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dc.contributor.authorWood, Rachel*
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-28T10:50:17Z
dc.date.available2018-03-28T10:50:17Z
dc.date.issued2015-09-07
dc.identifier.citationWood, R. (2015). Sexual consumption within sexual labour: producing and consuming erotic texts and sexual commodities. Porn Studies, 2(2-3), 250-262. https://doi.org/10.1080/23268743.2015.1051308en
dc.identifier.issn2326-8743
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/23268743.2015.1051308
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/621054
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Porn Studies on 7-9-2015, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/23268743.2015.1051308en
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the various connections between two particularly feminized fields of sexual culture – erotic fiction and sex toys – through an examination of the accounts of five UK women who are both readers and writers (or producers) of erotic fiction. The qualitative data evidence, first, a network of production and consumption across the fields of erotica and sex toys, and, second, the formulation of erotica writing/producing as a form of implicit sex work in which sexual commodities are mobilized. Analysis is divided into three themes: ‘informing sexual knowledge’, in which the educative function of erotica is examined, particularly around sex-toy use; ‘mobilizing sexual experiences’, in which I argue that writing erotica involves mobilizing one's body and sexual experience to add value to the product; and ‘managing emotional risks’, in which the emotion, identity and boundary management strategies particular to this form of implicit sexual labour are examined.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23268743.2015.1051308en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectEroticaen
dc.subjectConsumptionen
dc.titleSexual consumption within sexual labour: producing and consuming erotic texts and sexual commoditiesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn2326-8751
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalPorn Studiesen
dc.date.accepted2015-04-20
or.grant.openaccessYesen
rioxxterms.funderUnfundeden
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUnfundeden
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-03-07
html.description.abstractThis paper explores the various connections between two particularly feminized fields of sexual culture – erotic fiction and sex toys – through an examination of the accounts of five UK women who are both readers and writers (or producers) of erotic fiction. The qualitative data evidence, first, a network of production and consumption across the fields of erotica and sex toys, and, second, the formulation of erotica writing/producing as a form of implicit sex work in which sexual commodities are mobilized. Analysis is divided into three themes: ‘informing sexual knowledge’, in which the educative function of erotica is examined, particularly around sex-toy use; ‘mobilizing sexual experiences’, in which I argue that writing erotica involves mobilizing one's body and sexual experience to add value to the product; and ‘managing emotional risks’, in which the emotion, identity and boundary management strategies particular to this form of implicit sexual labour are examined.


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