Naked on the Internet: Hookups, Downloads, and Cashing in on Internet Sexploration
Few things are more misunderstood and cause more fear and suspicion than the combination of female sexuality and the Internet. Naked on the Internet explores how women use cyberspace, personally and professionally, to learn about themselves, connect with others, and make a living. Author Audacia Ray then goes further, examining the Internet as a valuable — though often problematic — sexual space.
Ray combines her insider's knowledge with the voices of a variety of women whose firsthand experiences include camming, chatting, and making websites; dating, hooking up, and forming friendships; sex and relationship blogging; and making porn and doing other forms of sex work. She also examines the power of sexual health and online support communities and the technology that enables physical sexual encounters.
Naked on the Internet is a guide to the ways women use, experience, and cash in on the Internet, as well as a critical analysis of the empowering and oppressive aspects of women's online experiences.
An Insightful Exploration of The Many Ways Women Get Naked, Get Off, Get Paid and Get Informed Online
By Rachel Kramer Bussel "author, editor, blogger" - May 17, 2007
First off, I blurbed this book and have known Audacia for several years, and have been thrilled to see her career advance and grow. That being said, I expected Naked on the Internet to be about, well, getting naked on the internet. And it is...but it's also so much more. Instead of simply going the salacious route, Audacia Ray takes the knowledge she's gained from modeling online, doing sex work, blogging, editing a print mag about sex workers ($pread) and being an activist and used it to write a book that helps illuminate both the everyday (online dating, health information) and the fringes (people who not just get naked, but have, solicit, and sell sex of various kinds on the internet, for money).
She talks to women running their own businesses as well as women who've met lovers, friends, dates, and tricks online. She dishes the good, the bad, the ugly, the sexy, and the so-so, and offers resources where readers can find more information. If you're someone who already has... read more
By J. Aragon "Feminist Educator" - August 28, 2007
I was trying to be witty, but opted for a one word title for the review. This book was really interesting. The author did some painstaking research to give a solid, historical background to what essentially was a part memoir and social history of sexploration on the internet from her viewpoint.
The audience for this book is wide: lay audience and university audience. This book would be really useful in a Media Studies/Communication course, Human Sexuality, Women's Studies, Technology and the like.
I read the book in one sitting this late morning/afternoon. One of the better parts of the book was the useful array of urls.
Her writing is clean and well-organized and I found myself engrossed. I was by a computer the entire time, when I read the book. I looked up some of the websites like Old Boys Network and their links, for instance.
If you're interested in sexploration on line, this book is definitely the book to read.
From the Hubby
By Rob McConnell "Hubby" - May 25, 2007
My wife Dawn Marie from Dawn Marie's Dream was interviewed for this book and I just read the section containing information about her. I have to say I was very pleased with what I read. It was well balanced and thoughtful. It's obvious that Ms. Ray did her homework and writes objectively of the Online Internet Adult scene.
If you participate in or are just interested in the Internet Adult community I recommend this book which covers almost every facet the scene.
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