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am_Unition  ·  400 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Can We Learn About Privacy From Porn Stars?

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.

It won't be long before there are people in traditionally well-respected positions (oh lel) of society who also actively star in adult films. It's becoming less and less of a "mutually exclusive" thing. There's still nearly an infinite amount of complexity to it, but someone's eventually going to successfully navigate those waters.

"Kids are crazy these days, when I was kid, we'd never..." yawn

kleinbl00  ·  399 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    There's still nearly an infinite amount of complexity to it, but someone's eventually going to successfully navigate those waters.

Her name is Traci Lords.

    On July 17, 1986, video rental shops and adult movie theaters in the USA were ordered to withdraw from their shelves all hardcore material featuring Lords. John Weston, attorney of the Adult Film Association of America, said distributors should withdraw any movie made before May 1986, featuring Lords "in sexual conduct, no matter how briefly". The withdrawal of Lords' movies from the market cost the industry millions of dollars. Government prosecutors declared Lords was a victim of a manipulative industry, maintaining that she was drugged and made to do non-consensual acts. Industry insiders, including Ron Jeremy, Tom Byron, Peter North, and Ginger Lynn, said they never saw her use drugs and that she was always fully aware of her actions. While most of her movies were permanently removed from distribution in the United States, several were re-edited to remove Lords' scenes entirely (such as Kinky Business and New Wave Hookers), or in a few cases, had new footage filmed with a different actress playing her part (as in Talk Dirty to Me Part III). The only movie legally available in the United States was Traci, I Love You, filmed in Cannes, France only two days after her 18th birthday. She sold her rights to Traci, I Love You during early 1987 for $100,000. This action resulted in claims that she herself had tipped off the authorities to gain immunity from prosecution, while being the only one to profit from the movie.

It's possible? That Nora Kuzma was duped into participating in child pornography and drugged against her will from the age of 14 to 18, after which she suddenly woke up (aged 18 years and 3 days) and regretted her decision.

It's also possible that Nora Kuzma knew she had four years to make as much money as she could, after which she could make the act of looking at images of her naked childhood body a felony and that she could keep all the money and notoriety.

There are few industries as deserving of the karma.

am_Unition  ·  396 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Wow, that was a messed up story, any way you slice it. Inevitable, for Big Porn to go up in flames. And the industry has always lead the entertainment and media in foretelling many future trends, but you prolly knew that. The YouTube advertisement revenue assassination, the FCC bullshit, these terrible superhero re-reboots, etc., we're so almost there. Very shook up.

But no, sorry, what I was talking about is some playgirl/boy CEO of a billion dollar company simultaneously doin' it live, streaming it for free 'cuz they get off on having an audience of several million. On the reg. And they manage no immediate negative repercussions, maybe for a decade or two. Then as they left their sexual prime, that'd be a whole 'nother weird thing. Huh, sounds like a movie.. heyyy waiiiit a tick.....

Paragraph 1 + paragraph 2 + world affairs = After Jared & Ivanka are mistakenly sent back into the past by the world's first time machine (of their own inventing, naturally), they end up unifying every Germanic tribe in 200 AD Poland shortly before participating in a holy orgy of mass political offense. All recorded on the new GoProfuckyourself. Before they can return home, the thumb drive is lost inside of Adam Sandler's ass, who appears in every shot, clinging to one of the camera or audio booms, actors, or props. Although Sandler's ass is agreed to be the ideal storage system, the closest hospital is in late 17th century St. Petersburg, and Peter the Great's upload speeds are throttled to shit. But the shit-covered USB thumb-drive.. hahahahahh ok, I'm sorry guys, I'll stop

ThatFanficGuy  ·  400 days ago  ·  link  ·  

So, you figure it's the porn that improves one's self-esteem etc., and not those characterics already being high that lead one to perform in porn?

am_Unition  ·  400 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Great question. Probably some of both. It'd be no small feat to figure out how much of each.

It's also a self-reported study, but I'm sure there's more than just a little validity to it.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  400 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I had a friend who was very interested in sex - in the act as well as in the study of it on a personal level. Enjoying it, learning tricks, learning kinks. Said once she would be interested in doing sex ed - something that doesn't exist our, comparatively rural part of Russia, but something she might find in Germany, where she was aiming the whole time.

I asked her a few times: why wouldn't she do striptease or porn? She was eager to do both with her man, after all. She wasn't interested. My guess is - it's the publicity part that scared her off: she didn't want people to think of her as a slut. Otherwise, I think she would've made quite a career doing something she loves.

She was a happy kinda girl, now that I think of it.

am_Unition  ·  396 days ago  ·  link  ·  

First and foremost, consent is probably the sexiest thing about sex. Following that, I think sex is something we've all gotta figure out on our own, man. No two people approach it in the exact same fashion. Follow your heart, and maybe your head quite a bit, too.

Yeah, I don't even feel qualified to say anything else, but I enjoyed thinking about it to myself, so thanks for that.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  396 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I appreciate the thought but am not sure what in my comment brought them up in your mind.

am_Unition  ·  396 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Me neither. I'm in the middle of a software update, sorry.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  396 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh, I see. It can be an orgy, that's true.

am_Unition  ·  396 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Whatever that means, I totally agree. It can be an orgy.