Synopses & Reviews
Few things are more misunderstood and cause more fear and suspicion than the combination of female sexuality and the Internet. Naked on the Internet
explores how women use cyberspace, personally and professionally, to learn about themselves, connect with others, and make a living. Author Audacia Ray then goes further, examining the Internet as a valuable though often problematic sexual space.
Ray combines her insider's knowledge with the voices of a variety of women whose firsthand experiences include camming, chatting, and making websites; dating, hooking up, and forming friendships; sex and relationship blogging; and making porn and doing other forms of sex work. She also examines the power of sexual health and online support communities and the technology that enables physical sexual encounters.
Naked on the Internet is a guide to the ways women use, experience, and cash in on the Internet, as well as a critical analysis of the empowering and oppressive aspects of women's online experiences.
"With Naked on the Internet, Audacia Ray has cracked open an extremely important sphere of inquiry and she has done so with a fearlessness that, all on its own, makes the book worth an important one." Sex in the Public Square
"Thick with interviews and pedagogic commentary, much of which is funny and deeply personal, Naked gives its readers the distinct impression that Ray's been around the block." CityPaper.net
"Whether you are new to thinking about using the internet for sex or such an seasoned pro that you can’t imagine typing with both hands at once anymore, you’ll find lots to learn from Audacia Ray’s book." JanesGuide.com
About the Author
Audacia Ray is a new media professional whose medium is sex. Over the past seven years, she has worked as a curator, blogger, writer, magazine editor, adjunct professor, public speaker, video producer, and video editor. Presently, Audacia is an adjunct professor of Human Sexuality at Rutgers University. She also maintains her four-year-old personal blog, Waking Vixen, and her video podcast Live Girl Review.