Research Reveals Why Orange County's Porn Starlets Are Smiling

Categories: Film, OC Media
This should bring smiles to Jenna Jameson, Aurora Snow, Jillian Foxxx, Amber Lynn, Jenna Haze, Felecia, Lupe Fuentes, Sandra Scream, Candy Apples, Devinn Lane, Janine Lindemulder, Tasha Reign, Eva Angelina and--somewhere--the late Shannon Michelle Wilsey Longoria of Mission Viejo (aka Savannah), as well as any other current or former female porn star who still calls and has called Orange County home. If those smiles aren't already there, as new research suggests adult film actresses display above-average self-esteem, qualities of life, body images and senses of spiritual contentment.

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The Journal of Sex Research findings fly in the face of stereotypes that have women in the porn industry being desperate, drug-addled, victims of childhood sexual abuse who give it up early and often to mask their self-shame. While the test set of sex stars were generally bisexual and more promiscuous at an earlier age than the same number of women pulled randomly, there were no more instances of childhood sexual abuses in one group versus the other, the research suggests.

Here is the study's abstract:

The damaged goods hypothesis posits that female performers in the adult entertainment industry have higher rates of childhood sexual abuse (CSA), psychological problems, and drug use compared to the typical woman. The present study compared the self-reports of 177 porn actresses to a sample of women matched on age, ethnicity, and marital status. Comparisons were conducted on sexual behaviors and attitudes, self-esteem, quality of life, and drug use. Porn actresses were more likely to identify as bisexual, first had sex at an earlier age, had more sexual partners, were more concerned about contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD), and enjoyed sex more than the matched sample, although there were no differences in incidence of CSA. In terms of psychological characteristics, porn actresses had higher levels of self-esteem, positive feelings, social support, sexual satisfaction, and spirituality compared to the matched group. Last, female performers were more likely to have ever used 10 different types of drugs compared to the comparison group. A discriminant function analysis was able to correctly classify 83% of the participants concerning whether they were a porn actress or member of the matched sample. These findings did not provide support for the damaged goods hypothesis.

When put up against the women from professions that require no nudity, the 177 studied porn starlets were much more likely to drink alcohol and use drugs. Hell, you try to wipe out the image of The Hedgehog coming at you!

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