We objectify each other.” The consequences of this are worse than you might think.
The thin end of the wedge is less enjoyment during sex.
Men recreating the money shot is something that “has happened to every single one of my girlfriends,” she says.
The advertising executive, Cindy Gallop, became so irritated by this very thing that she made it the central complaint of her TED talk when launching her website, makelovenotporn.com, in 2009. Gallop is 53 and “only dates younger men, usually men in their twenties,” she tells me over a drink in London.
(And the English-speaking West isn’t even pornography’s most enthusiastic market – that honour goes to Pakistan.) The question is: does it matter?