Magicalersatz drew our attention to what seems to some of us a bizarre cover for an edition of a book by Kant. Somehow in trying to find out what was happening I found two sites that combine serious academic topics – in one case even academic papers – with porn. In fact, there are only two so far, but I am really wondering what is going on. Perhaps these sites are just ways of working out fantasies. Porn, one might want to say to students, is porn, whatever other pieces in a narrative might be doing.
Before I mention the websites, a word of caution inspired by a comment in the original post. First of all, looking at the sites at work might cause some problems. We are talking about porn, no doubt about it. Secondly, I think it could well be triggering. If you have every gotten into a sexually tinged power struggle – whether or not it’s led to rape – the whole association might be very upsetting. There’s usually a huge difference between finding intelligence sexy and finding intellectual stature provoking, where in the latter case the provocation may lead to abuse.. I think both sites might invite memories of the second sort of encounter.
The first site is by someone who at least at one point seems to have been a professional philosopher, with reviews, and maybe a book??
The second has parts of quite solid papers in cognitive psychology/neuroscience along with thoroughly pornographic pictures some of which have a bit of a story line. One chief character is Dr. Scienide, who is a Florida psychiatrist, he (?) says.
I have found a vaguely related discussion from about 10 years ago here. Let us know if you know of more recent and more relevant writing.