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Pink Visual's Allison Vivas' New Book Now Available for Pre-Order

Pink Visual's Allison Vivas' New Book Now Available for Pre-Order
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Jan 15, 2013 11:15 AM PST    Text size: 

VAN NUYS, Calif. — Pink Visual President Allison Vivas' new book, “Making Peace with Porn: Adult Entertainment and Your Guy” is now available for pre-order.

Vivas' book draws on her experience with adult entertainment before and after the beginning of her tenure in the adult industry.

Combining personal anecdotes and data-driven analysis, the book is designed to provide women with a positive framework within which to start a discussion about porn with their own boyfriends and husbands, according to Vivas, who added that she wrote the book in part because most coverage of the subject is “negative and fear-based.”

“Even though adult entertainment is more socially acceptable now than it has been in the past, most analyses of adult entertainment focus on things like exploitation and objectification of women, porn as a cause of tension in relationships and other negatives of that sort,” Vivas said. “My goal was to look at the popularity of porn among men in a rational way, to remove some of the mystery, fear and anxiety from the discussion, and hopefully provide a more reasoned means for women to approach the subject with the men in their lives.”

Among the issues that Vivas addresses is the stereotypical presentation of the adult entertainment business as “an industry filled with powerful men and victimized women.”

“It seems like it doesn’t matter what you do in the industry, or how successful you are in doing it, the common assumption is that if you’re a woman working in porn, then there must be a man behind the scenes pulling your strings and exploiting you,” Vivas said.

To counter that notion, Vivas cites the stories and careers of noteworthy and empowered performers, ex-performers, producers and businesswomen such as Nina Hartley, Alana Evans, Stormy Daniels, Lexi Belle, Alexis Texas, Shy Love, T.J. Hart, Sasha Grey, Candida Royalle, Jincey Lumpkin, Suze Randall, Tristin Taormino and Joy King, among others.

In the book, Vivas presents a trove of evidence, both scientific and anecdotal, to counter a host of other misperceptions about porn, as well, delivering her argument in a light, familiar and sometimes humorous tone.

“The book makes a lot of serious points, but I didn’t want it to read like a lecture, or to bore readers by making things too dry,” Vivas said. “My goal was to give readers, female readers in particular, a new perspective on porn and the porn industry. As much as anything, the message here is ‘Porn people are people, too.’ The women in this industry are as varied and diverse as the women outside of this industry. We’re just as smart, just as strong, and just as in control of our own lives as anybody else.”

Due for release this spring, “Making Peace with Porn” is currently available for pre-order through Hunter House Publishing, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.

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