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Pornology: Noun--1: A Good Girl's Guide to Porn; 2: The misadventures of the world's first anthroPORNologist; 3: A Hilarious Exploration of Men, Relationships, and Sex Paperback – Bargain Price, April 3, 2007
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Interspersed with her accounts of these experiences are tales of her and her knitting group's attempts to find love. Some sections, especially those concerning the author's mother, are LOL funny.
Pornology is a breezy intro to its subject, meaning it is very light and not very in depth. If you looking to this book for in depth product descriptions you will be disappointed. As a memoir however this book is a lot of fun.
Negative comments aside, I did like this book. I learned a lot about the world of sex and even wrote down some of the resources that she would drop from chapter to chapter. Her story has also inspired me to try a few new things and be more open with others about sexuality.
It bothered me how cliché the ending was. Oh yay, we get to see how everyone found true love at the most appropriate place ever: a wedding! Give me a break. And no, I doubt you went straight to a beach after a formal event to make sand angels. Rant over.
Having a fellow “good girl” (the Top Ten list at the beginning is hilarious) to guide me through this world really made the difference. Reading her own story and those of her friends made me feel like I was enjoying a good laughing, soul-searching, wine-drinking weekend with friends. I finished the book feeling just like the author says, "Relax, it's just sex." And since the book is really a story of how she met and fell in love with "the one", it made me realize how much my perspective about porn might be based on a fear of rejection. Firstly, admitting your attraction to another person makes you feel vulnerable. Then, all the mysteries of what might or might not turn them on is intimidating. And, like the author says, knowing men's excitement for porn makes me worry I’ll be inadequate. I guess, for me, sex really is about trust…trusting someone not to embarrass me or make me feel stupid…trusting someone with my heart.
But, if you want to really enjoy yourself, you really do need to let go of inhibitions and make yourself vulnerable. Sometimes it can be embarrassing, but that’s ok. That’s what the author did. She put herself out there.Read more ›
If you've already been to sex and toy parties, been to a topless bar, watch porn, read everything by Violet Blue, and Sadie Allison, or Tristan Taormino, I'm afraid you won't learn anything new or shocking, but Carrillo's stories about her family, relationships, and friends should make you laugh and possibly, you'll find yourself feeling bad for people who won't let go of their prudery.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Okay, guilty as charged. I picked up the book because of the original and titillating title. What straight guy -- or any guy for that matter -- would not want to read a book with... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Affirmative Entertainment
A great read. The author takes you and you feel like you are accompanying your friend on a slightly naughty journey (sometimes, very naughty). Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jbxo
I could not stop laughing! Highly informative while being hilarious at the same time! I loved the style of writing and found that it was an easy read that was hard to put... Read morePublished 17 months ago by KimG
Such a fun read! Read it cover to cover in the space of a day. Laugh out loud funny, with a true to life sensibility about some of the awkward parts of porn, adult toys and sex. Read morePublished 18 months ago by karategrl82
This was such a fun, lighthearted romp. It was an quick read that involved a near constant smile.Published 18 months ago by Alinita
A sometimes funny, always entertaining take on a familiar but all too often ignored taboo. The "-ology" suffix makes it easier to explain as 'research'.Published 18 months ago by professor
Wonderful and entertaining its a fun read for the sexually curious! Even conservative bonsai enthusiasts love itPublished 18 months ago by Kerry liu
I loved this book! Absolutely hilarious. Carrillo- Gailey is a fabulous writer. Thought I knew it all until I read Pornology. Read morePublished 18 months ago by tamara