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Study: Porn Stars More Religious, Have Higher Self-Esteem Than Other Women

November 26, 2012 HOUSTON (CBS Houston) — Stop thinking that all porn actresses are “damaged goods.” A new study finds that female porn stars are more religious and have a higher self-esteem than other women. The study, which was published in the Journal of Sex Research, concluded that these women do not fit the “damaged goods hypothesis.” “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,” the study titled “Pornography Actresses: An Assessment of the Damaged Goods Hypothesis” concluded. The study compared 177 porn actresses to a sample of women based on age, race and marital status. According to the Toronto Sun, researchers shot down the ideas that women who work in porn came from broken families or hostile backgrounds. The study also found that women working in porn tried more drugs, had their first sexual experience at a younger age and had more sexual partners than those in the sample group. The study was conducted by Rresearchers from Texas Woman’s University, Shippensburg University and Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation.


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