About the Author
Feona Attwood is Professor of Cultural Studies, Communication and Media at Middlesex University, UK. Her research focuses on onscenity; sexualization; sexual cultures; new technologies, identity and the body; and controversial media. Feona is the editor of Mainstreaming sex: The sexualization of Western culture (2009) and porn.com: Making sense of online pornography (2010) and the co-editor of (with Vincent Campbell, I.Q. Hunter and Sharon Lockyer) Controversial images: Media representations on the edge (2013). She co-edits the journal, Sexualities and is the founding co-editor of the journal, Porn Studies.Clarissa Smith is Professor of Sexual Cultures at the University of Sunderland, UK. Her research focuses on sexual cultures, practices and representations. In particular, she is interested in pornography and other sexually explicit media: their institutional practices, representational strategies, uses and meanings. Her publications include One for the girls! The pleasures and practices of pornography for women (2007), (with Michael Higgins and John Storey) Cambridge companion to contemporary British culture (2010), and (with Niall Richardson and Angela Werndly) Studies in sexualities: Theories, representations, practices (2013). She is the founding co-editor of the journal, Porn Studies.