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Why Do Women Become Porn Actresses?

Why do female porn actresses choose their career path? What are their likes and dislikes of their chosen profession? See the results of a recent study that sought these answers from 176 adult film performers. Read More

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What don't you understand?

Yeah right

Alot of them are full blown addicts prior and get into it for alot of quick money to feed their drug bills and addictions.Yet they will swear up and down that theyre in it for the "sex" and to "express themselves" or to "fufill fantasies"------> BS!

Re: yeah right

And you personally know porn actresses well enough to know what they do in their spare time? Or are you just making it up?

a fantasy

It's what they do in his fantasies.

I know a stripper personally.

I know a stripper personally. Shes not on drugs etc, and makes 6 figures a year while the government thinks she makes less then 20k. Once you get "sex is immoral" out of the equation, why not?

I knew a woman in the sex

I knew a woman in the sex industry personally too. She dropped dead of a heroin overdose in her twenties. So what exactly is your point?

I know three DDS's who lost

I know three DDS's who lost their licenses for using various narcotics too and recently had a young patient of mine in highschool OD. My point would be that saying some are on drugs does not mean the industry as a whole is about drug addicts. Its an easy path for money for attractive women, which would appeal to those looking for drug money, but its not as if everyone is a user in it.

Money is coercion and

Money is coercion and exploitation in the dislikes column also indicates a higher level of coercion than <1. You believe what you want to believe to get you through. That includes men who use porn and seek to justify their complicity in a highly unethical and harmful industry.

oh, so women are off the hook?

Oh, so women who use porn are off the hook?

It's telling that the author

It's telling that the author chose to illustrate his article with an image of Deep Throat, a film in which a woman had a gun held to her head just off camera by her violent boyfriend/pimp, where bruises were clearly visible on her body, where her abuse and coercion by this man were confirmed by others involved in the filming and where Linda Boereman herself gave testimony under oath that she was coerced and seriously harmed during and after the production of the film. Denial is very strong when it serves self interest, to the point that a man doesn't even see what's right in front of him.

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Gad Saad is Professor of Marketing at Concordia University and author of The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption and The Consuming Instinct.

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