Welcome to the Living With Porn(ography) project website. On here you’ll find information and updates about the project, the project blog, and contact details.
Living With Porn(ography): Women’s Experiences of Pornography is a research project being conducted as part of a PhD in the Department of Sociological Studies at the University of Sheffield. It will investigate, together with the women who participate, what women’s varying experiences of pornography are, and their feelings, opinions and thoughts on it. The project is being conducted through a regularly meeting research group, the project is no longer recruiting women to take part but if you are interested in our research do get in touch to find out more about what we are doing.
This research is open to all self defining women, and is receptive to all opinions and feelings on pornography: positive, negative, indifferent and everything in between. This research also welcomes and invites all different experiences of pornography.
Pornography has long been a controversial issue within society, and continues to be so today. The growth of the internet and the development of new technologies have made pornography more available and accessible than ever before. There is much discussion about the impact that pornography has on women, and contradictory accounts of its positive and negative implications. Despite this, very little research asks women about how they experience this for themselves. This research will seek to challenge that, and ask women how they feel about pornography directly.