Why Become a Pornography Actress?

  title={Why Become a Pornography Actress?},
  author={James D. Griffith and Lea T. Adams and Christian L Hart and Sharon L. Mitchell},
  journal={International Journal of Sexual Health},
  pages={165 - 180}
ABSTRACT. There is very limited research on women who perform in adult films. The current study used a discovery-oriented qualitative methodology to examine the responses of 176 female actresses in the adult entertainment industry to questions regarding the reasons for becoming involved in the pornography industry, as well as their likes and dislikes of the work. The most frequent reasons for joining the industry included money, sex, and attention. Only one participant indicated that she was… 
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