I recently had a wonderful, in-depth conversation with BaDoink writer/reporter L. Isaac Simon — and you can read all about it in a not-one-but-TWO part interview!

Here’s how Isaac starts out Part 1:

If you’ve ever wondered where all the academic and sociological thought is on the subject of adult entertainment, we at BaDoink have just the person for you. Coming out with a book next month, and with a staggering bibliography of writing and speaking appearances, is our very favorite sociologist.

Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals, “sociologist at large,” has been in the thick of the adult industry for over ten years, researching the ins and outs of a world that is rarely viewed with an academic lens. Over the course of her career, she’s been featured in scholarly journals, and has written for PlayboyUPROXX, and many other publications, and holds a PhD from UT Austin. She’s a frequent speaker and podcaster, among other sorts of appearances, and is becoming more prolific by the day.

After a decade researching the industry, Dr. Chauntelle is set to release a comprehensive account of her findings and experiences, Exposure: A Sociologist Explores Sex, Society, and Adult Entertainment, available July 7, 2015. Having read the book, I can safely say it’s an incredibly poignant, painstakingly researched, often humorous look into an incredibly unique sort of sociological journey. It’s a must read for both adult entertainment enthusiasts and folks who hide their porn stashes alike.

Settle in for a long read — Part 1 and Part 2 are available on BaDoink right here (and here) — enjoy!


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Got a sociology question? Need some social justice informed life advice? Contact Dr. Chauntelle right here.