PATRIARCHAL PORN SCIENCE

Journal Porn Studies publishes an article by Pima Community College adjunct faculty member Jamie Stoops – Ph.D in modern European history, minor fields: world history, gender and women’s studies:

Just like heroin: science, pornography, and heteronormativity in the virtual public sphere

And Sydney University’s joseph Brennan in Porn Studies:

Microporn in the digital media age: fantasy out of context

This thought piece is interested in the impact of certain digital conditions on pornography. Namely that the context of the content, as inscribed in its original presentation, can sometimes get lost as it is shortened and shared across tube sites. What we find when this happens is that these videos are sometimes then interpreted as real sex by those clicking through. In this article I consider one implication resultant of the removal of context, namely the emergence of viewer speculation around the ‘authenticity’ of the clip as it circulates decontextualized across the web.

An earlier Brennan effort:

‘Bare-backing spoils everything. He’s spoiled goods’: Disposal and disgust, a study of retired power bottom twink Jake Lyons

ABSTRACT

This article uses star study and textual analysis of posts on popular gay porn blog TheSword.com as a means to chart the career of retired power bottom twink Jake Lyons and the manner in which his various career and personal decisions – such as to perform bareback and in fetish porn – are critiqued by participants on this blog. I argue that a discourse of disposal and disgust surrounding Lyons and his actions pervade this forum and that this discourse is worthy of scholarly consideration: not only because it relates to sexual health concerns resulting from high-risk sexual practice facing the industry and gay community, but also because it has something to tell us about the consumption of gay porn and the objectification and disposal of gay male performers, twink bottoms particularly.

This is what happens when Fairfaxers go on strike, the output of Daily Life insanity diminishes and I go looking for alternative sources of beyond-parody entertainment.

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