Today is the first installment of our new "Sexy School". Periodically we'll bring you an excerpt from a book title in our BE Sexpert category. From intruction to erotica - we'll give you a little taste to whet your appetite for more. And the best news? We'll take 10% off that title for a limited time.
(as seen in Oprah's O Magazine)
"Violet Blue has done her usual outstanding job of collecting and disseminating information on nearly every facet of this complex subject. Worth reading, worth buying, worth keeping!" --Mike Ostrowski, Correspondent, Playboy
Introduction: The Smart Girls' Porn Club
I have a confession to make: I never went to journalism school to become a porn critic. While I'd had a few experiments wiht boyfriends and made some hasty rental decisions, with mixed results, I hadn't really thought of porn as being something that one would evaluate in a critical context, as in good vs. bad. Much like the words smart phone and comfortable flight, the concept of putting words good an porn together in one meaningful sentence seemed like a contradiction in terms. One thing is for sure: when they asked me to become a porn reviewer at my job eight years ago, I jumped at the chance because it gave me the opportunity to watch porn for a living. I wasn't picked for the job because I like going to work in my bunny slippers. Nor even because I like porn. (I do.) No one knows for sure how one becomes a pro porn pundit and female porn reviewer, but one thing's for certain: I do it because I enjoy explicit sexual imagery. When it's good it turns me on. And I've learned over the years that an awful lot of women are like me in that respect. Despite what anyone says about women and . . .(buy the book and read the rest!)