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“Is porn ruining our love lives?” / Salon.com

Written by  for Salon.com.  Originally published on Oct. 26, 2011


It’s destroying Cindy Gallop’s romps with men raised on smut. Now she’s calling for sexual re-education.

Cindy Gallop has intimate experience with how porn is changing sex. That isn’t because she’s a member of the so-called porn generation — but because she sleeps with younger men who are.

The 51-year-old isn’t afraid to admit it, either — in fact, it was her opener when giving a TED Talk two years ago about her business venture, the website Make Love Not Porn. Avideo of the successful British entrepreneur, with her angular blond bob, tight leather pants and stilettos, giving the raunchy four-minute speech at the venerable conference quickly went viral. The popularity of the clip wasn’t just a result of her cheeky frankness, but because she articulated something about our modern sexual experience that is either talked about in a moralizing manner or not at all — that the proliferation of porn is profoundly changing the way that we have sex.”

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