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  • Porn stars more positive, spiritually healthier than other women

    Spirituality healthy? Is that why the say "Oh God" a lot?
  • The actresses, all of whom had been paid to work on at least one X-rated movie, ranged in age from 18 to 50, with an average career in the industry of 3.5 years. More than one-third were either married or in a serious relationship, and 44% were single.

    Those statistics sound totally legit and not pulled out of the researchers' asses. Let's say "more than 1/3" is 35%. So, 35% in a serious relationship + 44% single = 79%. What is the status of the other 21%? They're not in a serious relationship or single... maybe they're in a casual polyamorous harem?
  • reported: The actresses, all of whom had been paid to work on at least one X-rated movie, ranged in age from 18 to 50, with an average career in the industry of 3.5 years. More than one-third were either married or in a serious relationship, and 44% were single.

    Those statistics sound totally legit and not pulled out of the researchers' asses. Let's say "more than 1/3" is 35%. So, 35% in a serious relationship + 44% single = 79%. What is the status of the other 21%? They're not in a serious relationship or single... maybe they're in a casual polyamorous harem?


    Perhaps they didn't report on their marital status. "N/A" does happen in research.
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    Abstract for the study.

    Of course the website commenters, including people claiming to be associated with a university, are making ad hominem and poisoning the well attacks even though they make no claim to having looked at the study or assessed the data on their own.
  • reported: Those statistics sound totally legit and not pulled out of the researchers' asses.


    Have you actually examined the paper and the research?
  • Both places I've seen this article up, I've been very amused by the comments.

    People sure do have a lot invested in the idea that women in porn are secretly miserable.
  • This is just the industry trying to dispel some stereotypes about people who do porn for a living. While well meaning the numbers do seem a little self serving and arbitrary. While there may be a lot of happy and well adjusted in the industry the stereotypes are not made up out of whole cloth. That noted, as the objections of the prudish, religious zealots and hardcore anti-porn feminists lessen and general societal acceptance of porn as just another aspect of life increases the old stereotypes about sex trader workers will also diminish.
  • I wonder if there is a typo in the abstract. That "ever tried 10 different types of drugs" doesn't make syntactic sense. Perhaps they mean "never" ?

    Alright. Time to put on my academic credentials and see if I can access the actual article....
  • quatchi: While well meaning the numbers do seem a little self serving and arbitrary.


    Have you actually examined the paper and the research?
  • She does.

    And yet, she still does.
  • You're singing to the choir, Subby.
  • Any chance that good-looking women both have higher self-esteem and are more likely to be selected as porn stars?
  • Well, all those cam girls do seem to have great personalities. Well, most of them do.
  • It's the big fake tits that give em the confidence.

    /tits, is there nothing they can't do?
  • I don't think I've ever met a woman who didn't have obvious self esteem issues. Sure, lots of men do too, but we mostly hide ours and try and forget about them. Women seem to wear their issues out in the open and bring them up whenever they get a chance.

    Why the heck are you women so hard on yourselves? That's what men are for.
  • Somacandra: Have you actually examined the paper and the research?


    Just as important is WTF is your point?
  • So, you're saying if my ex was a massive slut on camera, she wouldn't have been such a horrible biatch?

    /doubt it
  • Somacandra: Have you actually examined the paper and the research?


    Nope. Just saying "the average woman has less self esteem than a porn star" conclusion coming as it does from an industry organ seems suspect.

    This may be true but it would be very difficult to prove empirically with anything resembling definitive numbers as our current model of tricorders can't actually measure esteem with any accuracy.

    Perhaps the next generation of tricorders will have more success.
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    And yes, I'm sure that's THE "Sharon Mitchell," that is to say, Dr. Sharon Mitchell (NSFW ads), with her PhD from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. 

    That first page seems to be all I can access, although there are a number of academic databases that claim to have the full text.
  • Man no one said anything about the men in porn...what if they are all suffering from crippled sense of self worth?
  • quatchi: Just saying "the average woman has less self esteem than a porn star" conclusion coming as it does from an industry organ seems suspect.


    Not to mention the sample is way too small.
  • Discriminant analysis was on the named factors was able to correctly identify whether a woman was a porn star or from the control group 83% of the time?

    Mind. Blown.

    /Need to know more about the sample populations/matching criteria/etc., in order to assess the significance of the findings.
    //[Insert obligatory caution against correlation/causation confusion here]
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    At least they put a man in charge.
  • or, just arch your back

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    /ok, not helpful
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