My First Blog Post…

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I’ve been an avid blog reader for years. I wholeheartedly admire people that can write. And by write, I mean write witty, funny, clever things that simultaneously make you think.

I also admire the people that blog about the research process, and the tumultuous journey that is completing a PhD. Throughout my Masters, I always thought that I should do a blog to document my journey, which in many ways was a transformative one. However, my innate ability to procrastinate like nobody’s business meant that never happened. Further, the time pressures associated with a one year Masters complicated that decision.

I’ve regretted not writing a blog throughout my Masters, and am determined to not let my procrastination get the better of me this time. So here I am, 4 months into a PhD, and i’m finally writing a blog post about my journey to completing it. Better late than never, right?

My PhD is exploring the role that pornography, largely internet pornography, may have in shaping young people’s experiences of sex, love, intimacy, relationships and the self. As I re-read that statement, I think it sounds like I actually have a clue about what my thesis is about. In actual fact, I truly don’t yet!

So follow me for my journey to PhD completion. I’m not quite sure what this blog will entail just yet, but i’m going to try and post regularly and keep you all (if anyone is interested, that is!) in the loop with the different paths that my research takes. I’m positive it’s going to be an exciting journey, because let’s face it, researching sex is fun!

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Author: keenetofinish

I'm a 24 year old PhD candidate in Criminology. My research explores the way that pornography shapes people's experiences of sex, love, intimacy, relationships and the self. I'm based in Wellington, New Zealand, and blogging to keep myself on track and motivated throughout my PhD journey.

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