LOS ANGELES — Sociologist Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals announced that her first full-length book, “Exposure: A Sociologist Explores Sex, Society, and Adult Entertainment,” will be available in stores from publisher Greenleaf Book Group on July 7.
The first-hand narrative is described as a no-holds barred testimonial challenging existing stereotypes about sex and adult entertainment from the perspective of one of its foremost experts.
“I’ve dedicated my entire career to studying industries on the peripheral of society, and to me, there is no community more enigmatic, more influential, and more exciting than the world of adult entertainment,” Tibbals said.
She added, “When I began this work more than 10 years ago, I went in with preconceived notions fed by wider society, and even academia. And when reality clashed, it was shocking, but refreshing at the same time. I’m so excited to share my discoveries and hope I succeed in exposing readers to some multifaceted considerations of sex, society, and adult entertainment.”
Delving deep into adult entertainment, the book offers insight into Tibbal’s explorations of porn. She recounts personal tales at her first adult industry trade convention, reflects on being a judge, and discusses struggles she herself experienced as a scholar interested in learning more about adult entertainment. She shares her perspectives, as well as gained knowledge within the industry.
Tibbals said she also touches on the classic adult film, “Deep Throat” — and its star Linda Lovelace — debates surrounding porn’s “natural” and “enhanced” body parts, and how an under-aged Traci Elizabeth Lords crippled the industry in the ‘80’s.
The author noted that she has written columns examining the value of porn as art on Uproxx.com, as well as debunking myths surrounding men adult film stars on MensHealth.com, and writing about porn star “bromances” on Playboy.com. She said she works to enhance understanding of unconventional communities in the general public.
Last year Tibbals contributed to the 4th edition of “The Real World: An Introduction to Sociology,” a college textbook featuring activities, everyday life examples, and pop culture references encouraging students to think sociologically, while also showing the relevance of sociology in relationships, jobs, and future goals.
The book features a foreword by Hustler’s Theresa Flynt.
Pre-orders are now available exclusively through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Tibbals photo by Beau Holland