Raising America’s Porn Literacy -- and Managing America’s Porn Panic

When
Mon Nov 14
Where
The Commonwealth Club
Time
5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
Cost
$0 - $20
Tags
Author Appearance, Literary, Discussion, City
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Description

Less than 20 years ago, one of the most disruptive technologies in human history came to America -- broadband Internet. Like most technical advances, it was immediately adapted for sexual purposes. When it brought free, high-quality pornography into 100 million American homes, the country was simply not prepared for it. Dr. Marty Klein says we still aren’t. He says that as a result, the United States is in the midst of what he calls a “porn panic,” marked by high levels of fear, outrage, misinformation, blame and demands for action.

This is the background of the conflict many couples face about porn, of the anxieties of parents, and of the self-destructive uses of porn. In this talk, one of America’s experts on pornography discusses the context of our difficulties, with thought-provoking suggestions on how to respond. Using material from his new book His Porn, Her Pain, Dr. Klein will discuss building “porn literacy” in children, in couples and in porn consumers -- while discussing the scientific evidence about how sexually explicit material actually affects consumers, their relationships and society.

$20 non-members, free for members, $7 students (with valid ID)
(415) 597-6700 [email protected]

Tickets: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2016-11-14/raising-america’s-porn-literacy—and-managing-america’s-porn-panic

Location

  1. The Commonwealth Club
    555 Post Street, San Francisco, CA