About my guest
Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals is a sociologist and author specializing in gender, sexualities, work and organizations, media and popular culture.
She earned her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin (UT) in 2010 and was a Visiting Scholar in the University of Southern California’s (USC) Department of Sociology from 2012 to 2013.
Dr. Chauntelle has spent more than ten years researching the adult entertainment industry, working to complicate popular understandings of pornography, its enterprise, and its socio-cultural significance.
Her research has been published in numerous scholarly journals, including Stanford Law and Policy Review and Gender, Work & Organization; her essays and op-eds have appeared in popular periodicals, including Men’s Health and Playboy. She has been quoted and cited in news outlets, including Huffington Post, Al Jazeera, and CNN.
Her first book, Exposure, coming out on July 7th, is an exciting and provocative foray into sex, society and our relationships with adult entertainment.
During the podcast, you will learn
- Why the adult entertainment industry and community is important to society
- About the disconnect between what societies claim to think about the adult entertainment versus actual behaviours
- The approximate percentage of all internet searches that are sex-related
- Why we don’t know how much revenue the adult entertainment industry makes
- About social discomfort around sex and sexual expression
- Issues surrounding inequalities of gender in pornography
- About the relationship between shame and sexual activities
- To what extent the availability and visibility of tech and dating apps are shaping behaviours and taboos
- About women’s involvement in the pornography industry over time
- Why women have been erased from social discourse around adult entertainment
- How notions and expressions of female sexuality have evolved over recent years
- Where to find out the real story behind the adult entertainment industry and the people involved in it
- The challenges of changing embedded social narratives and norms
And much more!
Resources mentioned on the show
Exposure: A Sociologist Explores Sex, Society, and Adult Entertainment – Chauntelle Tibbals
Nickel and Dimed – Barbara Ehrenreich