An apology for pornography -- Pornography as poetic genre: three myths -- Decadence and the poetics of obscenity -- Pornography as moral rhetoric -- Tragedy and pornography: toward a naturalistic ethos -- Pornography and moral anarchy -- Pornography as comic catharsis -- How to make the world safe for pornography -- Censorship and human dignity.
Presents the argument that pornography is a distinctive literary genre, providing insight into man's demonic side.
Mate / Lauren P. Burka -- My professor / Ivy Topiary -- Lunch / Mark Stuertz -- What he did / Thomas Roche -- She gets her ass fucked good / Rose White and Eric Albert -- Queer punk / Bob Vickery -- Virtue is its own reward / Tsaurah Litzky -- Bajando La Luna / Ioana dp Valencia -- The case of the demon lover / Nancy Kilpatrick -- Day of atonement: Confessional / Michael Lowenthal -- Behind the mask / Serena Moloch -- What? / Marcy Sheiner -- Spanish moss / Stephen Spotte -- A Puja to Ganesha / Simon Sheppard -- Tumors & humors / Joe Maynard -- Real / Bill Brent -- Feeding frenzy / Ted Blumberval -- Real blood / Lucy Taylor -- Dictation / E.R. Stewart -- The butch's new clothes / Isobel Bird -- Soap and water / Allegra Long -- How coyote stole the sun / M. Christian.
v. 1. Introduction & biography. Justine, or The misfortunes of virtue. Philosophy in the bedroom. -- v. 2. Juliette, or Vice amply rewarded. 120 days of Sodom, or The school for libertinage. Dialogue between a priest and a dying man. Last will and testament.
Indecent. Indecent within the meaning of the Indecent Publications Act 1963,
Introduction -- Excluded words. Language: English -- Language: our neighbors -- Excluded images. Introductory -- Pornography, corruption and depravity -- Erotica: the sources -- Outside Christendom -- In despite of Christendom -- Transcending Christendom -- Exempt from art? -- Excluded actions. Introductory -- Incest -- Orgies -- Excluded people. Prostitution -- Historical. Introductory -- Augustine between Pelagius and Mani -- Orthodox Christianity -- Courtly love and adultery -- Scandal, accident, absence and suicide -- Love's loss was empire's gain -- The Cheshire scowl -- Libertinism: the religious phase -- Libertinism: the irreligious phase -- Sadism -- Stakhanovism -- Projection. The golden age -- Animals, foreigners and women -- Inclusion. The religious view -- Carpe diem -- Conclusion.