Intimate adventures Sex blogs, sex 'blooks' and women's sexual narration

ATTWOOD, F. (2009). Intimate adventures Sex blogs, sex 'blooks' and women's sexual narration. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 12 (1), 5-20.

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Abstract

This article examines women's sexual narration in sex blogs, sex 'blooks' and other popular representations of female sexuality. It asks how sex blogs draw on women's association with autobiographical forms and on the connections between accounts of female sexuality, the confessional and notions of authenticity. It focuses on the popular and award-winning sex blogs Belle de Jour and Girl with a One Track Mind. Both have been turned into books (2005 and 2006), and are early examples of the 'blook', a genre which has been described as 'the world's fastest-growing new kind of book'. This article examines these in relation to other key postfeminist texts such as Sex and the City (1996, 1998-2004 and 2008), and to the broader cultural context where women are increasingly presented as active and autonomous sexual narrators and sexual adventuresses.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Identification Number: 10.1177/1367549408098702
Depositing User: Helen Garner
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2010 12:18
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2011 14:04
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2713

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