Pornography Actresses: An Assessment of the Damaged Goods Hypothesis

  title={Pornography Actresses: An Assessment of the Damaged Goods Hypothesis},
  author={James D. Griffith and Sharon L. Mitchell and Christian L Hart and Lea T. Adams and Lucy L. Gu},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  pages={621 - 632}
The damaged goods hypothesis posits that female performers in the adult entertainment industry have higher rates of childhood sexual abuse (CSA), psychological problems, and drug use compared to the typical woman. The present study compared the self-reports of 177 porn actresses to a sample of women matched on age, ethnicity, and marital status. Comparisons were conducted on sexual behaviors and attitudes, self-esteem, quality of life, and drug use. Porn actresses were more likely to identify… 
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