A new study has put to bed the perception that female porn stars have low self-esteem and are less psychologically healthy compared with other women.
The study, which was published in the Journal of Sex Research, said it found no evidence to support the "damaged goods hypothesis" that actresses involved in the porn industry come from desperate backgrounds. Rather, the researchers found the women have higher self-esteem, a better quality of life and body image, and are more positive, with greater levels of spirituality.
The study was conducted by researchers at Pennsylvania's Shippensburg University, Texas Woman’s University and the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation
For my own recent insights on female exploitation (and the Camille Paglia connection), see this comment here.