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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:05 PM

Porn stars: NO more damaged than the rest of us

A report finds adult actresses are happier than the rest of us -- and that being naked might lead to self-esteem
BY TRACY CLARK-FLORY

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.


http://www.salon.com/2012/11/28/study_porn_stars_arent_damaged/

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:57 AM

1. That report will likely rustle some feathers.

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Response to Fearless (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 03:11 PM

3. it did. though i wish the feathers read the report

before they started pecking at me. sometimes people are incredibly dumb.

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 07:57 PM

2. I think you have to be comfortable in your own skin enough to show off like that.

So, it makes sense to me.

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