Barnard’s new book on the British sex industry is a thoroughly
entertaining new tome, taking in the mainstream porn world, the
scuzzy end of the market which no-one ever discusses and the anti-sex
campaigners with a fresh, honest writing style that makes it a
pleasure to read.
Broken up into short chapters, the book invites you to pick it
up for short burst reading, but is fascinating enough to draw
you in and make you go through the entire thing in one go.
If you wanted to know what went on at bukkake parties or Porn
Addiction programmes, look no further – Barnard has been
there for you. He also tries his hand at gay sex chat lines, allows
Mediawatch head John Beyer to make a fool of himself and talks
to porn pirates – something which upset sex shop owners
when the chapter was extracted in trade mag ETO,
the legit retailers failing to realise that it is their own excessive
prices which drive punters to the bootleggers.
Barnard is refreshingly non-judgemental and honest about his interest
in sex – there are many references to his masturbatory habits
here – and the result is a book which not only lifts the
lid on British sexual entertainment but proceeds to stick its
head into the toilet bowl.
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