowling Green State University.
Citations and further reading:
- Porn could have a bigger economic influence on the US than Netflix by Ross Benes, Quartz
- The Film Industry Made A Record-Breaking $100 Billion Last Year by Rosa Escandon, Forbes
- Jacobellis v. Ohio (1964) by David L. Hudson Jr., The First Amendment Encyclopedia
- Movie Day at the Supreme Court or "I Know It When I See It": A History of the Definition of Obscenity, FindLaw
- Pornography Is Protected by the First Amendment by Damon Root, Reason.com
- Surveying Pornography Use: A Shaky Science Resting on Poor Measurement Foundations, Kohut et. al., The Journal of Sex Research
- The Kama Sutra as a Work of Philosophy by Manu Joseph, New York Times
- Pornography by John Philip Jenkins, Britannica.com
- The History of Pornography No More Prudish Than the Present by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
- What Does "Porn" Mean Anyway? by Taylor Kohut, Psychology Today
- A ‘Sexy Book’ Editor Unveils Porn’s History by Julie Ma, The Cut
- Esquire, Britannica.com
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