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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:25 PM Nov 2012

Pornstars are psychologically as healthy as other women? [View all]

I'm not saying it's true, I'm just pointing out that's what a study has found. And it's reported not in some third-rate publication either.


It is just one study. However, it does make this note:

"Some descriptions of actresses in pornography have included attributes such as drug addiction, homelessness, poverty, desperation and being victims of sexual abuse," they said. "Some have made extreme assertions, such as claiming that all women in pornography were sexually abused as children. Stereotypes of those involved in adult entertainment have been used to support or condemn the industry and to justify political views on pornography, although the actual characteristics of actresses are unknown because no study on this group of women has been conducted."

Basing your judgment on one study is better than basing it on zero.
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*** Warren DeMontague Nov 2012 #1
... SoapBox Nov 2012 #2
I'm glad someone did the study. There have been a lot 4th law of robotics Nov 2012 #3
A few other interesting details: caseymoz Nov 2012 #4
Surely nobody would argue that all or even most are Major Nikon Nov 2012 #5
Seems from the survey that about 4 in 10 do. caseymoz Nov 2012 #6
Dawn isn't very bright 4th law of robotics Nov 2012 #7
A classic straw man, too. caseymoz Nov 2012 #12
The thing is, like the "war on drugs", the simple truth is that the so-called war on porn is over. Warren DeMontague Nov 2012 #8
Not if sex workers are treated as 3rd class citizens. caseymoz Nov 2012 #9
Couple things- one, i agree with you: ALL workers deserve protection. However, as with other Warren DeMontague Nov 2012 #10
Yes, a lot of porn now is from webcams. caseymoz Nov 2012 #11
Porn stars on TMZ live talking about this very study.. Upton Nov 2012 #13
Well, it's still only one study caseymoz Nov 2012 #14
Sorry..I thought you could move it ahead.. Upton Nov 2012 #15
It's what antiporn people won't listen to. caseymoz Nov 2012 #16
I am of the opinion that the attempts to vilify and outlaw porn make life more difficult for Warren DeMontague Dec 2012 #17
Message auto-removed Name removed Aug 2013 #18
... opiate69 Aug 2013 #19
Testing the water Major Nikon Aug 2013 #20
lol.. most likely, yup.. opiate69 Aug 2013 #21
That is too funny liberal N proud Aug 2013 #26
I think that drug addiction and major psychological problems are a barrier to any career. lumberjack_jeff Aug 2013 #22
But the standards for the study group caseymoz Aug 2013 #23
And it's silly for some to stigmatize the job- and then gasp in horror that there's a stigma. Warren DeMontague Aug 2013 #24
They still can't get charities to accept their donations. caseymoz Aug 2013 #25
Hey.. Whatever happened with Iceland's exciting proposal to ban all internet porn? Warren DeMontague Aug 2013 #27
And those problems don't exist in mainstream movies... TreasonousBastard Sep 2013 #28
They do of course, but with sex workers caseymoz Sep 2013 #29
Pop music has its fair share of slut-shaming - just look at some of the responses to Miley Cyrus. nomorenomore08 Sep 2013 #31
Anytime women are openly sexual caseymoz Sep 2013 #32
Shit, some of the biggest drunks and coke fiends I've had the unfortunate pleasure of encountering Warren DeMontague Sep 2013 #30
It's uncanny how similar-sounding the arguments of the anti-porn and, say, anti-marijuana crowds are Warren DeMontague Sep 2013 #33
That's because they're both cases of hysteria. nt caseymoz Sep 2013 #34
You know, I would actually like to get into a full blown discussion of racism in porn ProudToBeBlueInRhody Sep 2013 #35
Part of the problem is the idea that there is some monolithic entity called "porn" Warren DeMontague Sep 2013 #36
The realization I've been coming around to is... opiate69 Sep 2013 #37
Yeah, pretty much. Warren DeMontague Sep 2013 #38
Thanks.. yeah.. both of our dogs in a span of 14 days.. it's been rough. opiate69 Sep 2013 #39
:( Warren DeMontague Sep 2013 #40
But, no.. Nobody's pathologizing male sexual response... No Sir-eeee.. opiate69 Nov 2013 #41
I've actually been "insulted" several times via PM about "wanking off" ProudToBeBlueInRhody Nov 2013 #42
yeah.. nothing "stalker-y" in that, eh?? opiate69 Nov 2013 #43
LOL ProudToBeBlueInRhody Nov 2013 #44
Lol. Like flies to honey, dude. opiate69 Nov 2013 #45
Here's a series of PMs I got from said stalker... Major Nikon Nov 2013 #46
Wow.. opiate69 Nov 2013 #48
I have no idea Major Nikon Nov 2013 #49
Isn't "wussie" a quasi-sexist slur? ProudToBeBlueInRhody Nov 2013 #50
Here's how I see it Major Nikon Nov 2013 #51
I got less than halfway through that thread of... TreasonousBastard Nov 2013 #47
Kick for relevance.... opiate69 Feb 2014 #52
LOL I had just fished the link off my FB to post LadyHawkAZ Feb 2014 #53
GMTA! opiate69 Feb 2014 #54
Busy. Moving always sucks. LadyHawkAZ Feb 2014 #55
Ah.. Arizona.. Nice place, but too many republicans, scorpions and snakes for me. lol opiate69 Feb 2014 #56
Yeah, it seems I arrived right in the middle of a scandal! LadyHawkAZ Feb 2014 #57
Oh, geez, you have my condolences. Warren DeMontague Feb 2014 #58
Thanks LadyHawkAZ Feb 2014 #60
You're not doing feminism right, indeed ProudToBeBlueInRhody Feb 2014 #59
Yeah, sure whathehell Feb 2014 #61
You know you're searching a different industry, right? n/t LadyHawkAZ Feb 2014 #63
You mean the difference between "in person" prostitution and the Big Screen version? whathehell Feb 2014 #64
And, if I'm not mistaken, most of those links just refer back to the same study anyway... opiate69 Feb 2014 #66
A peer reviewed study vs an unrelated google search Major Nikon Feb 2014 #65
An "unrelated" google search?...Riiiighht, because porn "acting" isn't "prostitution", Right? whathehell Feb 2014 #67
"I can't say I'm much impressed by you're(sic) critical thinking skills" Major Nikon Feb 2014 #68
LOL...Is that the BEST you can do? whathehell Feb 2014 #69
Actually it's not Major Nikon Feb 2014 #70
lol! opiate69 Feb 2014 #72
Hey, "At" least you're "getting" some "exercise" Warren DeMontague Feb 2014 #73
Um.. opiate69 Feb 2014 #71
A good documentary Blue_Adept Feb 2014 #62
Here's one who is... TreasonousBastard Mar 2014 #74
I know two porn stars. One fits the stereotype the other challenges it at every step. Exultant Democracy Mar 2014 #75
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