A HISTORY OF SILENCE NEVER DID US ANY GOOD.
‘You watch porn. Right? You don’t have to tell us. That’s not what this is about.’
The amount we access online pornography is growing at an exponential rate. In the UK alone, there are 10 million porn sessions per day.
What if it is not the act of sex, but variety of sexual experience that is crucial to human arousal?
‘The Coolidge Effect’, assesses the evolving relationship society has with pornography.
As our outdated 20th century sex education becomes increasingly inadequate, how are we handling the ever-expanding porn utopia of the information age?
Using a blend of storytelling, poetry, scientific dissemination, interviews with porn advocates, addicts, mental health experts and scientists; ‘The Coolidge Effect’ examines how pornography affects our mental health, relationships and sexual experiences.
22 March 2017
Camden People's Theatre, London
(presented as part of Sprint 2017)
8 & 9 December 2016
Glue Factory, Glasgow
(work in progress performance)
19 & 21 January 2016
Into The New Festival- Pearce Institute, Glasgow
The Coolidge Effect was previously supported by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Into The New Festival.
Creating The Coolidge Effect has involved a challenging and lengthy research and development process. Have a look at some snippets of it at our development blog: