August Round Up

Monthly Mini Review

blurry picture of a woman's naked back, her head is slightly turned to the side and she's pulling her long dark hair over one shoulder, a rainbow-like outline is around the blurry imageThe Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson – B The Butterfly Effect isn’t a romance. It’s not even fiction. It’s a fascinating series of short podcasts bundled together and currently available from Audible for free. Documentarist Jon Ronson embarks upon a year-long study into the porn industry and the effects of a decision by a German man by the name of Fabian, to start streaming porn on the internet for free. While it’s about porn it’s not sexy or erotic (although due to the content it’s NSFW). It’s about what happened to the porn industry in the San Fernando Valley when Porn Hub, X Tube and the various other free porn streaming services began (they’re all owned by the same company, based in Montreal by the way) and ranges through topics such as bespoke porn, the subsequent boom in high quality sex dolls, the Ashley Madison hack and online piracy.

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