Archive for Pornography

Better Than the Real Thing? Love in Blade Runner 2049

Posted in Film with tags , , , , , , , on April 23, 2023 by Jarrod Boyle

‘…On the surface, an intelligible lie; underneath, the unintelligible truth…’

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Milan Kundera.

The protagonist, a blade runner named K, is in love with his AI. She’s essentially a hologram, and in a pivotal scene, she organises a ‘pleasure model’ to come to his apartment so she can merge herself with it in order to make love to him.

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The Day I Became an Urban Legend or The Cautionary Tale of a Cock-Ring Gone Awry

Posted in sexual misadventure with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 11, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle


It wasn’t until afterwards that the hospital urologist explained the cock ring was incidental to the actual injury.


You would think that when I purchased my first cock ring all the way back in 2008, the shopkeeper would have warned me of the risks. Continue reading

Desperate Romantic: My Life as a Stalker (A Lamentably True Story)

Posted in Acts of devotion, Love letters, Observation, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle


3: Fifty-One Jokers and an Ace

Dear Eurydice, Continue reading

Home-Made Pornography OR, The Girl in the Red Photo and the Trouble She Caused

Posted in Love letters, Pornography, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

More than anything else, this piece has gotten me into a lot of trouble. And, I expect,  will continue to do so. Even though it was inspired by one woman, it has come to involve a number of others, none of whom were happy about it. Continue reading

Thank God for Bettina Ardnt

Posted in Journalism, Pornography with tags , , , on October 21, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

I hardly watch any pornography at all, but as an issue, it’s probably one of the biggest bones lying around the doghouse. Someone tipped me to this very interesting article, which I thought made an interesting counterpoint to Gail Dines’, also published in ‘The Age Newspaper’ and linked to via this blog.


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