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Prison Bitch 02-07-2013 06:44 PM

Study - porn stars "aren't damaged" by profession
 
Study: Porn Stars Aren’t “Damaged” by Their Profession
A report finds adult actresses are happier than the rest of us -- and that being naked might lead to self-esteem.
November 28, 2012 |




A common stereotype of a female porn star is an insecure, sexually abused, mentally ill and/or drug-addled woman. It’s one supported by anecdotes (most memorably by Linda Lovelace’s harrowing autobiography) and rhetoric (the feminist scholar Catharine MacKinnon went so far as to claim that all porn actresses were sexually abused as children). But as for actual research? Eh, not so much.

Now, a new study claims to have debunked this truism, which is known as the “damaged goods hypothesis.”

Some performers were amused by the news. “As a happy, healthy female porn performer, my reaction is: thanks, science, thanks so much for proving I am real,” says writer and porn performer Lorelei Lee in an email.

On a similar note, porn actress Dylan Ryan tells me, “It’s about time that research catches up to the realities for a great many women who perform in porn,” she says in an email. “It’s important to me as a performer that the conversation evolve and develop to make space for the (as in any community and population) diversity of experiences, personalities and lifestyles of porn performers.”

Adult actress and director Kimberly Kane took a different tack. “I’ve found that everyone is damaged no matter what line of work they’re in,” she says.

Researchers compared self-reports from a group of nearly 200 porn actresses to those of women outside the industry who were similar in age, ethnicity and marital status. Not only did the report show no higher incidence of child sexual abuse or psychological problems among female performers, but it actually found that pornsters had higher levels of self-esteem and sexual satisfaction....


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CrazyPhuD 02-07-2013 07:23 PM

Now put that in your mouth and suck it hatorade drinkers!

Gadzooks 02-07-2013 07:46 PM

I've come across some "fisting" videos where the porn stars must have, at least, been temporarily damaged.

Jethopper 02-07-2013 07:47 PM

worthless without pics

CrazyPhuD 02-07-2013 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Gadzooks (Post 9386093)
I've come across some "fisting" videos where the porn stars must have, at least, been temporarily damaged.

What did someone sprain their wrist???

KCUnited 02-07-2013 07:50 PM

The gaping hole in this is the definition of "star".

Garcia Bronco 02-07-2013 07:50 PM

Lol...case studies. They aren't science.

And porn whoring will never be an honorable trade.

Prison Bitch 02-07-2013 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Garcia Bronco (Post 9386107)
Lol...case studies. They aren't science.

And porn whoring will never be an honorable trade.

Study didn't say that the public will accept it as a moral career choice, only that it doesn't seem to bring the kind of psychological and emotional destruction that it's opposition claims.

'Hamas' Jenkins 02-07-2013 08:07 PM

As a result of this, the number of fathers who want their daughters to work in porn is still zero. Contrastingly, the number of fathers who want other people's daughters to work in porn is an all time high.

Prison Bitch 02-07-2013 08:08 PM

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Originally Posted by 'Hamas' Jenkins (Post 9386140)
As a result of this, the number of fathers who want their daughters to work in porn is still zero. Contrastingly, the number of fathers who want other people's daughters to work in porn is an all time high.


This might be the best post i've read on here in the time since I registered.

:clap:

Garcia Bronco 02-07-2013 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Prison Bitch (Post 9386138)
Study didn't say that the public will accept it as a moral career choice, only that it doesn't seem to bring the kind of psychological and emotional destruction that it's opposition claims.

That's relative. That would depend on your point of view.

DaneMcCloud 02-07-2013 08:09 PM

I can tell you for a fact that Kimberly Kane has very high self-esteem.

It's kind of weird: Porn chicks aren't like strippers. Sure, I've met a few that were somewhat damaged but these girls see themselves as "Stars". Most make very good money and surprisingly (or maybe not), most that I've met own homes, cars, etc.

JoeyChuckles 02-07-2013 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by 'Hamas' Jenkins (Post 9386140)
As a result of this, the number of fathers who want their daughters to work in porn is still zero. Contrastingly, the number of fathers who want other people's daughters to work in porn is an all time high.

That is the smartest thing anyones said about anything, ever.

Garcia Bronco 02-07-2013 08:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 'Hamas' Jenkins (Post 9386140)
As a result of this, the number of fathers who want their daughters to work in porn is still zero. Contrastingly, the number of fathers who want other people's daughters to work in porn is an all time high.

Well said.

KChiefer 02-07-2013 08:28 PM

One less layer of guilt while watching porn, rejoice!


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