Monday, October 15, 2012

after pornified europe tour

Program page for my book's official launch in Berlin
I gave a reading at the local independent bookstore in town last week and it went really well. The place was packed so that was fun, and the audience mixed: college students, parents, younger and older women and men, and of course some friends and even family visiting from out-of-state.

This Friday I'm off for my Europe tour with stops in the Netherlands, England, and Germany. I arrive Amsterdam Saturday morning on the 20th and will get only a few hours to rest before my first event that afternoon (here's hoping I'll be somewhat intellectually coherent). This will be a panel disccussion with me on the role of positive porn and my After Pornified book at Mail & Female, a woman-owned and inclusive women-friendly sex shop that has a solid tradition in hosting and fostering discussion on what the role of positive porn by women is. They have worked with numerous celebrity names in the field in the past and I'm happy to contribute to their awareness-building efforts.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

porn in the house and babysitters

The mom of a twelve-year-old girl who was going to babysit our daughter expressed concern her daughter might get her hands on some of my porn while she was here. She explained in an email:
I figure to research your book you probably have some porn in your house. While I figure this material is safely out of the reach of a 4 year old, I am just writing to make sure that it is also out of sight of curious 12-year-olds. I remember running into porn at a home as a babysitting teenager and of course I had to look at it. The father of the family kept magazines on his bedside table and I still have clear memories of some of the photos.
In any case, I would prefer that my daughter not have a similar experience at this age. I am sure you understand. Maybe someday we can chat about any ideas you have on how to discuss porn with your children.
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