Dr. Chauntelle on “The Web Psychologist”

June 27, 2015
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Dr. Chauntelle on “The Web Psychologist”

If you’re like me, and I know you are, faithful BaDoink readers, then I know you can never have enough Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals in your life. Dr. Chauntelle, the eminent scholar of sociology as it pertains to the adult industry and its connections to wider cultural arenas, recently discussed her book, Exposure: A Sociologist Explores Sex, Society, and Adult Entertainment on “The Web Psychologist,” best-selling author Nathalie Nahai’s podcast.

According to a press release detailing Dr. Chauntelle’s appearance on Nahai’s podcast, the sociologist remarked on the opportunity, saying, “My book, Exposure, is a fresh look at the business of adult entertainment and the people who have made it the cultural force it is today. It also demystifies some of the misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding pornography.”

“From the disconnect between what societies claim to think about the adult entertainment versus actual behaviors, to the changing expression of female sexuality over recent years, Dr. Chauntelle explores our relationship to sex, society, and ourselves through the lens of adult entertainment. An interview not to be missed,” said Nahai of the interview.

Nahai, who wrote Webs of Influence: The Psychology of Online Persuasion, brings many different types of people to her podcast in hopes of uncovering as much about how online technology influences how humans act in relation to it and to society being affected by the web as possible. The writer conceived the idea of web psychology in 2011 – according to her site, web psychology can be defined as “the empirical study of how our online environments influence our attitudes and behaviors” – and has been applying it to many disciplines since.

In the episode, Nahai and Dr. Chauntelle cover a variety of subjects, including the importance of the adult industry in society and culture, roadblocks in altering public perception for the better, and gender inequalities in adult, among many other interesting themes. It’s definitely worth a listen or several, and it acts as the perfect precursor to Dr. Chauntelle’s intelligently titillating print release.

Not only will this podcast get readers excited, there’s also praise from the academic world. Associate Professor of Sociology at Northern Illinois University Kerry O. Ferris, PhD, commented, “Many conventional university-types have spurned Dr. Chauntelle and her work merely because of the topic. Do not repeat this mistake. If people are doing it, then sociologists should be studying it, and you should be reading about it in ‘Exposure.’” Quite exciting, to be in an age where these ideas get this kind of moving radio, press, and academic attention.

The 91st episode of Nahai’s podcast is available on her site, and Exposure is available for preorder from a variety of book retailers, to be released through Greenleaf Book Group July 7, 2015. It currently holds a high rank on the “Social Science: Study of Pornography” upcoming titles list on Amazon.

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