She caused a stir — and coined a phrase — with her first book, The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony, and now journalist Pamela Paul is jumping into even more treacherous waters by taking on porn. Buoyed by a poll specially commissioned for Paul’s new book — Pornified: How Porn is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families — and conducted by Harris Interactive, the author uses concrete statistics as well as often mind-blowing anecdotes to make her case. Which is? In short, that no matter what your ideological or sexual stance on porn, it’s having more of an impact on your life than you know. From the erosion of intimacy in relationships thanks to a universe of cyber “other women” to an upswing in implants and generally unrealistic body expectations, porn is emerging from its late night ghetto into the bright light of everyday (paging Paris Hilton and just about any video in heavy rotation on MTV). Paul makes her point passionately… [she] wants to sounds an alarm and she succeeds.