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Women In The Porn Industry

Many people have different opinions when it comes to pornography. Some believe that it is acceptable and can be a healthy sexual way to be visually stimulated, some believe that it is for them only if it follows certain guidelines, and some believe that it is not all right for them, but is okay for others to view if that is what makes them happy.

Then there are those who feel that porn is not appropriate for anyone and some even go further and believe it to be evil, dirty and outright disgusting no matter what type of adult entertainment it represents. Furthermore, there are many that watch porn and think that is fine but judge people involved in it. Hypocritical, we know, but that is a pretty common issue and all it takes it to glance at comments in forums to see that.

When we refer to porn in this article, we are referring to legitimate porn that is performed by consenting adults. We are not talking about any form of illegal pornography which is a completely separate subject. That being said, let's take some time to look at porn and various sociological aspects of it.

What Is Porn?

In order to examine aspects of porn, we first must begin with having a clear understanding of what we are talking about.

Pornography

A sexual explicit, artistic depiction.

Sexually Explicit

Showing nudity with full views of the acts, including penetration, or descriptions of such acts. Excluding romance novels with little if any nudity or graphic descriptions of sex acts.

Artistic

Done for entertainment, not educational purposes.

Depiction

Pictures, writing, video, and audio of explicit, artistic sexual acts. Pornography provides a focus on the sexuality of people. It can present the performers as whole individuals with a focus on the relationship of the characters being portrayed or it can be more focused on the physical acts of sexuality.

Bad Porn

Unfortunately, there is also unhealthy porn such as incest films, true rape and other terrible depictions. These, of course, are not participants that can be considered consensual and the producers of such films should be prosecuted. This article is not about these types of films as the focus here is on professional, legitimate porn producers.

Claims That Women Are Victims Of Porn

Women are often made out to be the victims of pornography through a large percentage of people. There are two ways that this occurs-

1) Women who perform in porn are thought to be coerced against their will into it.

Research actually shows that women are not generally coerced into porn, they choose it of their own free will. The argument that women are coerced against their will leads me to question why those who are said to be doing the coercing are not being charged for assault, rape, kidnapping and other fitting crimes.

The truth is that women typically choose their careers in porn by their own free will.

2) Women only participate in porn if they are "damaged" or have psychological problems.

This is truly an arrogant opinion to me and one that I think is dismissive and judgmental. To say this means that any healthy women would not partake in porn as it is degrading and humiliating. Thus, all women who participate in porn must be so emotionally beaten down that they are not responsible for their own behavior.

The truth is that some women have different definitions of what is degrading and humiliating and do not find porn to be as such. Some women have found a career in the porn industry to be empowering, especially when they take control of their careers. It is also true that there are women who are attracted to a career in porn because they have emotional trauma regarding sexuality and are acting out their dysfunction because it is their way of coping with it, but certainly not in all cases.

Sexual Abuse & Porn

There are many ways that women who have been sexually abused deal with it. Here are some examples of common themes-

Women who have been sexually abused as children often have two extreme coping mechanisms on how they deal with what occurred to them.

1) They see sexuality as dirty and wrong and associate their body as being such and live an extremely prude and abstinent type lifestyle.

2) They see sexuality as a way to receive attention and love (although unhealthy and dysfunctional from having been abused) they still want to receive it as it is what they know to be attention and love and thus become promiscuous, or even seek out a career in the sex industry because their self-worth is centered on their sexuality.

This does not mean that a woman who has been sexually abused does not understand what healthy sex or love is, it may just be how they began to believe that they can get it. This is why counseling is helpful to sex abuse victims as it helps them have better awareness.

Does this mean that a woman who has been sexually abused is damaged or should be able to claim that she was coerced into a legal contract in the porn industry? The answer is no.

Think about the fact that EVERYONE is influenced by their culture. Would you say that someone from a violent area who shot and killed someone was not responsible for their behavior because they were surrounded by violence growing up?

No, you probably wouldn't. Why? Because no matter what happens to us in life we have a lovely little gift called FREE WILL. We are always able to choose how we react to incidents in our lives. We must be responsible for those choices. That does not mean that we cannot be compassionate of why people made the choices they do, but ultimately the person that sits in the driver's seat of our life is ourselves when it comes to who we choose to be.

 

 

A well know advocate of porn, Wendy McElroy once said

"Pornography is nothing more or less than freedom of speech applied to the sexual realm."