Contemporary pornography has become a massive archive of sexual scripts. To some extent pornography has replaced sexology, psychoanalysis and sex manuals as a form of knowledge about sexuality.
The People’s Porn provides the first large-scale history of American handmade and homemade pornography.
Sex in the Archives is an experiment in writing an American sexual history that refuses the confines of identity in sexuality studies.
Whether Language of Love is pornographic or educational may still be up for debate, but the film was at the forefront of this conversation.
Lust on Trial chronicles intensive efforts to purify American sexuality (1873-1915), and their epic failure.
The 1990 Soviet edition of Playboy reveals the persistent tension between the United States and the Soviet Union.
1970s pornography included far more than Deep Throat (1972).