Porn Stars Are Not ‘Damaged Goods’ According To Study

A new study of mainstream porn actresses in California tried to see if there was any validity in the commonly held belief that women who enter porn have been sexually abused in childhood, suffer from low self esteem, psychological disorders and drug addiction. They surveyed 177 porn actresses and compared them to a sample of women matched in statistics such as age, marital status and ethnicity.

There were some notable differences, such as, the porn actresses being more likely to identify as bisexual. They were also more likely to have first had sex at an earlier age and also more likely to have used one or more of a list of 10 different drugs.

But more importantly the porn actresses actually had higher levels of self esteem, social support and positive feelings than women from the other sample and there were no difference in likelihood of childhood sexual abuse.

Long story short, the Damaged Goods Hypothesis is invalid. Porn stars are not drug addicted victims of abuse and low self esteem. If anything they seem to be sexually expressed people who seem be quite happy with their lives. Take that haters.

 

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  1. […] This story has been getting a lot of press in the past couple of days, those of you who are regular visitors to The “Oh!” Face know of my great love of infographics. Previous post can be found here. […]

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