Pornstars Vs. Rest Of The World
They have higher self-esteem, like sex more, and are more likely to be bisexual, according to a new study.Researchers compared 177 porn actresses with 177 women similar in age, ethnic background, and marital status who weren’t involved in porn. Here’s some of what they found:
2.Sexual behaviors and attitudes
The results of this study were used to examine the damaged goods hypothesis, which is the general public perception that pornography actresses are victims of CSA, psychologically unhealthy, and use drugs. These negative views of actresses in the adult entertainment industry are widespread (Evans-DeCicco & Cowan, 2001; MacKinnon, 1993), although stereotypes of pornography actresses have not been systematically examined because of the lack of access to performers. The current study examined those claims by comparing self-reports of porn actresses to a matched sample, and the results did not provide support for the damaged goods hypothesis.
This study represented a systematic investigation that reported responses of porn actresses across a variety of domains and compared them to a matched sample. The characteristics of porn actresses have been largely assumptive, although much debate has surrounded the issue. Perhaps this study can provide some information that can be used to make informed decisions regarding porn actresses, rather than rely on stereotypes from sources lacking empirical data. Assumed stereotypes concerning this group of individuals were not found, as the damaged goods hypothesis was not supported. The majority of indicators of recent functioning suggested that porn actresses are not impaired compared to the matched sample with regard to CSA rates, quality of life, self-esteem, and recent drug use, and that they appear more similar to women not employed as porn actresses than previously thought.
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