In this week’s New York Times Book Review, self-styled professor of desire Amy Sohn looks at Pamela Paul‘s Pornified: How Pornography Is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families.
Citing Paul’s claim that increased availability of internet pornography has changed the way men relate to—and have sex with—the real women in their lives, Sohn concludes:
Not an actual trend? Why, just this past May, New York Magazine ran a story (its third in two years, incidentally) with the unambiguous subhead, Online Porn is Changing (Read ‘Destroying’) Relationships. In that piece, the author claimed:
The author of that unimpeachable bit of pop sociology? Amy Sohn.
Related: A quick Nexis search reveals that Sohn’s review marked the debut of the term “bukkake” in the pages of the Times. Expect a William Safire ‘On Language’ column shortly.