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Porn Stars Are Not Sexually Abused 'Damaged Goods,' Study Says

Female porn stars are not "damaged goods" who experienced more sexual abuse as children than average women, researchers have declared.

No, in fact, adult performers report higher levels of self-esteem, spirituality and, of course, sexual satisfaction, according to the study "Pornography Actresses: An Assessment of the Damaged Goods Hypothesis."

The flip-side?

Lady adult actresses are, a summary of the study says, ...

... 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 ...
Sasha Grey.
Sasha Grey.
Vice Books

Not surprised.

Researchers, including Sharon Mitchell of the defunct Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation, the porn biz's former STD testing service, looked at 177 female porn stars and compared them to a "sample" of women of similar backgrounds (age, ethnicity and marital status).

The paper was published late this month in the Journal of Sexual Research.

The summary of the study says "there were no differences" in self-reported childhood sexual abuse when the performers and non-performers were compared.

But porn stars do like their drugs, apparently.

... Female performers were more likely to have ever used 10 different types of drugs compared to the comparison group.

Did anyone suggest that maybe drugs help repress some memories here? Just sayin' ...

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